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May 05, 2021

Using Your Sioux City Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can access your wireless system to command your smart lights, activate your smart locks, and push system notifications to your mobile device and ADT monitoring agents. Then as you’re preparing for bed or to leave the house, all you need to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras activate into guard mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re hurrying to lock up quickly and have your hands full.

Here’s how using your Sioux City security system with Alexa or Google works:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To switch on voice control on your security and automation system, you’ll want to turn on the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can instruct your AI assistant to perform almost all of the things that you can do in your ADT Control app. With natural voice controls, you can activate your alarms and sensors, adjust your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use different skills to control each camera, alarm, and automation device, but that can grow to overkill. One of the benefits of pairing your Sioux City security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that everything is easily found in the same skill. Luckily, you can outfit your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras as a package when you purchase your ADT security system.

What Voice Controls Can You Issue When You Connect Your Sioux City Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Google and Alexa can do more than just turning on the lights or disarming your alarm system. You can also see the status of your sensors or calibrate a component to a preset level. You may also tell your AI assistant to auto-adjust your devices just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Here are just a few prompts for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You may also preset a routine in Alexa or Google that combines many alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m going out,” and trigger your smart door locks, turn on your motion sensors, lower the smart thermostat, and turn off every light in the house. Or set a routine for “movie night,” and use the prompt to lower the smart bulbs and put the A/C to the perfect level. The devices you can link together for a preset scene are seemingly endless.

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Should You Get All Your Smart Items From The Same Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Is connecting your Sioux City security system to Google Nest or Alexa easier if you buy your components from the same place, or can you pick over time? While you can mix and match -- most use z-wave technology -- you may find that it’s more convenient to get all your security components configured at the time of install.

By having your security, safety, and automation devices installed together, you make a unified security system from the outset. Then you can pre-set away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, and know everything will work perfectly on day one. You could mix and match your security devices as you go, but then you may have to troubleshoot to get them to work in sync. Just make sure that any additional alarms, cameras, or smart items are entered to your home security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google using 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 Sioux City security system for your family, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you create your system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just phone (712) 796-2024 or complete the form below to get started.