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May 05, 2021

Command Your McAllen Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Alexa or Google can access your state-of-the-art system to turn on your lights, set your door locks, and send tripped alarm alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring team. Then when you’re ready for bed or to run some errands, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras activate into guard mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re rushing to leave quickly and have your hands full.

How can you link Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa with your McAllen security system:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To make your AI assistant understand the voice controls for your security and automation system, you’ll want to enable the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can ask your devices to perform a majority of of the tasks that you can do in your ADT Control app. With easy voice commands, you can arm or disarm your alarms, raise or lower your smart lights and smart thermostat, or see if you left the garage door open.

Conversely, you can use other skills to control each separate alarm, sensor, and automation item, but that can grow to overkill. One of the perks of linking your McAllen security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that everything is found in a singular place. Luckily, you can personalize your home with all sorts of security and automation components at the same time when you buy your ADT security system.

What Vocal Commands Can You Say When You Link Your McAllen Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Alexa and Google can do more than just flipping on your smart lights or disarming your alarm system. You can check the status of your smart devices or change a component to a predetermined scene. You might also ask your smart speaker to schedule your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Say these commands for your Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You may also set a routine in Alexa or Google that combines different devices together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and trigger your smart door locks, arm your motion sensors, lower the thermostat, and extinguish your smart lights. Or set a routine for “tv time,” and relax as Alexa lowers the lighting and resets the temperature. The components you can combine together for a preset scene are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Get All Your Smart Devices From The Same Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Is pairing your McAllen security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you order your devices from the initial install, or can you build over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- most use z-wave tech -- sometimes it’s simpler to get all your devices connected at the initial install.

By having your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed together, you instantly create one unified system from the outset. Then you can pre-set away and create groups, routines, and custom commands, and not have to reprogram later. You could get different security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you will have to troubleshoot to get them to work in sync. Just make sure that any added components are entered to your ADT system first, and then use voice commands through the ADT skill.

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

As you search for the best McAllen security system for your home, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you personalize the perfect system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just phone (956) 291-4643 or complete the form below to begin.