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May 05, 2021

Command Your Killeen Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can access your Killeen home security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your Killeen ADT security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Killeen ADT security system you can create an exciting improvement.

Your smart speaker assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your wireless system to turn on your lights, activate your smart locks, and send system notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring team. Then if you’re preparing for bed or to get out of the house, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and watch everything activate into guard mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re trying to lock up quickly and can’t fiddle with the smartphone app.

Here’s how using your Killeen security system with Google Nest or Amazon’s Alexa works:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To enable voice control on your security and automation system, you’ll have to turn on 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 commands that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With natural voice prompts, you can disarm or arm your alarms, adjust your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is opened.

Then again, you could use other Google or Alexa skills to manage each separate security and automation device, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of linking your Killeen security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that all your voice commands are conveniently found in the same skill. Luckily, you can outfit your home with all sorts of security and automation components and pair them with Google Nest or Alexa on install.

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

Your AI assistant can do more things than just turning on your smart bulbs or arming your motion sensors. You might want to find out the status of your camera or calibrate your thermostat to a preset setting. You might also tell your AI assistant to schedule your components just like you could in your mobile security app.

Try out these phrases for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You might also create a routine within the Alexa or Google app that combines multiple alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For instance, say “Google, I’m leaving the house,” and activate your smart locks, flip on your alarms, turn down the thermostat, and flip off your living room lights. Or preset a routine for “bedtime,” and sit back as Alexa turns down the smart bulbs and resets the thermostat. The devices you can pair together in a personalized scene are seemingly endless.

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Should You Get All Your Automated Items From The Same Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Does connecting your Killeen security system to Alexa or Google Nest work best if you get your alarms and cameras from the initial install, or can you pick over time? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave tech -- many times it’s easier to have all your smart home devices linked at the same time.

When you get your security, safety, and automation devices installed at one time, you instantly create a cohesive system from the start. Then you can design away and make groups, routines, and custom commands, and know everything will work seamlessly from the outset. You could add different security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you may have to troubleshoot to get them to work in sync. 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 voice prompts.

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

As you look for the best Killeen security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you customize the perfect system for a voice-activated smart home. Just call (254) 236-2429 or send in the form below to begin.