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May 05, 2021

Command Your Bloomington Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your wireless system to control your smart lights, activate your smart locks, and send tripped alarm notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring experts. Then as you’re heading for bed or to get out of the house, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and your system will slip into protection mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re hurrying to leave quickly and can’t make it to the key pad.

Here’s how to use your Bloomington security system with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To enable voice commands on your security system, you’ll want to activate the ADT skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can instruct your smart speaker to perform almost all of the commands that you can do in your ADT Control app. With easy voice commands, you can activate your system, control your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is opened.

You could use different Alexa or Google skills to work with each separate camera, alarm, and automation device, but that can grow to overkill. One of the perks of linking your Bloomington security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that all your voice commands are found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can personalize your house with alarms, automation, and security cameras all together when you purchase your ADT security system.

What Voice Commands Can You Use When You Pair Your Bloomington Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Google and Alexa can do more than just turning on the lights or setting your motion sensors. You can see the status of your sensors or adjust any automation component to a preset setting. You may also tell Alexa or Google to auto-adjust your components just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these commands for your Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my front door camera.”

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You can also set a routine within Alexa or Google that combines many alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m leaving the house,” and lock your smart locks, turn on your motion sensors, lower the thermostat, and extinguish your smart lights. Or set up a routine for “tv time,” and use the prompt to turn down the smart bulbs and adjust the A/C to a more comfortable level. The components you can combine together to make a personalized scene are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

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

Does connecting your Bloomington security system to Alexa or Google Nest work best if you buy your devices from one place, or can you pick over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- as long as your device uses z-wave wireless connections -- sometimes it’s more convenient to get all your smart home devices configured at the same time.

When you have your devices installed together, you create a unified system from the beginning. Then you can design away and create groups and routines, with all your devices working from the outset. You could get different smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you may have a greater chance they won’t work together. However, make sure that any extra devices are linked to your security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google using the ADT skill.

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

As you look for the best Bloomington security system for your house, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you customize a perfect system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just phone (309) 316-6083 or send in the form below to start.