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May 05, 2021

Control Your Augusta Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can command your Augusta security system with your voice? Wouldn’t it be amazing if your Augusta ADT security system was more intuitive? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Augusta security system you can create an exciting upgrade.

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can access your security and automation system to control your smart lights, set your door locks, and send system notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring agents. Then when you’re ready for bed or to get out of the house, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras spring into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re hurrying to get out of the house quickly and can’t make it to the control pad.

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

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice prompts working with your security system, you’ll need to enable the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can instruct your devices to perform many of the things that you can do in your ADT Control app. With intuitive voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your alarms, raise or lower your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is opened.

Conversely, you can use separate Alexa or Google skills to control each separate security and automation item, but that can seem like a mess. One of the advantages of pairing your Augusta security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that every voice command for every component is easily found in one skill. Luckily, you can customize your house with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and link them with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa on install.

What Voice Controls Can You Issue When You Connect Your Augusta Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more things than just flipping on the lights or disarming your alarms. You might want to check the status of your smart devices or calibrate your thermostat to a preset setting. You might also command your AI assistant to auto-adjust your alarms and cameras just like you could in your mobile security app.

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

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You may also set a routine in Google or Alexa that puts multiple components together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m going out,” and lock your smart door locks, turn on your alarms, lower the air, and extinguish your living room lights. Or set a routine for “bedtime,” and use the phrase to lower the lights and adjust the A/C to just the right level. The devices you can link together to make a preset scene are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Order All Your Smart Items From The Same Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Is linking your Augusta security system to Google Nest or Alexa simpler if you order your devices from one place, or can you build over time? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave technology -- you may find that it’s easier to have all your security components linked at the time of install.

By having your devices installed at one time, you make one cohesive system from the outset. Then you can design away and create routines and groups, with everything working at install. You could add different smart components as you go, but then you might have a greater chance they won’t work together. Simply ensure that any additional devices are paired to your home security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google with the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you’re looking for the best Augusta security system for your house, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you personalize the perfect system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just call (706) 397-7051 or complete the form below to begin.