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May 05, 2021

Using Your Portland Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Alexa or Google can access your wireless system to control your smart lights, set your locks, and send system notifications to your mobile device and ADT monitoring experts. Then if you’re ready for bed or to leave the house, all you need to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your system will activate into protection mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re trying to get out of the house quickly and don’t want to fiddle with the phone app.

Here’s how using your Portland security system with Google Nest or Alexa works:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice control working with 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 AI assistant to perform a majority of of the tasks that you can do in your ADT Control app. With natural voice commands, you can disarm or arm your alarms, raise or lower your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

You could use separate Alexa or Google skills to control each alarm, sensor, and automation device, but that can seem like a mess. One of the benefits of pairing your Portland security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that everything is conveniently found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can personalize your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras and pair them with Google Nest or Alexa on install.

What Vocal Controls Can You Say When You Connect Your Portland Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Google and Alexa can do more than just flipping on your smart bulbs or arming your motion sensors. You might want to find out the status of your smart devices or change your thermostat to a custom level. You can also tell Alexa or Google to schedule your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these phrases for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You can also preset a routine within Alexa or Google that combines many components together. For example, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving the house,” and trigger your smart locks, turn on your window and door sensors, lower the air, and extinguish every light in the house. Or set a routine for “movie night,” and use the prompt to dim the lighting and set the temperature to just the right level. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can combine together to make a personalized routine are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Buy All Your Smart Components From The Same Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Is pairing your Portland security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you get your devices from the same place, or can you mix and match? While you can use different components -- many devices use z-wave wireless connections -- many times it’s simpler to get all your security components linked at the initial install.

By having your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed together, you make a powerful, united system from the beginning. Then you can program away and create groups, routines, and custom commands, and know all your components will perform perfectly on day one. You could mix and match your smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you might have a greater chance they won’t work together. Simply ensure that any extra components are entered to your home security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google with the ADT skill.

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

As you look for the best Portland security system for your family, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you create the perfect system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just call (503) 300-4377 or send in the form below to get started.