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May 05, 2021

Command Your Dothan Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can link to your state-of-the-art system to turn on your interior lighting, lock your smart locks, and push system alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring team. Then as you’re ready for bed or to run some errands, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras spring into guard mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re rushing to leave quickly and can’t fiddle with the smartphone app.

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

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice commands working with your home security system, you’ll need to turn on the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform a majority of of the tasks that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With easy voice commands, you can arm or disarm your alarms, adjust your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is opened.

Conversely, you can use other Alexa or Google skills to work with each camera, alarm, and automation item, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of linking your Dothan security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that all your voice commands are easily found in the same place. Luckily, you can customize your home with all sorts of security and automation components as a package when you buy your home security system.

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

Alexa and Google can do more things than just flipping on your smart bulbs or arming your motion sensors. You might want to check the status of your smart devices or change a component to a predetermined setting. You can also command your smart speaker to schedule your devices just like you could in the ADT app.

Say these phrases for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also set a routine within Google or Alexa that combines many devices together. For instance, say “Google, I’m leaving the house,” and activate your smart door locks, turn on your motion sensors, turn down the air, and extinguish your living room lights. Or set up a routine for “bedtime,” and use the phrase to turn down the lights and set the temperature to just the right level. The components you can combine together in a custom routine are only limited by your imagination.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Order All Your Automated Items From A Single Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Is connecting your Dothan security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you get your alarms and cameras from one place, or can you build over time? While you can mix and match -- many devices use z-wave technology -- you may find that it’s simpler to get all your security components linked at the initial install.

By having your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed together, you make a powerful, cohesive home security system from the beginning. Then you can program away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, and not have to set up a skill differently later. You could get different smart devices as you go, but then you might have hope that they work together. However, make sure that any extra alarms, cameras, or smart items are entered to your security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond with the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you search for the best Dothan security system for your house, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you customize a perfect system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just phone (334) 219-8334 or complete the form below to start.

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