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May 05, 2021

Using Your Long Island Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can access your state-of-the-art system to control your interior lighting, lock your door locks, and send system alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring team. Then as you’re ready for bed or to get out of the house, all you have to say is “Goodbye,” and watch everything slip into ”Guard” mode. That’s a nice advantage when you’re trying to lock up quickly and have your hands full.

Here’s how to link your Long Island security system with Alexa or Google Nest:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To make your AI assistant listen for the voice commands for your security system, you’ll need to activate the ADT skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can instruct your devices to perform a majority of of the things that you can manage in your mobile ADT Control app. With intuitive voice controls, you can arm or disarm your alarms, adjust your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is opened.

Then again, you could use different Google or Alexa skills to control each separate camera, alarm, and automation device, but that can grow to overkill. One of the benefits of linking your Long Island security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that everything is found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can outfit your house with alarms, automation, and security cameras and pair them with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa on install.

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

Your AI assistant can do more things than just turning off the lights or setting your alarm system. You can also find out the status of your camera or calibrate any automation component to a custom level. You can also ask your smart speaker to plan a timetable for your alarms and cameras just like you could in your mobile security app.

Try out these prompts for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You might also set a routine in the Alexa or Google app that combines multiple components together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m leaving the house,” and trigger your smart locks, turn on your motion sensors, lower the thermostat, and extinguish your living room lights. Or set a routine for “movie night,” and use the command to dim the lights and set the thermostat to just the right level. The components you can link together to make a personalized scene are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Get All Your Automated Components From A Single Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Is pairing your Long Island security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa easier if you order your components from the same place, or can you mix and match? While you can get non-ADT components -- most use z-wave tech -- sometimes it’s more convenient to get all your devices linked at the same time.

When you get your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed together, you make one unified security system from the start. Then you can pre-set away and make groups and routines, and not have to reprogram later. You could add different security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you will have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. Just make sure that any extra devices are paired to your home security system first, and then use voice commands through the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you search for the best Long Island 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 phone (631) 213-3528 or send in the form below to get started.