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May 05, 2021

Using Your Concord Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can access your Concord security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your Concord ADT security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Concord ADT security system you can create an intuitive upgrade.

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your wireless system to command your lights, lock your locks, and send system alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring experts. Then when you’re preparing for bed or to run some errands, all you have to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your system will slip into protection mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re hurrying to leave quickly and can’t find the your Command pad.

How can you link Alexa or Google Nest with your Concord security system:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To make your AI assistant respond to the voice prompts for your home security system, you’ll have to enable 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 do in your ADT Control app. With easy voice controls, you can arm or disarm your system, control your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is opened.

Then again, you could use other Alexa or Google skills to manage each camera, alarm, and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of linking your Concord security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that every voice command for every component is easily found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can customize your home with all sorts of security and automation components and connect them with Google Nest or Alexa on install.

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

Alexa and Google can do more things than just turning off the lights or setting your alarms. You can find out the status of your sensors or adjust any automation component to a preset scene. You might also command Alexa or Google to schedule your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Here are just a few prompts for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You can also preset a routine in the Alexa or Google app that links different alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m going out,” and trigger your smart locks, flip on your alarms, lower the smart thermostat, and turn off every light in the house. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and use the phrase to dim the lighting and set the temperature to just the right level. The devices you can pair together for a custom scene are seemingly endless.

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Should You Order All Your Smart Items From One Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Does connecting your Concord security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you get your components from the same place, or can you pick over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- most use z-wave technology -- you may find that it’s more convenient to get all your security components connected at the same time.

When you get your devices activated at the initial install, you instantly create one unified security system from the beginning. Then you can program away and make routines and groups, with all your devices working from the outset. You could add different security components as you go, but then you may have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. Just make sure that any added components are linked to your security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond with the ADT phrases.

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

As you’re looking for the best Concord security system for your house, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you customize your system for a voice-activated smart house. Just phone (603) 945-0837 or send in the form below to begin.