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May 05, 2021

Control Your New York City Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can control your New York City security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be great if your New York City security system was more intuitive? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your New York City home security system you can create an intuitive improvement.

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can link to your wireless system to control your smart lights, set your locks, and send system alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring experts. Then when you’re heading for bed or to get out of the house, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras slip into protection mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re hurrying to get out of the house quickly and can’t find the your Command pad.

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

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To make your AI assistant respond to the voice controls for your security system, you’ll want to activate the ADT skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform almost all of the commands that you can manage in your mobile ADT Control app. With easy voice commands, you can arm or disarm your system, control your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use different skills to manage each security and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of pairing your New York City security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that all your voice commands are easily found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can outfit your house with all sorts of security and automation components as a package when you get your ADT security system.

What Voice Instructions Can You Say When You Pair Your New York City Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more than just flipping on your smart lights or setting your alarm system. You can also see the status of your sensors or change any automation component to a preset scene. You might also tell Alexa or Google to auto-adjust your devices just like you could in your mobile security app.

Try out these commands for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You can also preset a routine within Alexa or Google that combines multiple devices together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m going out,” and lock your smart locks, flip on your window and door sensors, turn down the thermostat, and turn off every light in the house. Or set a routine for “bedtime,” and let your thermostat, lights, and other devices automatically adjust. The devices you can combine together for a personalized routine are almost limitless.

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Should You Order All Your Smart Components From The Same Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Is linking your New York City security system to Google Nest or Alexa easier if you get your devices from the initial install, or can you build over time? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave technology -- many times it’s easier to get all your security components configured at the initial install.

By having your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed at one time, you create a powerful, unified security system from the beginning. Then you can program away and devise routines and groups, and not have to set up a skill differently later. You could add different security components as you go, but then you might have hope that they work in sync. Just make sure that any additional devices are linked to your ADT system first, and then have your AI assistant respond with the ADT skill.

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

As you search for the best New York City security system for your family, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you personalize a perfect system for a voice-activated smart home. Just call (212) 553-6591 or fill out the form below to start.