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May 05, 2021

Using Your Fort Myers Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your wireless system to command your smart lights, lock your locks, and send tripped alarm notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring experts. Then when you’re preparing for bed or to run some errands, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and watch everything spring into protection mode. That’s a nice advantage when you’re rushing to get out of the house quickly and don’t want to pull up the smartphone app.

Here’s how using your Fort Myers security system with Alexa or Google works:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To turn on voice commands on your security system, you’ll have to enable the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can tell your smart speaker to perform a majority of of the tasks that you can do in your ADT Control app. With natural voice prompts, you can disarm or arm your alarms and sensors, control your smart lights and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is up.

You could use separate Google or Alexa skills to manage each alarm, sensor, and automation item, but that can seem like a mess. One of the benefits of linking your Fort Myers security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that every voice command for every component is found in one skill. Luckily, you can outfit your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and link them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

What Vocal Controls Can You Say When You Link Your Fort Myers Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more things than just flipping on the lights or setting your alarm system. You can find out the status of your camera or change any automation component to a custom level. You may also ask Alexa or Google to schedule your components just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these phrases for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

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

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You can also create a routine within Alexa or Google that puts different components together. For instance, say “Google, I’m leaving,” and lock your smart locks, flip on your window and door sensors, lower the air, and turn off every light in the house. Or preset a routine for “bedtime,” and sit back as Google dims the smart bulbs and resets the air. The components you can combine together in a personalized routine are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Get All Your Smart Devices From The Same Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Does pairing your Fort Myers security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa work best if you get your alarms and cameras from the same place, or can you mix and match? While you can get non-ADT components -- most use z-wave wireless connections -- sometimes it’s easier to have all your devices linked at the initial install.

When you get your devices installed at one time, you create one united security system from the beginning. Then you can design away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, with every device working at install. You could mix and match your security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you might have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. Simply ensure that any added alarms, cameras, or smart items are paired to your home security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond through the ADT skill.

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

As you search for the best Fort Myers security system for your home, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you customize your system for a voice-activated smart home. Just call (239) 317-1360 or complete the form below to begin.