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May 05, 2021

Control Your Cleveland Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your wireless system to control your smart lights, set your locks, and send system alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring agents. Then if you’re ready for bed or to get out of the house, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras activate into protection mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re rushing to get out of the house quickly and don’t want to mess with the mobile app.

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

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To make your AI assistant listen for the voice controls for your security and automation system, you’ll want to enable the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can tell your AI assistant to perform almost all of the things that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With easy voice commands, you can arm or disarm your system, control your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is opened.

Then again, you could use different Google or Alexa skills to work with each separate security and automation item, but that can grow to overkill. One of the advantages of linking your Cleveland security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that all your voice commands are found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can outfit your home with all sorts of security and automation components and link them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

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

Google and Alexa can do more things than just turning off the lights or setting your alarms. You can see the status of your camera or adjust your thermostat to a predetermined scene. You may also ask your AI assistant to auto-adjust your devices just like you could in the ADT app.

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

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You can also create a routine within Alexa or Google that links multiple alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m going out,” and trigger your smart door locks, flip on your motion sensors, lower the air, and turn off your living room lights. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and use the phrase to lower the lights and adjust the temperature to just the right level. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can pair together in a preset routine are almost limitless.

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

Does linking your Cleveland security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you get your components from the initial install, or can you build over time? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave technology -- sometimes it’s more convenient to get all your devices configured at the time of install.

When you have your security, safety, and automation devices installed at one time, you instantly create one unified system from the start. Then you can program away and devise groups and routines, and not have to reprogram later. You could mix and match your security components as you go, but then you will have to troubleshoot to get them to work in sync. Just make sure that any added components are linked to your home security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond using the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you search for the best Cleveland security system for your family, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you personalize your system for a voice-activated smart house. Just call (216) 273-8448 or complete the form below to get started.