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May 05, 2021

Command Your Salem Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can access your Salem home security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be amazing if your Salem ADT security system was more intuitive? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Salem security system you can create an amazing improvement.

Your smart speaker assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your wireless system to command your interior lighting, activate your door locks, and push system alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring experts. Then as you’re preparing for bed or to get out of the house, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and watch everything spring into protection mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re trying to get out of the house quickly and can’t pull up the phone app.

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

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice prompts enabled on your security and automation system, you’ll have to activate the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform almost all of the commands that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With intuitive voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your alarms and sensors, raise or lower your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check to see if you left the garage door open.

Conversely, you can use different Google or Alexa skills to work with each separate alarm, sensor, and automation item, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of linking your Salem security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that every voice command for every component is found in one skill. Luckily, you can customize your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras and pair them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

What Vocal Controls Can You Say When You Connect Your Salem Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more than just turning on your smart bulbs or arming your alarm system. You might want to see the status of your smart devices or adjust your thermostat to a custom scene. You might also command your smart speaker to auto-adjust your components just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You may also set a routine within Google or Alexa that combines multiple devices together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and trigger your smart door locks, turn on your alarms, turn down the air, and extinguish your smart lights. Or set a routine for “tv time,” and relax as Google lowers the lights and turns up the air. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can link together to make a custom routine are only limited by your imagination.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Order All Your Automated Devices From A Single Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Is connecting your Salem security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa easier if you buy your components from one place, or can you build over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- as long as your device uses z-wave technology -- sometimes it’s simpler to get all your devices linked at the same time.

By having your devices installed at one time, you make a powerful, united home security system from the outset. Then you can design away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, and not have to reprogram later. You could mix and match your smart devices as you go, but then you might have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. However, make sure that any added components are linked to your security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google using the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you look for the best Salem security system for your home, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you personalize the perfect system for a voice-activated smart home. Just phone (503) 300-4371 or send in the form below to start.