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May 05, 2021

Using Your Wilmington Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your wireless system to command your interior lighting, activate your smart locks, and push system notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring team. Then as you’re ready for bed or to leave the house, all you need to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and watch everything slip into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re trying to leave quickly and don’t want to mess with the smartphone app.

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

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To switch on voice commands on your security and automation system, you’ll want to activate the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can instruct your devices to perform almost all of the things that you can manage in your mobile security app. With intuitive voice commands, you can arm or disarm your alarms and sensors, raise or lower your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use separate skills to control each camera, alarm, and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of linking your Wilmington security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that every voice command for every component is found in the same place. Luckily, you can outfit your house with all sorts of security and automation components that will work all together with intuitive voice commands.

What Voice Commands Can You Issue When You Pair Your Wilmington Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more than just turning on the lights or arming your alarms. You might want to find out the status of your sensors or change a component to a preset level. You may also command your AI assistant to auto-adjust your components just like you could in the ADT app.

Say these phrases for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You can also preset a routine in Google or Alexa that combines many devices together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m leaving the house,” and trigger your smart door locks, flip on your alarms, lower the thermostat, and extinguish your smart lights. Or preset a routine for “tv time,” and use the prompt to turn down the lights and put the thermostat to just the right level. The devices you can pair together for a personalized routine are seemingly endless.

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Should You Order All Your Automated Items From One Place Or Mix And Match?

Does connecting your Wilmington security system to Alexa or Google Nest work best if you get your devices from the initial install, or can you pick over time? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave wireless connections -- sometimes it’s more convenient to get all your security components linked at the time of install.

When you get your security, safety, and automation devices installed together, you create one unified system from the outset. Then you can pre-set away and create groups, routines, and custom commands, and not have to reprogram later. You could get different security devices as you go, but then you will have to troubleshoot to get them to work in sync. Just make sure that any extra alarms, cameras, or smart items are entered to your security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google through the ADT voice prompts.

The Best Home Security System For Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa Is From Secure24 Alarm Systems

As you search for the best Wilmington security system for your house, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you create your system for a voice-activated smart home. Just phone (910) 263-6334 or send in the form below to begin.