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May 05, 2021

Using Your Evanston Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can access your security and automation system to command your smart lights, set your locks, and push system alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring experts. Then when you’re ready for bed or to leave the house, all you have to say is “Goodbye,” and your system will spring into guard mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re trying to get out of the house quickly and can’t get to the key pad.

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

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To turn on voice control on your home security system, you’ll need to activate the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can tell your smart speaker to perform almost all of the tasks that you can manage in your mobile security app. With natural voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your alarms, adjust your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is up.

You could use other Alexa or Google skills to control each separate security and automation item, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the perks of linking your Evanston security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that all your voice commands are found in one skill. Luckily, you can outfit your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras all together when you buy your home security system.

What Voice Controls Can You Say When You Connect Your Evanston Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more things than just turning on your smart bulbs or setting your motion sensors. You can find out the status of your camera or change a component to a preset scene. You may also ask Alexa or Google to plan a timetable for your components just like you could in your mobile security app.

Try out these phrases for your Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also preset a routine in the Google or Alexa app that puts multiple devices together. For example, say “Hey, Google, I’m going out,” and trigger your smart door locks, flip on your window and door sensors, lower the smart thermostat, and extinguish your living room lights. Or preset a routine for “bedtime,” and relax as Google turns down the lights and turns up the temperature. The components you can combine together in a personalized routine are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Buy All Your Smart Components From A Single Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Does pairing your Evanston security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best 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 tech -- many times it’s simpler to get all your security components configured at the time of install.

When you get your security, safety, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you create one united home security system from the start. Then you can pre-set away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, and know each command will perform perfectly on day one. You could add different security devices as you go, but then you might have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. Just make sure that any additional devices are entered to your security system first, and then use voice commands with the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you look for the best Evanston security system for your home, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you customize a perfect system for a voice-activated smart house. Just call (847) 268-7321 or complete the form below to get started.