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May 05, 2021

Using Your Port St. Lucie Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your security and automation system to command your interior lighting, set your smart locks, and push system alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring team. Then when you’re heading for bed or to run some errands, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras spring into guard mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re hurrying to lock up quickly and have your hands full.

Here’s how using your Port St. Lucie security system with Alexa or Google works:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice prompts working with your security and automation system, you’ll want to turn on the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can ask your devices to perform a majority of of the commands that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With intuitive voice prompts, you can disarm or arm your alarms, control your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is opened.

You could use different Alexa or Google skills to work with each separate alarm, sensor, and automation device, but that can seem like a mess. One of the advantages of linking your Port St. Lucie security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that everything is found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can personalize your house with all sorts of security and automation components that will work off each other with one voice command.

What Vocal Instructions Can You Issue When You Link Your Port St. Lucie Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Alexa and Google can do more than just turning off the lights or disarming your motion sensors. You can also check the status of your sensors or adjust any automation component to a preset level. You might also command your AI assistant to plan a timetable for your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You may also create a routine in Google or Alexa that links many components together. For instance, say “Google, I’m going out,” and lock your smart door locks, flip on your motion sensors, turn down the thermostat, and flip off every light in the house. Or set up a routine for “tv time,” and let your thermostat, lights, and other devices automatically conform to their pre-programmed setting. The components you can link together to make a preset routine are seemingly endless.

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Should You Get All Your Smart Components From One Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Does pairing your Port St. Lucie security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you buy your devices from one place, or can you mix and match? While you can get non-ADT components -- most use z-wave tech -- many times it’s easier to get all your smart home devices linked at the initial install.

When you have your devices activated at the initial install, you instantly create one cohesive security system from the outset. Then you can pre-set away and make groups and routines, and not have to reconfigure later. You could add different smart components as you go, but then you might have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. However, make sure that any extra components are paired to your security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google through the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best Port St. Lucie security system for your house, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you create the perfect system for a voice-activated smart home. Just phone (772) 237-3604 or fill out the form below to begin.