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May 05, 2021

Using Your San Bernadino Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your wireless system to turn on your lights, activate your smart locks, and send system notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring team. Then if you’re heading for bed or to get out of the house, all you need to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your system will spring into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re rushing to leave quickly and can’t pull up the mobile app.

Here’s how to pair your San Bernadino security system with Google Nest or Alexa:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice prompts working with your home security system, you’ll have to turn on the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can ask your smart speaker to perform almost all of the things that you can manage in your ADT Control app. With easy voice controls, you can arm or disarm your alarms and sensors, raise or lower your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is opened.

Then again, you could use different Google or Alexa skills to manage each alarm, sensor, and automation component, but that can grow to overkill. One of the perks of linking your San Bernadino security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that every voice command for every component is conveniently found in the same place. Luckily, you can outfit your house with alarms, automation, and security cameras that will work all together with intuitive voice commands.

What Vocal Commands Can You Say When You Link Your San Bernadino Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more than just turning off the lights or disarming your motion sensors. You can find out the status of your sensors or change a component to a predetermined level. You can also ask your AI assistant to auto-adjust your components just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Say these prompts for your Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also set a routine in the Alexa or Google app that links multiple components together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and activate your smart door locks, flip on your alarms, turn down the smart thermostat, and turn off your living room lights. Or set a routine for “bedtime,” and let your all you devices automatically adjust. The devices you can combine together to make a custom scene are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Get All Your Smart Devices From A Single Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Does pairing your San Bernadino security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you buy your devices from the same place, or can you mix and match? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave technology -- sometimes it’s more convenient to have all your security components connected at the initial install.

By having your devices installed together, you make one unified home security system from the beginning. Then you can program away and make groups, routines, and custom commands, and know everything will perform perfectly from the outset. You could add different smart components as you go, but then you might have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. Just make sure that any additional components are linked to your security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond using the ADT phrases.

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

As you look for the best San Bernadino security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you personalize the perfect system for a voice-activated smart house. Just phone (909) 247-3368 or complete the form below to start.