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May 05, 2021

Using Your Chicago Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can control your Chicago home security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be great if your Chicago home security system was more intuitive? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Chicago home security system you can create an exciting upgrade.

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can access your security and automation system to command your smart lights, lock your smart locks, and send system notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring team. Then when you’re ready for bed or to leave the house, all you need to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras slip into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re trying to get out of the house quickly and can’t pull up the phone app.

Here’s how to use your Chicago security system with Google Nest or Alexa:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice prompts working with your security and automation system, you’ll have to enable the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform a majority of of the things that you can do in your ADT Control app. With natural voice commands, you can arm or disarm your system, adjust your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is opened.

You could use different Alexa or Google skills to manage each separate security and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the advantages of pairing your Chicago security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that all your voice commands are found in the same skill. Luckily, you can outfit your house with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and pair them with Google Nest or Alexa on install.

What Voice Controls Can You Issue When You Pair Your Chicago Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Your AI assistant can do more than just turning on the lights or setting your alarm system. You can also find out the status of your smart devices or calibrate your thermostat to a custom scene. You may also tell Alexa or Google to plan a timetable for your devices just like you could in your mobile security app.

Try out these prompts for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You can also preset a routine in Google or Alexa that puts many components together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m leaving the house,” and trigger your smart locks, flip on your alarms, lower the thermostat, and flip off your smart lights. Or set a routine for “movie night,” and use the command to turn down the lighting and adjust the thermostat to the perfect level. The devices you can pair together to make a preset scene are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

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

Does linking your Chicago security system to Alexa or Google Nest work best if you buy your devices from the initial install, or can you mix and match? While you can use different components -- many devices use z-wave wireless connections -- many times it’s more convenient to have all your smart home devices configured at the initial install.

When you get your devices installed together, you instantly create one cohesive home security system from the start. Then you can program away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, with every device working at install. You could mix and match your smart components as you go, but then you may have a greater chance they won’t work together. However, make sure that any added alarms, cameras, or smart items are paired to your ADT system first, and then have your AI assistant respond using the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best Chicago security system for your house, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you create your system for an AI assisted smart home. Just call (312) 319-8662 or complete the form below to get started.