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May 05, 2021

Using Your Oceanside Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your security and automation system to control your lights, activate your locks, and send tripped alarm alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring experts. Then when you’re ready for bed or to run some errands, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and your system will spring into guard mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re rushing to leave quickly and can’t pull up the phone app.

How can you pair Google Nest or Alexa with your Oceanside security system:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To turn on voice control on your security and automation system, you’ll want to turn on the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can tell your devices to perform many of the tasks that you can manage in your ADT Control app. With intuitive voice prompts, you can activate your alarms, control your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is opened.

You could use other skills to work with each separate security and automation device, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of linking your Oceanside security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that all your voice commands are easily found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can personalize your home with all sorts of security and automation components that will work all together with one voice command.

What Voice Instructions Can You Use When You Connect Your Oceanside Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more things than just turning on the lights or arming your motion sensors. You can see the status of your smart devices or calibrate a component to a preset setting. You might also tell your smart speaker to plan a timetable for your components just like you could in the ADT app.

Say these phrases for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You can also create a routine within Google or Alexa that puts many alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For instance, say “Google, I’m leaving,” and trigger your smart door locks, turn on your window and door sensors, turn down the thermostat, and flip off your living room lights. Or preset a routine for “bedtime,” and watch as Google turns down the lighting and turns up the temperature. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can combine together to make a personalized scene are almost limitless.

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

Is pairing your Oceanside security system to Google Nest or Alexa easier if you order your components from one place, or can you pick over time? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave wireless connections -- many times it’s simpler to get all your smart home devices connected at the time of install.

When you have your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you instantly create a powerful, united system from the beginning. Then you can program away and devise routines and groups, and not have to reprogram later. You could add different smart devices as you go, but then you might have a greater chance they won’t work together. Simply ensure that any extra alarms, cameras, or smart items are linked to your home security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond through the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best Oceanside security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you customize a perfect system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just phone (760) 230-3571 or fill out the form below to begin.