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May 05, 2021

Control Your Rochester Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your state-of-the-art system to turn on your interior lighting, set your locks, and send system notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring agents. Then if you’re heading for bed or to leave the house, all you have to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your system will slip into guard mode. That’s a nice advantage when you’re hurrying to leave quickly and can’t pull up the mobile app.

Here’s how to use your Rochester security system with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To make your AI assistant respond to the voice commands for your home security system, you’ll want to enable the ADT skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can instruct your AI assistant to perform a majority of of the commands that you can manage in your mobile security app. With intuitive voice prompts, you can disarm or arm your alarms, adjust your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is opened.

Then again, you could use different Alexa or Google skills to control each security and automation component, but that can seem like a mess. One of the perks of linking your Rochester security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that everything is found in a singular place. Luckily, you can customize your house with alarms, automation, and security cameras that will work together with voice commands.

What Voice Controls Can You Use When You Pair Your Rochester Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more than just flipping on your smart lights or arming your alarms. You might want to see the status of your smart devices or change any automation component to a predetermined setting. You may also ask Alexa or Google to schedule your devices just like you could in your mobile security app.

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

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You may also create a routine within Alexa or Google that puts multiple devices together. For instance, say “Google, I’m leaving the house,” and trigger your smart door locks, flip on your motion sensors, turn down the smart thermostat, and turn off every light in the house. Or set a routine for “movie night,” and let your thermostat, lights, and other devices automatically conform to their pre-programmed setting. The devices you can link together to make a custom scene are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Get All Your Automated Devices From The Same Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Is connecting your Rochester security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa easier if you buy your components from the same place, or can you pick over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- many devices use z-wave wireless connections -- many times it’s simpler to have all your devices configured at the time of install.

When you get your devices activated at the initial install, you make a powerful, unified home security system from the start. Then you can pre-set away and devise routines and groups, and know each command will perform as it should immediately. You could add different security components as you go, but then you will have to troubleshoot to get them to work in sync. Just make sure that any additional devices are linked to your ADT system first, and then use voice commands using the ADT phrases.

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

As you look for the best Rochester security system for your family, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you customize your system for an AI assisted smart house. Just contact (507) 218-4806 or fill out the form below to start.