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May 05, 2021

Command Your Appleton Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can access your security and automation system to command your lights, activate your smart locks, and send system notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring team. Then as you’re heading for bed or to run some errands, all you need to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your system will activate into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re trying to leave quickly and can’t get to the key pad.

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

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice control enabled on your security system, you’ll have to enable the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can tell your devices to perform almost all of the things that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With easy voice controls, you can activate your system, control your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use separate Google or Alexa skills to work with each separate security and automation device, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the perks of pairing your Appleton security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that everything is conveniently found in one place. Luckily, you can customize your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices all together when you buy your ADT security system.

What Vocal Commands Can You Say When You Link Your Appleton Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more things than just flipping on the lights or arming your motion sensors. You might want to find out the status of your sensors or adjust your thermostat to a preset setting. You might also tell your smart speaker to plan a timetable for your devices just like you could in the ADT app.

Here are just a few phrases for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the front 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 might also set a routine within Google or Alexa that combines many devices together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m going out,” and trigger your smart locks, flip on your alarms, lower the thermostat, and extinguish every light in the house. Or set a routine for “tv time,” and use the command to turn down the lighting and put the A/C to just the right level. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can pair together in a custom routine are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Order All Your Smart Items From The Same Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Does pairing your Appleton security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa work best if you get your devices from one place, or can you pick over time? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave technology -- you may find that it’s easier to get all your security components connected at the same time.

When you get your security, safety, and automation devices installed at one time, you create a united security system from the beginning. Then you can pre-set away and devise groups and routines, and know each command will work seamlessly on day one. You could mix and match your smart components as you go, but then you may have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. Simply ensure that any extra components are linked to your security system first, and then use voice commands through the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best Appleton security system for your house, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create your system for an AI assisted smart house. Just call (920) 309-5628 or fill out the form below to get started.