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May 05, 2021

Command Your Plano Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can command your Plano home security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your Plano security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Plano security system you can create an amazing improvement.

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can access your state-of-the-art system to command your smart lights, activate your smart locks, and push system alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring experts. Then if you’re preparing for bed or to leave the house, all you have to say is “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras slip into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re rushing to get out of the house quickly and can’t find the your Command pad.

How can you use Google Nest or Alexa with your Plano security system:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To enable voice prompts on your security and automation system, you’ll need to turn on the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can instruct your smart speaker to perform almost all of the commands that you can manage in your mobile ADT Control app. With natural voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your alarms, adjust your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is opened.

Then again, you could use separate Alexa or Google skills to manage each separate camera, alarm, and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the perks of linking your Plano security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that everything is conveniently found in one skill. Luckily, you can personalize your house with all sorts of security and automation components and pair them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

What Voice Instructions Can You Use When You Pair Your Plano Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Google and Alexa can do more things than just flipping on your smart lights or arming your alarms. You can also check the status of your camera or calibrate your thermostat to a custom setting. You may also tell Alexa or Google to schedule 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 security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You might also create a routine within the Alexa or Google app that combines multiple components together. For example, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving,” and lock your smart locks, arm your alarms, turn down the air, and extinguish your smart lights. Or preset a routine for “tv time,” and let your all you devices automatically adjust. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can pair together for a preset routine are almost limitless.

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Should You Get All Your Automated Devices From A Single Place Or Mix And Match?

Does pairing your Plano security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa work best if you get your devices from the initial install, or can you pick over time? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave tech -- sometimes it’s simpler to get all your devices connected at the time of install.

When you get your security, safety, and automation devices installed at one time, you make one unified system from the outset. Then you can program away and create groups and routines, and know all your components will work perfectly immediately. You could add different smart devices as you go, but then you will have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. Simply ensure that any additional components are linked to your security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond using the ADT phrases.

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

As you look for the best Plano security system for your home, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you customize your system for a voice-activated smart home. Just contact (972) 357-1049 or complete the form below to begin.