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May 05, 2021

Control Your Columbus Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can access your Columbus security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be great if your Columbus ADT security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Columbus security system you can create an amazing improvement.

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your security and automation system to command your interior lighting, set your door locks, and push system notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring agents. 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 activate into ”Guard” mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re hurrying to lock up quickly and don’t want to pull up the phone app.

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

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice control working with your home security system, you’ll have to turn on the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can ask your devices to perform many of the things that you can do in your mobile security app. With natural voice prompts, you can disarm or arm your alarms and sensors, raise or lower your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check to see if you left the garage door open.

You could use other skills to manage each alarm, sensor, and automation device, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the advantages of pairing your Columbus security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that every voice command for every component is easily found in the same place. Luckily, you can outfit your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras and pair them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

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

Google and Alexa can do more things than just turning off the lights or arming your alarms. You might want to check the status of your sensors or calibrate your thermostat to a preset setting. You may also command your smart speaker to plan a timetable for your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT app.

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

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You may also create a routine in Alexa or Google that combines multiple components together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and trigger your smart locks, arm your alarms, lower the smart thermostat, and turn off every light in the house. Or preset a routine for “movie night,” and use the phrase to dim the lighting and set the A/C to the perfect level. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can link together for a personalized scene are almost limitless.

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

Does linking your Columbus security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you order your alarms and cameras from one place, or can you mix and match? While you can get non-ADT components -- most use z-wave tech -- you may find that it’s easier to have all your smart home devices connected at the time of install.

When you have your security, safety, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you create a cohesive home security system from the start. Then you can program away and devise routines and groups, and know all your components will work perfectly immediately. You could add different smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you will have a greater chance they won’t work together. Simply ensure that any additional devices are entered to your ADT system first, and then have your AI assistant respond using the ADT phrases.

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

As you’re looking for the best Columbus security system for your home, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you customize a perfect system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just contact (614) 368-9896 or fill out the form below to start.