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May 05, 2021

Using Your Prescott Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can control your Prescott ADT security system with your voice? Wouldn’t it be amazing if your Prescott ADT security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Prescott home security system you can create an exciting boost.

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can access your wireless system to control your smart lights, lock your door locks, and push tripped alarm notifications to your mobile device and ADT monitoring team. Then if you’re ready for bed or to run some errands, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and your system will spring into ”Guard” mode. That’s a nice advantage when you’re trying to get out of the house quickly and can’t make it to the your Command pad.

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

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To make your AI assistant understand the voice prompts for your home security system, you’ll want to enable the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can tell your AI assistant to perform many of the things that you can manage in your mobile ADT Control app. With easy voice prompts, you can activate your system, control your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use different Alexa or Google skills to work with each alarm, sensor, and automation item, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the advantages of linking your Prescott security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that every voice command for every component is found in the same skill. Luckily, you can customize your house with all sorts of security and automation components that will work all together with voice commands.

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

Your AI assistant can do more things than just turning on the lights or arming your alarms. You can check the status of your sensors or change a component to a predetermined scene. You might also tell Alexa or Google to plan a timetable for your devices just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Try out these commands for your Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You may also preset a routine in Google or Alexa that links different alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m going out,” and activate your smart door locks, turn on your alarms, lower the thermostat, and extinguish your living room lights. Or set a routine for “bedtime,” and watch as Google lowers the lights and turns up the thermostat. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can pair together for a preset routine are seemingly endless.

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Should You Buy All Your Smart Components From A Single Place Or Mix And Match?

Is linking your Prescott security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you get your devices from one place, or can you build over time? While you can mix and match -- most use z-wave technology -- you may find that it’s more convenient to get all your security components configured at the initial install.

When you have your devices installed together, you instantly create a powerful, unified system from the outset. Then you can program away and create groups and routines, and know everything will work as it should on day one. You could mix and match your security devices as you go, but then you might have a greater chance they won’t work together. However, make sure that any extra alarms, cameras, or smart items are entered to your ADT system first, and then use voice commands through the ADT phrases.

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

As you look for the best Prescott security system for your house, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create a perfect system for an AI assisted smart home. Just contact (928) 888-9024 or fill out the form below to start.