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May 05, 2021

Using Your Asheville Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your wireless system to turn on your smart lights, set your smart locks, and send system alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring agents. Then as you’re heading for bed or to get out of the house, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and watch everything slip into protection mode. That’s a nice advantage when you’re rushing to lock up quickly and have your arms full.

How can you link Google Nest or Alexa with your Asheville security system:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To make your AI assistant respond to the voice commands for your security system, you’ll need to turn on the ADT skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can instruct your devices to perform almost all of the things that you can do in your mobile security app. With easy voice prompts, you can disarm or arm your system, control your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

Then again, you could use separate Google or Alexa skills to manage each security and automation component, but that can grow to overkill. One of the perks of pairing your Asheville security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that everything is easily found in the same skill. Luckily, you can customize your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices that will work together with voice commands.

What Voice Controls Can You Use When You Link Your Asheville Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more things than just flipping on the lights or arming your alarm system. You can see the status of your camera or adjust a component to a predetermined setting. You might also tell Alexa or Google to auto-adjust your components just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these prompts for your Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You can also set a routine in the Alexa or Google app that combines multiple devices together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and activate your smart door locks, flip on your alarms, turn down the air, and turn off every light in the house. Or set up a routine for “tv time,” and use the phrase to turn down the lighting and set the A/C to a more comfortable level. The devices you can link together to make a preset routine are only limited by your imagination.

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

Is linking your Asheville security system to Google Nest or Alexa easier if you order your devices from the initial install, or can you build over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- many devices use z-wave tech -- sometimes it’s more convenient to have all your security components configured at the time of install.

By having your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed together, you instantly create one cohesive home security system from the start. Then you can design away and devise groups and routines, and not have to set up a skill differently later. You could get different security components as you go, but then you may have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. Simply ensure that any added components are linked to your ADT system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google using the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you’re looking for the best Asheville security system for your family, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you create your system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just contact (828) 202-7229 or complete the form below to begin.