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May 05, 2021

Using Your Fort Collins Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your state-of-the-art system to turn on your interior lighting, set your door locks, and send system notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring experts. Then if you’re heading for bed or to get out of the house, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and your system will activate into guard mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re hurrying to get out of the house quickly and can’t fiddle with the phone app.

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

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice commands enabled on your security and automation system, you’ll have to turn on the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can instruct your AI assistant to perform many of the tasks that you can do in your mobile security app. With easy voice controls, you can arm or disarm your system, control your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is up.

You could use separate Alexa or Google skills to control each separate alarm, sensor, and automation device, but that can grow to overkill. One of the perks of linking your Fort Collins security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that every voice command for every component is easily found in the same place. Luckily, you can outfit your house with all sorts of security and automation components all together when you buy your ADT security system.

What Vocal Instructions Can You Use When You Link Your Fort Collins Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Alexa and Google can do more than just turning on your smart bulbs or setting your motion sensors. You can check the status of your sensors or adjust a component to a custom level. You may also command Alexa or Google to auto-adjust your alarms and cameras just like you could in your mobile security app.

Here are just a few phrases for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You can also create a routine in the Alexa or Google app that links multiple devices together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m going out,” and activate your smart locks, arm your alarms, turn down the smart thermostat, and extinguish every light in the house. Or preset a routine for “bedtime,” and let your thermostat, lights, and other devices automatically conform to their pre-programmed setting. The components you can pair together to make a preset scene are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Order All Your Smart Devices From The Same Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Does pairing your Fort Collins security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you get your alarms and cameras from one place, or can you mix and match? While you can use different components -- many devices use z-wave wireless connections -- you may find that it’s easier to have all your security components connected at the time of install.

By having your devices activated at the initial install, you make a united home security system from the start. Then you can program away and create routines and groups, and not have to reprogram later. You could add different smart devices as you go, but then you may have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. However, make sure that any extra devices are linked to your security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond through the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you search for the best Fort Collins security system for your house, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you customize your system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just contact (970) 316-5674 or send in the form below to start.