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May 05, 2021

Using Your Birmingham Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your state-of-the-art system to command your interior lighting, activate your locks, and push system notifications to your mobile device and ADT monitoring team. Then if you’re ready for bed or to run some errands, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and your system will activate into guard mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re trying to leave quickly and have your hands full.

How can you pair Alexa or Google Nest with your Birmingham security system:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To turn on voice commands on your home security system, you’ll have to enable the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can ask your smart speaker to perform almost all of the tasks that you can manage in your ADT Control app. With easy voice prompts, you can activate your alarms, raise or lower your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is opened.

Conversely, you can use separate Alexa or Google skills to work with each camera, alarm, and automation item, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the advantages of linking your Birmingham security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that every voice command for every component is conveniently found in the same skill. Luckily, you can customize your house with all sorts of security and automation components that will work all together with one voice command.

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

Alexa and Google can do more than just turning on your smart bulbs or setting your alarms. You can also see the status of your sensors or change a component to a preset scene. You can also tell your smart speaker to auto-adjust your components just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Say these prompts for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You may also create a routine within Google or Alexa that combines many devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving the house,” and lock your smart locks, turn on your alarms, lower the thermostat, and flip off every light in the house. Or preset a routine for “bedtime,” and use the command to turn down the lights and adjust the thermostat to just the right level. The devices you can link together for a custom routine are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Order All Your Smart Devices From A Single Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Does linking your Birmingham security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa work best if you order your devices from the initial install, or can you mix and match? While you can get non-ADT components -- many devices use z-wave tech -- many times it’s easier to have all your security components connected at the same time.

When you have your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you instantly create a powerful, united system from the start. Then you can pre-set away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, and not have to reconfigure later. You could get different smart components as you go, but then you might have hope that they work in sync. Just make sure that any additional devices are linked to your home security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond through the ADT voice prompts.

The Best Security System For Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa Comes From Secure24 Alarm Systems

As you look for the best Birmingham security system for your house, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you customize your system for a voice-activated smart home. Just call (205) 203-0526 or fill out the form below to get started.