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May 05, 2021

Command Your Texarkana Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can access your security and automation system to command your lights, set your door locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring experts. Then when you’re preparing for bed or to leave the house, all you need to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras activate into guard mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re hurrying to lock up quickly and have your hands full.

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

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To make your AI assistant listen for the voice prompts for your home security system, you’ll have to activate the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can instruct your smart speaker to perform almost all of the commands that you can manage in your mobile security app. With natural voice commands, you can disarm or arm your alarms, raise or lower your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use different Google or Alexa skills to manage each separate alarm, sensor, and automation component, but that can grow to overkill. One of the perks of pairing your Texarkana security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that all your voice commands are conveniently found in the same place. Luckily, you can personalize your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras at the same time when you get your home security system.

What Voice Controls Can You Issue When You Pair Your Texarkana Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Google and Alexa can do more things than just turning on your smart lights or arming your motion sensors. You might want to check the status of your smart devices or adjust any automation component to a custom scene. You can also ask your AI assistant to schedule your devices just like you could in your mobile security app.

Try out these prompts for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You may also preset a routine within the Alexa or Google app that links different alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Hey, Google, I’m going out,” and lock your smart locks, flip on your window and door sensors, lower the thermostat, and extinguish your smart lights. Or preset a routine for “tv time,” and let your all you devices automatically conform to their pre-programmed setting. The components you can combine together to make a personalized routine are seemingly endless.

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Should You Buy All Your Automated Components From A Single Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Does pairing your Texarkana security system to Alexa or Google Nest work best if you buy your alarms and cameras from the initial install, or can you build over time? While you can use different components -- many devices use z-wave wireless connections -- many times it’s more convenient to get all your devices configured at the time of install.

By having your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed together, you instantly create a powerful, unified security system from the start. Then you can program away and make groups, routines, and custom commands, with all your devices working from the outset. You could add different smart devices as you go, but then you might have a greater chance they won’t work together. Just make sure that any added alarms, cameras, or smart items are entered to your ADT system first, and then have your AI assistant respond with the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you’re looking for the best Texarkana security system for your home, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create the perfect system for an AI assisted smart home. Just contact (870) 705-5023 or send in the form below to start.