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May 05, 2021

Control Your Brownsville Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your wireless system to control your lights, set your locks, and send system alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring experts. Then when you’re heading for bed or to run some errands, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and your system will spring into protection mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re trying to get out of the house quickly and have your arms full.

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

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To switch on voice commands on your security system, you’ll have to turn on the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can tell your smart speaker to perform almost all of the commands that you can do in your mobile security app. With natural voice prompts, you can disarm or arm your system, adjust your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use other skills to control each security and automation device, but that can seem like a mess. One of the advantages of linking your Brownsville security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that everything is conveniently found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can outfit your house with all sorts of security and automation components all together when you get your ADT security system.

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

Google and Alexa can do more than just turning on your smart bulbs or arming your alarm system. You can check the status of your sensors or adjust a component to a preset scene. You can also command your smart speaker to plan a timetable for your devices just like you could in your mobile security app.

Say these commands for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the front 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 can also preset a routine within Alexa or Google that puts different components together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m going out,” and trigger your smart door locks, arm your motion sensors, lower the air, and flip off every light in the house. Or preset a routine for “bedtime,” and let your lights, thermostat, and other devices automatically adjust. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can link together for a custom routine are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Order All Your Smart Components From A Single Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Is linking your Brownsville security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you buy your alarms and cameras from the same place, or can you pick over time? While you can mix and match -- most use z-wave wireless connections -- you may find that it’s more convenient to have all your security components connected at the initial install.

When you have your security, safety, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you instantly create a powerful, united security system from the outset. Then you can pre-set away and make routines and groups, with every device working at install. You could get different security devices as you go, but then you will have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. Just make sure that any additional devices are entered to your security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google through the ADT skill.

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

As you look for the best Brownsville security system for your home, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create the perfect system for an AI assisted smart home. Just phone (956) 291-4473 or send in the form below to get started.