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May 05, 2021

Using Your Duluth Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your state-of-the-art system to command your lights, set your smart locks, and send system notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring agents. Then as you’re ready for bed or to run some errands, all you have to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your system will spring into protection mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re hurrying to get out of the house quickly and can’t find the control pad.

How can you link Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa with your Duluth security system:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To enable voice control on your home security system, you’ll have to enable the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can instruct your smart speaker to perform almost all of the commands that you can do in your ADT Control app. With intuitive voice controls, you can activate your alarms and sensors, adjust your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or 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 grow to overkill. One of the benefits of linking your Duluth security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that all your voice commands are conveniently found in a singular place. Luckily, you can customize your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras at the same time when you purchase your security system.

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

Your AI assistant can do more than just turning on your smart lights or disarming your alarms. You can also see the status of your camera or calibrate your thermostat to a predetermined setting. You might also command your smart speaker to schedule your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT app.

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

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my porch 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 in the Alexa or Google app that combines many alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and activate your smart locks, turn on your alarms, lower the air, and extinguish your living room lights. Or preset a routine for “bedtime,” and let your lights, thermostat, and other devices automatically conform to their pre-programmed setting. The components you can combine together for a personalized routine are seemingly endless.

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Should You Buy All Your Smart Components From One Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Does linking your Duluth security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa work best if you get your alarms and cameras 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 more convenient to have all your devices connected at the time of install.

When you have your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you make a unified security system from the outset. Then you can design away and make routines and groups, with all your devices working at install. You could add different smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you might have hope that they work in sync. However, make sure that any extra alarms, cameras, or smart items are linked to your security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google with the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best Duluth security system for your family, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you customize a perfect system for a voice-activated smart house. Just contact (218) 231-1734 or fill out the form below to begin.