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May 05, 2021

Using Your York Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can control your York security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be great if your York security system was voice activated? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your York security system you can create an exciting improvement.

Your smart speaker assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your state-of-the-art system to control your lights, set your smart locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring team. Then when you’re preparing for bed or to leave the house, all you have to say is “Goodbye,” and watch everything spring into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re hurrying to lock up quickly and have your arms full.

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

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To switch on voice prompts on your security and automation system, you’ll want to activate the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform a majority of of the tasks that you can do in your ADT Control app. With easy voice prompts, you can disarm or arm your system, control your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is opened.

Then again, you could use separate Google or Alexa skills to work with each alarm, sensor, and automation component, but that can seem like a mess. One of the benefits of linking your York security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that all your voice commands are easily found in the same place. Luckily, you can customize your house with alarms, automation, and security cameras that will work all together with voice commands.

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

Google and Alexa can do more than just turning off your smart lights or arming your alarms. You can also check the status of your sensors or change any automation component to a predetermined scene. You can also command Alexa or Google to schedule your alarms and cameras just like you could in your mobile security app.

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

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You may also create a routine in the Google or Alexa app that links different devices together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and activate your smart door locks, flip on your alarms, lower the thermostat, and turn off your smart lights. Or set a routine for “tv time,” and let your thermostat, lights, and other devices automatically adjust. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can link together for a custom scene are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Buy All Your Automated Components From One Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Is pairing your York security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you get your devices from one place, or can you mix and match? While you can use different components -- as long as your device uses z-wave wireless connections -- many times it’s easier to have all your devices linked at the initial install.

When you have your security, safety, and automation devices installed together, you create a powerful, united home security system from the start. Then you can design away and make groups, routines, and custom commands, and know everything will perform as it should immediately. You could mix and match your security components as you go, but then you might have to troubleshoot to get them to work in sync. Simply ensure that any additional alarms, cameras, or smart items are entered to your home security system first, and then use voice commands using the ADT skill.

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

As you search for the best York security system for your home, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you customize a perfect system for a voice-activated smart home. Just call (717) 256-1592 or send in the form below to get started.