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May 05, 2021

Using Your Waco Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Google or Alexa can access your state-of-the-art system to command your lights, activate your smart locks, and push tripped alarm notifications to your mobile device and ADT monitoring team. Then as you’re ready for bed or to run some errands, all you have to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras slip into guard mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re rushing to lock up quickly and have your hands full.

Here’s how to pair your Waco security system with Google Nest or Alexa:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To make your AI assistant respond to the voice prompts for your security system, you’ll need to activate the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can tell your devices to perform many of the tasks that you can do in your mobile security app. With easy voice controls, you can activate your alarms, control your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check if you left the garage door open.

Then again, you could use different Google or Alexa skills to control each camera, alarm, and automation device, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of pairing your Waco security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that everything is found in one place. Luckily, you can customize your house with alarms, cameras, and automation devices as a package when you purchase your home security system.

What Vocal Instructions Can You Use When You Link Your Waco Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more things than just flipping on the lights or arming your motion sensors. You can find out the status of your camera or change any automation component to a predetermined level. You might also ask your smart speaker to auto-adjust your alarms and cameras just like you could in your mobile security app.

Try out these commands for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You might also preset a routine within the Alexa or Google app that links multiple devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving,” and trigger your smart door locks, arm your window and door sensors, lower the thermostat, and extinguish your smart lights. Or set up a routine for “bedtime,” and let your all you devices automatically conform to their pre-programmed setting. The devices you can pair together for a personalized routine are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Get All Your Smart Items From A Single Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Is pairing your Waco security system to Alexa or Google Nest easier if you buy your alarms and cameras from the same place, or can you build over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- many devices use z-wave wireless connections -- you may find that it’s more convenient to have all your smart home devices connected at the initial install.

When you get your devices installed at one time, you make one cohesive home security system from the beginning. Then you can program away and devise routines and groups, and know everything will work seamlessly on day one. You could mix and match your security components as you go, but then you will have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. However, make sure that any extra alarms, cameras, or smart items are paired to your security system first, and then use voice commands using the ADT phrases.

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

As you look for the best Waco security system for your family, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you customize your system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just call (254) 236-5604 or send in the form below to start.