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May 05, 2021

Command Your Cedar Rapids Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can access your Cedar Rapids security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be amazing if your Cedar Rapids ADT security system was voice activated? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Cedar Rapids ADT security system you can create an exciting boost.

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can link to your security and automation system to control your interior lighting, set your door locks, and push system alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring experts. Then as you’re preparing for bed or to leave the house, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and watch everything spring into guard mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re trying to get out of the house quickly and have your hands full.

Here’s how to link your Cedar Rapids security system with Alexa or Google Nest:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To enable voice commands on your home security system, you’ll have to turn on the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can instruct your AI assistant to perform almost all of the tasks that you can manage in your mobile security app. With natural voice prompts, you can disarm or arm your alarms and sensors, raise or lower your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is opened.

Then again, you could use other skills to control each camera, alarm, and automation device, but that can seem like a mess. One of the advantages of pairing your Cedar Rapids security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that everything is found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can outfit your house with all sorts of security and automation components that will work off each other with intuitive voice commands.

What Voice Commands Can You Use When You Connect Your Cedar Rapids Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Alexa and Google can do more things than just turning off your smart bulbs or setting your motion sensors. You might want to see the status of your camera or adjust your thermostat to a custom level. You may also ask your AI assistant to plan a timetable for your components just like you could in your mobile security app.

Say these prompts for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You may also create a routine in the Alexa or Google app that puts multiple devices together. For example, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving the house,” and lock your smart locks, flip on your window and door sensors, turn down the smart thermostat, and flip off your living room lights. Or set up a routine for “bedtime,” and use the command to dim the lighting and adjust the thermostat to just the right level. The components you can combine together for a custom scene are almost limitless.

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

Is pairing your Cedar Rapids security system to Alexa or Google Nest easier if you buy your components from the initial install, or can you mix and match? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave wireless connections -- sometimes it’s easier to have all your security components configured at the time of install.

When you have your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you create one unified security system from the start. Then you can program away and create groups and routines, and not have to reprogram later. You could get different smart components as you go, but then you might have hope that they work in sync. Simply ensure that any additional alarms, cameras, or smart items are linked to your ADT system first, and then have your AI assistant respond using the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best Cedar Rapids security system for your home, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you customize a perfect system for a voice-activated smart house. Just contact (319) 214-2293 or send in the form below to start.