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May 05, 2021

Control Your Kalamazoo Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can control your Kalamazoo home security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be great if your Kalamazoo ADT security system was more intuitive? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Kalamazoo security system you can create an exciting improvement.

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your state-of-the-art system to command your lights, set your locks, and push tripped alarm notifications to your smartphone 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 your system will spring into protection mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re trying to lock up quickly and can’t get to the control pad.

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

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice prompts turned on for your security system, you’ll need to activate the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can instruct your AI assistant to perform almost all of the commands that you can manage in your mobile security app. With easy voice commands, you can activate your alarms, adjust your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if you left the garage door open.

You could use separate Google or Alexa skills to manage each separate alarm, sensor, and automation device, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the perks of linking your Kalamazoo security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that everything is easily found in one place. Luckily, you can outfit your house with alarms, automation, and security cameras that will work off each other with voice commands.

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

Google and Alexa can do more than just turning on the lights or arming your motion sensors. You can also find out the status of your camera or calibrate any automation component to a custom level. You might also ask Alexa or Google to auto-adjust your devices just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You might also create a routine in the Google or Alexa app that combines multiple components together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m going out,” and trigger your smart locks, turn on your alarms, lower the air, and flip off every light in the house. Or preset a routine for “tv time,” and use the phrase to dim the smart bulbs and put the temperature to just the right level. The components you can pair together for a preset scene are seemingly endless.

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Should You Buy All Your Smart Items From The Same Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Is pairing your Kalamazoo security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you buy your alarms and cameras from the initial install, or can you build over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- most use z-wave wireless connections -- sometimes it’s more convenient to have all your security components linked at the time of install.

When you get your devices installed together, you make one cohesive home security system from the outset. Then you can pre-set away and make groups, routines, and custom commands, with every device working from the outset. You could mix and match your security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you may have a greater chance they won’t work together. However, make sure that any added components are entered to your home security system first, and then use voice commands using the ADT skill.

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

As you look for the best Kalamazoo security system for your house, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you personalize your system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just call (269) 224-1045 or complete the form below to get started.