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May 05, 2021

Using Your Stamford Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your wireless system to control your interior lighting, activate your door locks, and send tripped alarm alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring agents. Then as you’re preparing for bed or to get out of the house, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and your system will slip into guard mode. That’s a nice advantage when you’re trying to get out of the house quickly and can’t find the your Command pad.

Here’s how to link your Stamford security system with Alexa or Google Nest:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice commands enabled on your security system, you’ll have to enable the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can instruct your AI assistant to perform many of the things that you can manage in your mobile ADT Control app. With natural voice controls, you can activate your alarms and sensors, raise or lower your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use other skills to control each alarm, sensor, and automation device, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the perks of pairing your Stamford security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that all your voice commands are conveniently found in one skill. Luckily, you can customize your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and pair them with Google Nest or Alexa on install.

What Vocal Instructions Can You Issue When You Link Your Stamford Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Alexa and Google can do more things than just turning off the lights or setting your alarms. You might want to see the status of your camera or adjust your thermostat to a preset level. You can also ask your AI assistant to schedule your components just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You might also create a routine in the Google or Alexa app that links different devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving the house,” and lock your smart door locks, turn on your alarms, turn down the air, and extinguish every light in the house. Or set a routine for “movie night,” and sit back as Google dims the lighting and resets the temperature. The components you can link together to make a preset scene are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Buy All Your Smart Components From A Single Place Or Mix And Match?

Is linking your Stamford security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you get your alarms and cameras from one place, or can you pick over time? While you can use different components -- as long as your device uses z-wave wireless connections -- you may find that it’s simpler to get all your smart home devices configured at the time of install.

By having your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you create a unified security system from the outset. Then you can design away and create groups and routines, and know each command will work seamlessly from the outset. You could mix and match your smart components as you go, but then you might have a greater chance they won’t work together. Just make sure that any extra components are paired to your ADT system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google with the ADT phrases.

The Best Security System For Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa Is From Secure24 Alarm Systems

As you’re looking for the best Stamford security system for your house, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you customize your system for an AI assisted smart house. Just phone (203) 403-2796 or send in the form below to get started.