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May 05, 2021

Command Your Oakland Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can control your Oakland security system with your voice? Wouldn’t it be amazing if your Oakland home security system was voice activated? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Oakland security system you can create an intuitive boost.

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can access your state-of-the-art system to control your smart lights, lock your door locks, and push system alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring experts. Then as you’re ready for bed or to run some errands, all you have to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras spring into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re hurrying to lock up quickly and can’t mess with the smartphone app.

How can you use Alexa or Google Nest with your Oakland security system:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To make your AI assistant listen for the voice prompts for your security and automation system, you’ll need to turn on the ADT Control 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 natural voice controls, you can arm or disarm your alarms, adjust your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is opened.

Then again, you could use different Alexa or Google skills to manage each separate camera, alarm, and automation device, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the advantages of pairing your Oakland security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that all your voice commands are conveniently found in the same place. Luckily, you can outfit your home with all sorts of security and automation components that will work off each other with one voice command.

What Vocal Controls Can You Issue When You Connect Your Oakland Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more things than just turning on your smart bulbs or arming your alarm system. You might want to find out the status of your camera or calibrate a component to a custom level. You may also command your AI assistant to plan a timetable for your components just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You might also preset a routine in the Alexa or Google app that puts many alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m going out,” and trigger your smart door locks, flip on your motion sensors, turn down the air, and turn off your living room lights. Or set a routine for “tv time,” and use the command to dim the lighting and set the thermostat to a more comfortable level. The devices you can link together in a custom scene are only limited by your imagination.

Multiple Mobile Devices

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

Does connecting your Oakland security system to Alexa or Google Nest work best if you buy your devices from one place, or can you build over time? While you can use different components -- as long as your device uses z-wave tech -- many times it’s easier to get all your devices connected at the time of install.

When you have your security, safety, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you make one unified system from the beginning. Then you can program away and make routines and groups, and not have to set up a skill differently later. You could get different security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you might have to troubleshoot to get them to work in sync. Simply ensure that any extra devices are entered to your security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google using the ADT phrases.

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

As you’re looking for the best Oakland security system for your family, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you create the perfect system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just call (510) 295-0552 or complete the form below to get started.