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May 05, 2021

Using Your Lima Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can access your Lima home security system with your voice? Wouldn’t it be great if your Lima security system was voice activated? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Lima security system you can create an exciting improvement.

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your wireless system to turn on your lights, lock your smart locks, and send tripped alarm alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring experts. Then when you’re ready for bed or to leave the house, all you have to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and watch everything slip into protection mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re rushing to lock up quickly and don’t want to fiddle with the phone app.

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

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice commands enabled on your security system, you’ll want to enable the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can instruct your AI assistant to perform almost all of the things that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With intuitive voice prompts, you can disarm or arm your alarms, control your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is opened.

Then again, you could use different skills to control each alarm, sensor, and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the perks of linking your Lima security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that everything is conveniently found in one place. Luckily, you can personalize your house with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and pair them with Google Nest or Alexa on install.

What Vocal Controls Can You Use When You Pair Your Lima Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more things than just turning on your smart lights or disarming your alarms. You can also find out the status of your smart devices or change your thermostat to a custom scene. You might also tell your AI assistant to plan a timetable for your devices just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Try out these prompts for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You may also set a routine within Google or Alexa that puts many components together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving,” and lock your smart locks, turn on your alarms, lower the air, and turn off every light in the house. Or preset a routine for “bedtime,” and use the phrase to dim the smart bulbs and put the temperature to just the right level. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can pair together for a preset routine are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Get All Your Smart Devices From A Single Place Or Mix And Match?

Is connecting your Lima security system to Google Nest or Alexa simpler if you buy your alarms and cameras from the same place, or can you pick over time? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave wireless connections -- you may find that it’s easier to have all your security components linked at the same time.

When you get your devices installed together, you make a united security system from the beginning. Then you can program away and make routines and groups, and not have to reconfigure later. You could get different smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you may have to troubleshoot to get them to work in sync. However, make sure that any extra alarms, cameras, or smart items are entered to your security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond with the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you look for the best Lima security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you personalize your system for an AI assisted smart house. Just phone (419) 359-8743 or fill out the form below to begin.