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May 05, 2021

Using Your Roanoke Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can command your Roanoke ADT security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be amazing if your Roanoke home security system was more intuitive? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Roanoke home security system you can create an exciting upgrade.

Your smart speaker assistants like Alexa or Google can access your wireless system to control your smart lights, activate your smart locks, and send tripped alarm notifications to your mobile device and ADT monitoring agents. Then as you’re ready for bed or to leave the house, all you have to say is “Goodbye,” and your system will slip into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re hurrying to lock up quickly and have your hands full.

How can you link Google Nest or Alexa with your Roanoke security system:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To make your AI assistant respond to the voice commands for your security system, you’ll want to enable the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can tell your devices to perform a majority of of the tasks that you can manage in your mobile ADT Control app. With natural voice commands, you can activate your system, adjust your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or see if you left the garage door open.

Then again, you could use different Alexa or Google skills to work with each security and automation item, but that can seem like a mess. One of the advantages of pairing your Roanoke security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that every voice command for every component is found in one place. Luckily, you can customize your house with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and link them with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa on install.

What Vocal Commands Can You Use When You Connect Your Roanoke Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more than just turning off your smart lights or setting your alarms. You might want to find out the status of your smart devices or change your thermostat to a preset setting. You can also ask your smart speaker to plan a timetable for your components just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these prompts for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You might also preset a routine in Alexa or Google that combines many alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and activate your smart door locks, turn on your motion sensors, turn down the smart thermostat, and turn off every light in the house. Or preset a routine for “tv time,” and let your lights, thermostat, and other devices automatically conform to their pre-programmed setting. The devices you can pair together in a preset routine are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Order All Your Automated Components From A Single Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Does pairing your Roanoke security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa work best if you order your devices from the same place, or can you build over time? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave wireless connections -- many times it’s more convenient to get all your security components connected at the same time.

When you have your security, safety, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you make a powerful, unified security system from the beginning. Then you can program away and devise groups and routines, and know each command will work perfectly on day one. You could mix and match your smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you may have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. However, make sure that any additional devices are entered to your ADT system first, and then have your AI assistant respond through the ADT phrases.

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

As you’re looking for the best Roanoke security system for your home, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you customize a perfect system for an AI assisted smart home. Just phone (540) 212-9084 or fill out the form below to get started.