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May 05, 2021

Using Your St. Petersburg Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can link to your security and automation system to turn on your smart lights, activate your door locks, and send tripped alarm alerts 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 tell your home “Goodbye,” and watch everything slip into ”Guard” mode. That’s a nice advantage when you’re trying to leave quickly and don’t want to pull up the mobile app.

How can you use Alexa or Google Nest with your St. Petersburg security system:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice commands working with your security system, you’ll want to activate the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can instruct your smart speaker to perform almost all of the things that you can manage in your mobile ADT Control app. With natural voice prompts, you can activate your alarms and sensors, control your smart lights and smart thermostat, or see if you left the garage door open.

Then again, you could use different skills to control each separate camera, alarm, and automation device, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the advantages of linking your St. Petersburg security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that every voice command for every component is conveniently found in one skill. Luckily, you can personalize your house with alarms, cameras, and automation devices that will work all together with intuitive voice commands.

What Vocal Controls Can You Issue When You Connect Your St. Petersburg Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more than just flipping on your smart bulbs or disarming your motion sensors. You can check the status of your camera or change any automation component to a custom setting. You might also command your smart speaker to plan a timetable for your devices just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Try out these prompts for your Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

  • “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.”

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also preset a routine in Alexa or Google that combines multiple alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Hey, Google, I’m going out,” and lock your smart locks, flip on your window and door sensors, lower the thermostat, and turn off your living room lights. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and use the prompt to lower the lighting and adjust the thermostat to a more comfortable level. The devices you can pair together in a custom scene are only limited by your imagination.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Order All Your Automated Items From One Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Does connecting your St. Petersburg security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa work best if you buy your alarms and cameras from one place, or can you build over time? While you can mix and match -- many devices use z-wave technology -- sometimes it’s more convenient to get all your security components configured at the time of install.

By having your security, safety, and automation devices installed at one time, you instantly create one cohesive home security system from the start. Then you can program away and devise routines and groups, and not have to reprogram later. You could get different security devices as you go, but then you may have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. Simply ensure that any extra devices are paired to your security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google with the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best St. Petersburg security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you customize a perfect system for a voice-activated smart home. Just contact (727) 258-2938 or fill out the form below to start.