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May 05, 2021

Command Your Lancaster Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can command your Lancaster ADT security system with your voice? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your Lancaster ADT security system was voice activated? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Lancaster ADT security system you can create an amazing improvement.

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can link to your wireless system to control your lights, lock your door locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring team. Then as you’re heading for bed or to leave the house, all you have to say is “Goodbye,” and your system will activate into guard mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re rushing to get out of the house quickly and don’t want to pull up the phone app.

Here’s how using your Lancaster security system with Alexa or Google works:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To turn on voice commands on your security and automation system, you’ll want to activate the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can instruct your devices to perform many of the commands that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With easy voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your system, adjust your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use other skills to manage each separate alarm, sensor, and automation item, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the advantages of linking your Lancaster security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that every voice command for every component is conveniently found in the same place. Luckily, you can customize your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras that will work all together with one voice command.

What Voice Instructions Can You Issue When You Link Your Lancaster Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more than just turning on your smart lights or setting your alarm system. You might want to see the status of your smart devices or calibrate your thermostat to a predetermined scene. You can also command Alexa or Google to plan a timetable for your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Say these phrases for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You can also create a routine in the Alexa or Google app that links different alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and activate your smart door locks, flip on your alarms, lower the thermostat, and turn off every light in the house. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and use the phrase to dim the smart bulbs and set the temperature to a more comfortable level. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can combine together for a personalized scene are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Order All Your Smart Items From One Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Is pairing your Lancaster security system to Google Nest or Alexa simpler if you get your alarms and cameras from the same place, or can you mix and match? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave tech -- you may find that it’s easier to have all your smart home devices configured at the time of install.

When you have your security, safety, and automation devices installed at one time, you make a powerful, unified security system from the start. Then you can program away and devise routines and groups, with every device working on day one. You could add different security devices as you go, but then you might have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. However, make sure that any added devices are linked to your security system first, and then use voice commands with the ADT skill.

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

As you look for the best Lancaster security system for your family, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you customize your system for a voice-activated smart home. Just contact (717) 256-1587 or fill out the form below to get started.