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May 05, 2021

Command Your Springfield Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can access your wireless system to control your interior lighting, activate your door locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring experts. Then when you’re ready for bed or to run some errands, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and watch everything activate into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re rushing to lock up quickly and can’t find the your Command pad.

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

Enable The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To turn on voice control on your home security system, you’ll need to activate the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can ask your devices to perform many of the tasks that you can manage in your ADT Control app. With natural voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your alarms and sensors, raise or lower your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

You could use different Alexa or Google skills to control each separate security and automation item, but that can seem like a mess. One of the benefits of pairing your Springfield security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that all your voice commands are conveniently found in the same skill. Luckily, you can outfit your house with alarms, automation, and security cameras and pair them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

What Voice Instructions Can You Say When You Link Your Springfield Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more things than just flipping on the lights or disarming your alarms. You can also find out the status of your camera or adjust any automation component to a preset setting. You may also command your AI assistant to schedule your devices just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also set a routine in the Google or Alexa app that puts different alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and trigger your smart locks, turn on your alarms, turn down the thermostat, and turn off every light in the house. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and let your all you devices automatically conform to their pre-programmed setting. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can pair together to make a preset scene are only limited by your imagination.

Multiple Mobile Devices

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

Does linking your Springfield security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you get your devices from the initial install, or can you build over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- many devices use z-wave tech -- you may find that it’s easier to have all your smart home devices connected at the same time.

When you get your devices activated at the initial install, you create a powerful, cohesive security system from the outset. Then you can design away and make routines and groups, and know all your components will work seamlessly on day one. You could get different security components as you go, but then you will have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. Just make sure that any additional alarms, cameras, or smart items are linked to your security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google with the ADT phrases.

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

As you search for the best Springfield security system for your house, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create your system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just contact (217) 765-0085 or send in the form below to get started.