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May 05, 2021

Command Your Columbus Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your wireless system to control your lights, set your door locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring agents. Then as you’re heading for bed or to get out of the house, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and watch everything activate into protection mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re hurrying to get out of the house quickly and have your arms full.

Here’s how to use your Columbus security system with Google Nest or Alexa:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice control working with your security and automation system, you’ll have to enable the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can instruct your smart speaker to perform many of the commands that you can do in your mobile security app. With intuitive voice controls, you can disarm or arm your alarms and sensors, control your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is opened.

Conversely, you can use different skills to control each alarm, sensor, and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the perks of linking your Columbus security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that everything is conveniently found in one place. Luckily, you can personalize your home with all sorts of security and automation components that will work off each other with intuitive voice commands.

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

Google and Alexa can do more than just turning off your smart bulbs or arming your alarms. You might want to see the status of your sensors or adjust a component to a predetermined level. You can also ask Alexa or Google to schedule your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You can also set a routine in Google or Alexa that combines different components together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and activate your smart locks, turn on your motion sensors, lower the smart thermostat, and extinguish every light in the house. Or set a routine for “bedtime,” and let your all you devices automatically conform to their pre-programmed setting. The components you can pair together for a preset scene are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Buy All Your Automated Devices From One Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Is linking your Columbus security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you buy your alarms and cameras from the initial install, or can you mix and match? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave technology -- many times it’s simpler to have all your devices connected at the same time.

By having your security, safety, and automation devices installed at one time, you create a united home security system from the outset. Then you can pre-set away and create groups and routines, and know everything will perform as it should on day one. You could get different smart devices as you go, but then you might have hope that they work together. Simply ensure that any extra components are linked to your security system first, and then use voice commands with the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best Columbus security system for your home, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you personalize your system for an AI assisted smart house. Just phone (706) 397-7027 or fill out the form below to begin.