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May 05, 2021

Control Your Bellingham Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can access your Bellingham ADT security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be amazing if your Bellingham ADT security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Bellingham ADT security system you can create an intuitive improvement.

Your smart speaker assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your state-of-the-art system to turn on your interior lighting, lock your locks, and send system alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring agents. Then when you’re ready for bed or to get out of the house, all you need to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras slip into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re hurrying to leave quickly and don’t want to fiddle with the mobile app.

How can you use Alexa or Google Nest with your Bellingham security system:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To make your AI assistant listen for the voice commands for your security system, you’ll want to turn on the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform a majority of of the things that you can manage in your ADT Control app. With easy voice commands, you can activate your alarms, adjust your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is opened.

Conversely, you can use separate Google or Alexa skills to control each separate camera, alarm, and automation device, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the advantages of linking your Bellingham security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that everything is found in the same skill. Luckily, you can customize your house with all sorts of security and automation components and link them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

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

Alexa and Google can do more things than just turning on your smart bulbs or arming your alarm system. You can also find out the status of your sensors or calibrate your thermostat to a preset scene. You might also tell Alexa or Google to auto-adjust your components just like you could in your mobile security app.

Say these prompts for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You may also preset a routine within the Alexa or Google app that links many components together. For instance, say “Google, I’m going out,” and lock your smart door locks, arm your motion sensors, turn down the air, and flip off every light in the house. Or set a routine for “bedtime,” and watch as your AI assistant lowers the smart bulbs and resets the temperature. The components you can pair together for a personalized routine are seemingly endless.

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Should You Get All Your Smart Components From The Same Place Or Mix And Match?

Does pairing your Bellingham security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa work best if you get your devices from the same place, or can you mix and match? While you can use different components -- as long as your device uses z-wave tech -- sometimes it’s easier to get all your security components configured at the same time.

When you have your security, safety, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you create one unified system from the start. Then you can program away and create groups and routines, and know all your components will work perfectly from the outset. You could get different smart components as you go, but then you may have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. Simply ensure that any extra components are paired to your security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google with the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best Bellingham security system for your house, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you create your system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just contact (360) 205-2750 or send in the form below to start.