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May 05, 2021

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

Did you know you can command your Kansas City ADT security system with your voice? Wouldn’t it be great if your Kansas City home security system was voice activated? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Kansas City ADT security system you can create an amazing boost.

Your smart speaker assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your security and automation system to turn on your lights, set your door locks, and send system notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring agents. Then if you’re ready for bed or to run some errands, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and your system will activate into protection mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re hurrying to get out of the house quickly and don’t want to pull up the smartphone app.

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

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To make your AI assistant respond to the voice prompts for your security system, you’ll want to activate the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can ask your smart speaker to perform a majority of of the commands that you can manage in your mobile ADT Control app. With natural voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your alarms and sensors, control your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is opened.

Conversely, you can use different Alexa or Google skills to manage each separate security and automation item, but that can grow to overkill. One of the perks of pairing your Kansas City security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that every voice command for every component is easily found in one skill. Luckily, you can personalize your home with all sorts of security and automation components that will work together with intuitive voice commands.

What Vocal Controls Can You Say When You Connect Your Kansas City Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more than just turning off your smart bulbs or arming your alarms. You can see the status of your camera or adjust any automation component to a preset setting. You may also command your AI assistant to plan a timetable for your components just like you could in your mobile security app.

Say these phrases for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the front 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 may also preset a routine within Google or Alexa that links different alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving the house,” and activate your smart door locks, flip on your motion sensors, turn down the thermostat, and flip off your living room lights. Or set a routine for “tv time,” and let your all you devices automatically adjust. The devices you can link together for a preset routine are almost limitless.

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Should You Buy All Your Automated Items From A Single Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Is pairing your Kansas City security system to Google Nest or Alexa simpler if you get your components from one place, or can you mix and match? While you can use different components -- as long as your device uses z-wave tech -- sometimes it’s simpler to get all your smart home devices linked at the same time.

By having your security, safety, and automation devices installed at one time, you instantly create a unified system from the start. Then you can pre-set away and make routines and groups, with everything working at install. You could get different smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you will have a greater chance they won’t work together. However, make sure that any added alarms, cameras, or smart items are paired to your ADT system first, and then use voice commands with the ADT phrases.

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

As you look for the best Kansas City security system for your home, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you create the perfect system for an AI assisted smart house. Just phone (816) 287-1177 or fill out the form below to start.