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May 05, 2021

Using Your Erie Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can command your Erie ADT security system with your voice? Wouldn’t it be amazing if your Erie ADT security system was voice activated? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Erie security system you can create an exciting boost.

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your state-of-the-art system to command your smart lights, activate your door locks, and send system alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring agents. Then if you’re heading for bed or to run some errands, all you have to say is “Goodbye,” and watch everything activate into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re hurrying to get out of the house quickly and can’t make it to the key pad.

How can you use Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa with your Erie security system:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice control turned on for your security system, you’ll need to enable the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can tell your devices to perform almost all of the tasks that you can do in your mobile security app. With intuitive voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your system, control your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

You could use other Alexa or Google skills to control each separate alarm, sensor, and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of linking your Erie security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that all your voice commands are conveniently found in one skill. Luckily, you can outfit your house with alarms, cameras, and automation devices as a package when you buy your security system.

What Voice Instructions Can You Issue When You Connect Your Erie Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more things than just turning on your smart bulbs or disarming your alarms. You can also find out the status of your sensors or change your thermostat to a custom level. You might also command your smart speaker to schedule your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT app.

Say these prompts for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You might also preset a routine in the Google or Alexa app that puts many components together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving the house,” and trigger your smart locks, turn on your motion sensors, turn down the air, and turn off every light in the house. Or set a routine for “tv time,” and sit back as Alexa turns down the lights and adjusts the temperature. The components you can combine together for a custom routine are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Buy All Your Smart Devices From A Single Place Or Mix And Match?

Is connecting your Erie security system to Alexa or Google Nest easier if you get your components from the same place, or can you build over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- most use z-wave tech -- you may find that it’s easier to get all your smart home devices configured at the initial install.

When you get your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed at one time, you create a powerful, cohesive system from the beginning. Then you can design away and devise routines and groups, and not have to set up a skill differently later. You could add different smart devices 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 use voice commands with the ADT phrases.

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

As you’re looking for the best Erie 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 house. Just contact (814) 212-8989 or complete the form below to get started.