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May 05, 2021

Using Your Joliet Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your state-of-the-art system to turn on your lights, activate your locks, and send system alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring agents. Then when you’re heading for bed or to leave the house, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras spring into ”Guard” mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re hurrying to get out of the house quickly and can’t find the your Command pad.

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

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To make your AI assistant listen for the voice commands for your home security system, you’ll have to activate 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 commands that you can manage in your ADT Control app. With natural voice controls, you can activate your alarms, raise or lower your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check if you left the garage door open.

Conversely, you can use other skills to work with each separate camera, alarm, and automation item, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the perks of linking your Joliet security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that everything is conveniently found in one skill. Luckily, you can customize your house with alarms, automation, and security cameras and connect them with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa on install.

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

Google and Alexa can do more than just turning on your smart lights or disarming your motion sensors. You might want to check the status of your smart devices or adjust a component to a preset setting. You might also ask your AI assistant to schedule your components just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these phrases for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You might also preset a routine in Alexa or Google that puts multiple devices together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m going out,” and lock your smart door locks, turn on your motion sensors, lower the thermostat, and extinguish your living room lights. Or set up a routine for “bedtime,” and use the command to turn down the lights and put the A/C to the perfect level. The devices you can pair together for a personalized scene are almost limitless.

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Should You Order All Your Automated Items From A Single Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Is pairing your Joliet security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you order your devices from the same place, or can you build over time? While you can mix and match -- many devices use z-wave technology -- you may find that it’s simpler to have all your smart home devices linked at the initial install.

When you get your security, safety, and automation devices installed at one time, you create a powerful, united security system from the start. Then you can program away and make groups, routines, and custom commands, and know everything will perform seamlessly immediately. You could add different security devices as you go, but then you may have hope that they work in sync. Simply ensure that any added components are paired to your home security system first, and then use voice commands with the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you search for the best Joliet security system for your house, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you customize your system for a voice-activated smart house. Just call (815) 242-2890 or complete the form below to get started.