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May 05, 2021

Command Your Gainesville Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your state-of-the-art system to turn on your interior lighting, lock your door locks, and push system alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring team. Then as you’re preparing for bed or to leave the house, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras slip into protection mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re rushing to lock up quickly and have your arms full.

Here’s how using your Gainesville security system with Alexa or Google works:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice control turned on for your home security system, you’ll have to turn on the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform a majority of of the commands that you can manage in your ADT Control app. With natural voice commands, you can activate your alarms and sensors, adjust your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or see if you left the garage door open.

You could use different skills to manage each alarm, sensor, and automation device, but that can grow to overkill. One of the perks of pairing your Gainesville security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that every voice command for every component is conveniently found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can customize your house with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and link them with Google Nest or Alexa on install.

What Voice Commands Can You Say When You Pair Your Gainesville Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Your AI assistant can do more things than just turning off the lights or disarming your motion sensors. You can find out the status of your sensors or adjust your thermostat to a custom scene. You may also tell Alexa or Google to plan a timetable for your devices just like you could in the ADT app.

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

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You can also preset a routine within Google or Alexa that links multiple components together. For example, say “Hey, Google, I’m going out,” and activate your smart locks, arm your window and door sensors, turn down the smart thermostat, and turn off your living room lights. Or preset a routine for “tv time,” and relax as your AI assistant dims the lights and resets the temperature. The devices you can pair together in a personalized routine are seemingly endless.

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Should You Buy All Your Smart Devices From A Single Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Does connecting your Gainesville security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you order your devices from the same place, or can you pick over time? While you can mix and match -- most use z-wave wireless connections -- many times it’s more convenient to have all your smart home devices linked at the same time.

When you have your devices installed at one time, you instantly create a powerful, united system from the outset. Then you can pre-set away and create groups and routines, and know each command will perform perfectly immediately. You could mix and match your security components as you go, but then you might have hope that they work together. However, make sure that any added components are linked to your home security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond with the ADT skill.

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

As you look for the best Gainesville security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you create the perfect system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just call (352) 325-7286 or fill out the form below to start.