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May 05, 2021

Control Your Lafayette Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can access your state-of-the-art system to turn on your smart lights, set your locks, and send tripped alarm alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring agents. Then as you’re ready for bed or to leave the house, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras slip into ”Guard” mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re hurrying to get out of the house quickly and have your hands full.

Here’s how to link your Lafayette security system with Alexa or Google Nest:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice commands turned on for your home security system, you’ll need to enable the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform a majority of of the commands that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With natural voice controls, you can disarm or arm your alarms, raise or lower your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is up.

Then again, you could use different skills to manage each separate alarm, sensor, and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of pairing your Lafayette security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that every voice command for every component is easily found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can personalize your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices at the same time when you purchase your security system.

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

Your AI assistant can do more things than just turning off your smart lights or setting your motion sensors. You can check the status of your camera or calibrate any automation component to a custom scene. You might also tell Alexa or Google to schedule your components just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these prompts for your Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You might also preset a routine within Google or Alexa that combines many devices together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving,” and activate your smart door locks, flip on your alarms, lower the smart thermostat, and flip off your smart lights. Or set up a routine for “tv time,” and use the phrase to lower the lighting and put the thermostat to a more comfortable level. The components you can pair together in a preset scene are seemingly endless.

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Should You Order All Your Smart Devices From A Single Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Is linking your Lafayette security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you get your alarms and cameras from one place, or can you mix and match? While you can use different components -- as long as your device uses z-wave wireless connections -- sometimes it’s simpler to have all your security components linked at the initial install.

By having your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed together, you make one unified security system from the start. Then you can pre-set away and devise groups and routines, and not have to reprogram later. You could get different security devices as you go, but then you will have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. Just make sure that any added components are linked to your home security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond through the ADT phrases.

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

As you search for the best Lafayette security system for your family, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you customize a perfect system for a voice-activated smart home. Just phone (337) 306-6995 or fill out the form below to get started.