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May 05, 2021

Control Your Johnson City Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your security and automation system to turn on your interior lighting, lock your locks, and push system notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring experts. Then when you’re heading for bed or to leave the house, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras spring into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re rushing to leave quickly and don’t want to pull up the mobile app.

Here’s how using your Johnson City security system with Google Nest or Alexa works:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice prompts enabled on your home security system, you’ll want to activate the ADT skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can tell your smart speaker to perform many of the commands that you can manage in your mobile ADT Control app. With intuitive voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your alarms, raise or lower your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is opened.

You could use separate skills to manage each alarm, sensor, and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the perks of linking your Johnson City security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that every voice command for every component is found in one place. Luckily, you can customize your house with alarms, automation, and security cameras as a package when you buy your security system.

What Voice Instructions Can You Use When You Pair Your Johnson City Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Alexa and Google can do more than just turning off the lights or setting your alarm system. You might want to see the status of your sensors or adjust your thermostat to a custom scene. You may also ask your AI assistant to auto-adjust your components just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Try out these phrases for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also set a routine within Alexa or Google that puts many components together. For example, say “Hey, Google, I’m going out,” and lock your smart locks, turn on your alarms, turn down the smart thermostat, and flip off your smart lights. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and use the phrase to dim the lighting and set the temperature to a more comfortable level. The devices you can link together in a preset routine are seemingly endless.

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Should You Get All Your Automated Devices From One Place Or Mix And Match?

Does pairing your Johnson City security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you buy your alarms and cameras from the initial install, or can you build over time? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave tech -- sometimes it’s simpler to get all your devices connected at the same time.

When you get your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed at one time, you instantly create one cohesive security system from the beginning. Then you can program away and make routines and groups, and not have to reprogram later. You could get different smart components as you go, but then you will have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. However, make sure that any added alarms, cameras, or smart items are entered to your home security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond with the ADT skill.

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

As you look for the best Johnson City security system for your home, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you personalize the perfect system for a voice-activated smart house. Just phone (423) 241-8092 or send in the form below to get started.