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May 05, 2021

Using Your Athens Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your security and automation system to command your interior lighting, lock your locks, and send tripped alarm notifications to your mobile device and ADT monitoring agents. Then as you’re preparing for bed or to leave the house, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras slip into guard mode. That’s a nice advantage when you’re trying to lock up quickly and can’t pull up the smartphone app.

How can you pair Google Nest or Alexa with your Athens security system:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To switch on voice prompts on your home security system, you’ll need to enable the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can tell your smart speaker to perform almost all of the tasks that you can do in your mobile security app. With natural voice commands, you can arm or disarm your system, raise or lower your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use different Alexa or Google skills to work with each security and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the perks of linking your Athens security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that every voice command for every component is found in the same place. Luckily, you can personalize your house with alarms, cameras, and automation devices that will work together with voice commands.

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

Your AI assistant can do more things than just flipping on your smart lights or arming your alarms. You might want to find out the status of your smart devices or change your thermostat to a predetermined level. You can also ask your AI assistant to plan a timetable for your devices just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Say these phrases for your Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You might also preset a routine in the Google or Alexa app that combines multiple devices together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m leaving the house,” and trigger your smart locks, arm your alarms, turn down the thermostat, and turn off your living room lights. Or preset a routine for “tv time,” and watch as your AI assistant turns down the lights and resets the temperature. The devices you can link together to make a personalized routine are almost limitless.

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

Is pairing your Athens security system to Alexa or Google Nest easier if you buy your alarms and cameras from the same place, or can you pick over time? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave technology -- you may find that it’s simpler to have all your security components configured at the initial install.

By having your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you instantly create one unified home security system from the start. Then you can design away and devise routines and groups, and not have to reprogram later. You could mix and match your smart components as you go, but then you may have hope that they work together. Simply ensure that any additional components are linked to your home security system first, and then use voice commands using the ADT phrases.

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

As you’re looking for the best Athens security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you personalize your system for an AI assisted smart house. Just contact (706) 397-7344 or send in the form below to start.