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May 05, 2021

Command Your Des Moines Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your security and automation system to control your interior lighting, activate your locks, and send tripped alarm notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring team. Then when you’re heading for bed or to run some errands, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and your system will activate into protection mode. That’s a nice advantage when you’re hurrying to get out of the house quickly and can’t pull up the mobile app.

How can you pair Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa with your Des Moines security system:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To switch on voice prompts on your security system, you’ll need to turn on the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can tell your devices to perform a majority of of the commands that you can do in your mobile security app. With intuitive voice prompts, you can disarm or arm your system, control your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is opened.

Conversely, you can use other skills to manage each separate security and automation item, but that can seem like a mess. One of the perks of pairing your Des Moines security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that every voice command for every component is found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can customize your house with all sorts of security and automation components that will work together with voice commands.

What Voice Instructions Can You Use When You Pair Your Des Moines Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more than just turning off your smart bulbs or arming your alarm system. You can also see the status of your sensors or change any automation component to a preset setting. You can also tell your AI assistant to plan a timetable for your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT 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 close the garage door?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You may also preset a routine in the Alexa or Google app that puts different components together. For instance, say “Google, I’m leaving the house,” and activate your smart locks, arm your window and door sensors, turn down the thermostat, and turn off your smart lights. Or set a routine for “movie night,” and use the phrase to dim the lighting and adjust the thermostat to the perfect level. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can link together for a preset routine are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Order All Your Automated Items From A Single Place Or Mix And Match?

Is linking your Des Moines security system to Google Nest or Alexa easier if you order your alarms and cameras from the same place, or can you pick over time? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave wireless connections -- sometimes it’s simpler to get all your devices linked at the same time.

When you have your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed together, you create a powerful, cohesive home security system from the beginning. Then you can program away and make groups, routines, and custom commands, with everything working at install. You could get different smart components as you go, but then you will have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. Just make sure that any extra devices are linked to your ADT system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google through the ADT skill.

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

As you search for the best Des Moines security system for your home, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you create your system for an AI assisted smart home. Just call (515) 212-6493 or send in the form below to begin.