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May 05, 2021

Using Your Blacksburg Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can control your Blacksburg security system with your voice? Wouldn’t it be great if your Blacksburg security system was more intuitive? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Blacksburg security system you can create an intuitive boost.

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can access your wireless system to command your interior lighting, lock your locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring experts. Then when you’re heading for bed or to get out of the house, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras activate into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re hurrying to lock up quickly and can’t find the control pad.

Here’s how using your Blacksburg security system with Google Nest or Alexa works:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To enable voice prompts on your security and automation system, you’ll need to activate the ADT skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can tell your smart speaker to perform almost all of the things that you can manage in your mobile security app. With easy voice controls, you can disarm or arm your alarms and sensors, raise or lower your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use different Alexa or Google skills to control each separate camera, alarm, and automation device, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the perks of linking your Blacksburg security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that everything is found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can personalize your home with all sorts of security and automation components as a package when you get your home security system.

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

Google and Alexa can do more things than just turning off the lights or arming your motion sensors. You can check the status of your camera or change your thermostat to a preset setting. You might also tell Alexa or Google to schedule your devices just like you could in your mobile security app.

Say these phrases for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You can also set a routine within the Alexa or Google app that puts many devices together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m going out,” and trigger your smart door locks, flip on your window and door sensors, turn down the smart thermostat, and turn off your smart lights. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and use the prompt to turn down the lighting and set the temperature to a more comfortable level. The components you can pair together in a preset routine are seemingly endless.

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Should You Get All Your Smart Components From A Single Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Is linking your Blacksburg security system to Google Nest or Alexa simpler if you get your components from one place, or can you mix and match? While you can mix and match -- many devices use z-wave tech -- many times it’s simpler to have all your devices connected at the time of install.

By having your devices installed together, you create one united home security system from the outset. Then you can design away and make groups and routines, and not have to reconfigure later. You could add different smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you will have hope that they work in sync. However, make sure that any extra components are linked to your security system first, and then use voice commands with the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best Blacksburg security system for your home, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create a perfect system for a voice-activated smart home. Just call (540) 212-4532 or send in the form below to start.