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May 05, 2021

Using Your Lansing Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can link to your security and automation system to command your interior lighting, activate your smart locks, and push tripped alarm notifications to your mobile device and ADT monitoring team. Then when you’re heading for bed or to leave the house, all you have to say is “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras slip into protection mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re rushing to leave quickly and have your arms full.

Here’s how using your Lansing security system with Google Nest or Alexa works:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice commands enabled on your security system, you’ll want to activate the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform many of the commands that you can manage in your mobile ADT Control app. With intuitive voice commands, you can arm or disarm your alarms and sensors, raise or lower your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is opened.

Then again, you could use separate skills to work with each camera, alarm, and automation item, but that can seem like a mess. One of the perks of pairing your Lansing security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that everything is found in a singular place. Luckily, you can customize your house with alarms, automation, and security cameras and link them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

What Vocal Controls Can You Use When You Link Your Lansing Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more things than just turning off the lights or disarming your motion sensors. You can see the status of your smart devices or adjust your thermostat to a predetermined level. You can also ask Alexa or Google to plan a timetable for your components just like you could in your mobile security app.

Try out these prompts for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You can also set a routine within Alexa or Google that combines different components together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving the house,” and activate your smart locks, flip on your window and door sensors, lower the air, and flip off your living room lights. Or set a routine for “movie night,” and use the phrase to lower the lighting and set the temperature to a more comfortable level. The devices you can combine together to make a preset scene are seemingly endless.

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

Does linking your Lansing security system to Alexa or Google Nest work best 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 tech -- many times it’s more convenient to have all your smart home devices configured at the initial install.

When you get your security, safety, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you create a cohesive system from the start. Then you can pre-set away and create groups and routines, and know everything will work seamlessly from the outset. You could add different security devices as you go, but then you will have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. Just make sure that any added devices are entered to your home security system first, and then use voice commands with the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best Lansing security system for your house, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you customize your system for an AI assisted smart house. Just call (517) 295-3112 or fill out the form below to begin.