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May 05, 2021

Control Your Rochester Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can access your Rochester home security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be amazing if your Rochester home security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Rochester security system you can create an exciting upgrade.

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can access your security and automation system to turn on your interior lighting, lock your door locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring experts. Then if you’re heading for bed or to run some errands, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and your system will spring into protection mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re hurrying to get out of the house quickly and can’t pull up the phone app.

Here’s how using your Rochester security system with Google Nest or Amazon’s Alexa works:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To turn on voice commands on your home security system, you’ll have to activate the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can instruct your smart speaker to perform a majority of of the commands that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With easy voice prompts, you can activate your alarms and sensors, adjust your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is up.

Then again, you could use different skills to control each separate security and automation component, but that can seem like a mess. One of the benefits of pairing your Rochester security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that every voice command for every component is found in the same skill. Luckily, you can customize your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices that will work together with intuitive voice commands.

What Vocal Instructions Can You Say When You Connect Your Rochester Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Your AI assistant can do more things than just turning off the lights or setting your alarm system. You can check the status of your sensors or calibrate any automation component to a custom scene. You can also tell Alexa or Google to plan a timetable for your alarms and cameras just like you could in your mobile security app.

Try out these commands for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You can also preset a routine within Google or Alexa that puts different devices together. For instance, say “Google, I’m leaving,” and activate your smart door locks, arm your alarms, lower the air, and turn off every light in the house. Or set up a routine for “bedtime,” and let your lights, thermostat, and other devices automatically adjust. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can combine together for a custom scene are seemingly endless.

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

Is pairing your Rochester security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you buy your alarms and cameras from the initial install, or can you build over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- many devices use z-wave technology -- sometimes it’s simpler to get all your devices linked at the initial install.

By having your devices installed at one time, you make a powerful, unified home security system from the start. Then you can pre-set away and create groups and routines, and not have to reprogram later. You could mix and match your security devices as you go, but then you may have hope that they work in sync. However, make sure that any extra components are paired to your security system first, and then use voice commands with the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you search for the best Rochester security system for your home, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you personalize your system for a voice-activated smart home. Just call (585) 310-4555 or send in the form below to get started.