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May 05, 2021

Command Your Salinas Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can access your wireless system to turn on your interior lighting, lock your door locks, and push tripped alarm notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring team. Then as you’re ready for bed or to leave the house, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras slip into guard mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re hurrying to leave quickly and have your hands full.

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

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To make your AI assistant listen for the voice prompts for your home security system, you’ll need to enable the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can instruct your smart speaker to perform a majority of of the commands that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With intuitive voice controls, you can arm or disarm your system, adjust your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is up.

You could use other Alexa or Google skills to manage each separate camera, alarm, and automation item, but that can grow to overkill. One of the benefits of linking your Salinas security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that every voice command for every component is easily found in a singular place. Luckily, you can outfit your house with alarms, automation, and security cameras as a package when you buy your security system.

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

Alexa and Google can do more things than just turning off your smart bulbs or setting your alarm system. You can also check the status of your smart devices or calibrate a component to a custom level. You can also tell Alexa or Google to plan a timetable for your devices just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Say these prompts for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You may also preset a routine within Alexa or Google that puts many alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving the house,” and trigger your smart locks, arm your motion sensors, lower the smart thermostat, and turn off your smart lights. Or preset a routine for “movie night,” and sit back as your AI assistant lowers the lighting and resets the air. The devices you can link together in a preset routine are almost limitless.

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

Is pairing your Salinas security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you get your alarms and cameras from one place, or can you mix and match? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave wireless connections -- you may find that it’s more convenient to get all your smart home devices linked at the initial install.

When you get your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you make a powerful, unified system from the beginning. Then you can pre-set away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, and not have to reconfigure later. You could get different smart components as you go, but then you may have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. However, make sure that any extra devices are entered to your security system first, and then use voice commands through the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you search for the best Salinas security system for your family, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create a perfect system for a voice-activated smart home. Just contact (831) 205-7394 or send in the form below to get started.