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May 05, 2021

Command Your Charlotte Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your state-of-the-art system to turn on your lights, set your locks, and send tripped alarm alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring agents. Then if you’re ready for bed or to run some errands, all you have to say is “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras slip into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re trying to get out of the house quickly and can’t make it to the control pad.

Here’s how to pair your Charlotte security system with Alexa or Google Nest:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To enable voice prompts on your security system, you’ll want to turn on the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can instruct your devices to perform a majority of of the things that you can do in your ADT Control app. With easy voice controls, you can disarm or arm your system, raise or lower your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use separate Google or Alexa skills to work with each security and automation item, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the perks of linking your Charlotte security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that every voice command for every component is conveniently found in one place. Luckily, you can personalize your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and link them with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa on install.

What Vocal Commands Can You Issue When You Connect Your Charlotte Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Your AI assistant can do more things than just turning off the lights or setting your alarms. You can also find out the status of your smart devices or adjust your thermostat to a predetermined scene. You may also ask your AI assistant to schedule your alarms and cameras just like you could in your mobile security app.

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

  • “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 front door camera.”

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You might also create a routine within Google or Alexa that puts many devices together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m going out,” and activate your smart door locks, arm your alarms, turn down the air, and turn off your smart lights. Or set a routine for “movie night,” and relax as Google lowers the smart bulbs and resets the thermostat. The components you can pair together for a preset routine are almost limitless.

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Should You Buy All Your Automated Items From One Place Or Mix And Match?

Does pairing your Charlotte security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa work best if you order your alarms and cameras from the initial install, or can you build over time? While you can mix and match -- most use z-wave wireless connections -- many times it’s simpler to get all your security components linked at the same time.

When you get your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed together, you instantly create a powerful, united security system from the beginning. Then you can pre-set away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, and know all your components will work seamlessly immediately. You could mix and match your smart devices as you go, but then you may have a greater chance they won’t work together. Simply ensure that any extra alarms, cameras, or smart items are paired to your home security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google using the ADT skill.

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

As you search for the best Charlotte security system for your house, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you personalize the perfect system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just phone (704) 980-0988 or fill out the form below to begin.