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May 05, 2021

Command Your Indianapolis Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can command your Indianapolis ADT security system with your voice? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your Indianapolis home security system was more intuitive? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Indianapolis ADT security system you can create an intuitive upgrade.

Your smart speaker assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your security and automation system to control your lights, lock your door locks, and push system notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring agents. Then if you’re heading for bed or to run some errands, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and your system will activate into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re trying to leave quickly and can’t make it to the key pad.

Here’s how to pair your Indianapolis security system with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To make your AI assistant listen for the voice prompts for your security and automation system, you’ll have to enable the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform almost all of the commands that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With natural voice commands, you can disarm or arm your system, adjust your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is opened.

Conversely, you can use separate Google or Alexa skills to work with each security and automation device, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the perks of linking your Indianapolis security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that every voice command for every component is found in one place. Luckily, you can customize your house with alarms, cameras, and automation devices that will work together with intuitive voice commands.

What Vocal Controls Can You Say When You Pair Your Indianapolis Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more things than just flipping on your smart bulbs or setting your alarm system. You might want to check the status of your camera or adjust your thermostat to a predetermined level. You can also ask your smart speaker to auto-adjust your alarms and cameras just like you could in your mobile security app.

Here are just a few commands for your Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my garage door camera.”

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You may also set a routine within Alexa or Google that links multiple alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m going out,” and activate your smart door locks, arm your alarms, turn down the smart thermostat, and turn off every light in the house. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and let your lights, thermostat, and other devices automatically adjust. The devices you can combine together in a preset routine are almost limitless.

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Should You Order All Your Automated Items From One Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Is pairing your Indianapolis security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa simpler if you get your alarms and cameras from the initial install, or can you pick over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- as long as your device uses z-wave wireless connections -- many times it’s simpler to have all your smart home devices connected at the initial install.

By having your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed at one time, you create one unified system from the beginning. Then you can pre-set away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, with everything working on day one. You could mix and match your smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you will have hope that they work in sync. However, make sure that any additional alarms, cameras, or smart items are paired to your ADT system first, and then use voice commands through the ADT voice prompts.

The Best Home Security System For Alexa or Google Nest Comes From Secure24 Alarm Systems

As you search for the best Indianapolis security system for your home, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you customize a perfect system for a voice-activated smart house. Just phone (317) 268-5461 or fill out the form below to begin.