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May 05, 2021

Command Your Shreveport Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your wireless system to control your smart lights, activate your smart locks, and send tripped alarm notifications to your mobile device and ADT monitoring agents. Then when you’re heading for bed or to run some errands, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras spring into ”Guard” mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re rushing to get out of the house quickly and can’t find the your Command pad.

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

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice prompts enabled on your security system, you’ll have to enable the ADT skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can instruct your AI assistant to perform almost all of the commands that you can do in your ADT Control app. With easy voice commands, you can activate your alarms, control your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check if you left the garage door open.

Conversely, you can use other Google or Alexa skills to control each security and automation device, but that can grow to overkill. One of the benefits of linking your Shreveport security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that everything is easily found in the same skill. Luckily, you can outfit your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras and connect them with Google Nest or Alexa on install.

What Voice Instructions Can You Use When You Pair Your Shreveport Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more things than just flipping on the lights or disarming your alarm system. You can also see the status of your sensors or adjust your thermostat to a custom scene. You may also ask your smart speaker to plan a timetable for your devices just like you could in your mobile security app.

Try out these commands for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You can also set a routine within the Google or Alexa app that combines different components together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and trigger your smart door locks, flip on your motion sensors, turn down the smart thermostat, and turn off every light in the house. Or set a routine for “movie night,” and let your all you devices automatically adjust. The devices you can pair together in a preset scene are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Buy All Your Automated Items From One Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Does connecting your Shreveport security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa work best if you buy your alarms and cameras from one place, or can you build over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- most use z-wave tech -- sometimes it’s simpler to have all your smart home devices connected at the time of install.

When you have your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you instantly create a powerful, unified system from the beginning. Then you can pre-set away and devise routines and groups, and not have to reprogram later. You could mix and match your smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you will have a greater chance they won’t work together. Simply ensure that any added components are paired to your security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond with the ADT skill.

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

As you search for the best Shreveport security system for your house, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you customize the perfect system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just call (318) 228-1466 or send in the form below to start.