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May 05, 2021

Control Your Ogden Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Google or Alexa can access your security and automation system to control your smart lights, set your door locks, and send tripped alarm alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring agents. Then if you’re preparing for bed or to leave the house, all you have to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras slip into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re trying to lock up quickly and can’t make it to the key pad.

How can you link Alexa or Google Nest with your Ogden security system:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To make your AI assistant listen for the voice controls 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 devices to perform almost all of the things that you can manage in your ADT Control app. With natural voice controls, you can activate your alarms, control your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use other skills to control each alarm, sensor, and automation device, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of pairing your Ogden security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that everything is easily found in one skill. Luckily, you can personalize your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras that will work all together with one voice command.

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

Your AI assistant can do more than just turning off your smart lights or arming your alarm system. You can check the status of your camera or adjust your thermostat to a predetermined level. You may also ask Alexa or Google to auto-adjust your devices just like you could in the ADT app.

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

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You can also set a routine in the Alexa or Google app that links many alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and trigger your smart door locks, turn on your alarms, turn down the smart thermostat, and turn off every light in the house. Or preset a routine for “tv time,” and let your all you devices automatically conform to their pre-programmed setting. The devices you can combine together in a preset routine are almost limitless.

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Should You Order All Your Smart Items From A Single Place Or Mix And Match?

Does connecting your Ogden security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you order your components from the initial install, or can you pick over time? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave technology -- you may find that it’s more convenient to get all your security components linked at the same time.

When you get your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you instantly create one cohesive system from the start. Then you can design away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, and know everything will work seamlessly from the outset. You could get different security components as you go, but then you might have a greater chance they won’t work together. Simply ensure that any additional alarms, cameras, or smart items are entered to your home security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google using the ADT phrases.

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

As you search for the best Ogden security system for your house, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create a perfect system for an AI assisted smart house. Just contact (801) 903-1699 or fill out the form below to start.