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May 05, 2021

Control Your San Jose Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can access your San Jose home security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be great if your San Jose ADT security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your San Jose ADT security system you can create an intuitive improvement.

Your smart speaker assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your state-of-the-art system to command your interior lighting, set your smart locks, and send system alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring experts. Then as you’re ready for bed or to run some errands, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras spring into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re trying to lock up quickly and have your arms full.

Here’s how using your San Jose security system with Google Nest or Amazon’s Alexa works:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice prompts enabled on your home security system, you’ll have to activate the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can instruct your devices to perform a majority of of the commands that you can do in your mobile security app. With intuitive voice controls, you can activate your alarms, control your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is opened.

Conversely, you can use other Google or Alexa skills to control each separate camera, alarm, and automation item, but that can grow to overkill. One of the advantages of linking your San Jose security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that all your voice commands are easily found in the same skill. Luckily, you can outfit your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras and connect them with Google Nest or Alexa on install.

What Vocal Commands Can You Say When You Pair Your San Jose Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more than just turning off the lights or disarming your alarm system. You might want to see the status of your smart devices or adjust a component to a predetermined setting. You might also ask your AI assistant to auto-adjust your alarms and cameras just like you could in your mobile security app.

Here are just a few prompts for your Google Nest or Amazon's 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.”

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also preset a routine in the Google or Alexa app that links many components together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m leaving the house,” and trigger your smart locks, flip on your window and door sensors, lower the air, and extinguish every light in the house. Or set a routine for “tv time,” and sit back as your AI assistant turns down the smart bulbs and turns up the temperature. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can combine together for a custom routine are only limited by your imagination.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Order All Your Smart Components From A Single Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Does pairing your San Jose security system to Alexa or Google Nest work best if you order your components from the initial install, or can you pick over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- as long as your device uses z-wave wireless connections -- many times it’s easier to get all your smart home devices linked at the initial install.

When you have your devices activated at the initial install, you create a cohesive system from the outset. Then you can design away and devise routines and groups, and know each command will work as it should immediately. You could mix and match your security devices as you go, but then you will have hope that they work in sync. However, make sure that any added alarms, cameras, or smart items are linked to your home security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond with the ADT phrases.

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

As you search for the best San Jose security system for your home, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you customize the perfect system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just contact (408) 641-3351 or fill out the form below to start.