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May 05, 2021

Control Your Manhattan Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your security and automation system to turn on your smart lights, activate your locks, and push system notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring team. Then when you’re preparing for bed or to run some errands, all you need to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your system will activate into guard mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re hurrying to leave quickly and can’t pull up the smartphone app.

Here’s how using your Manhattan security system with Alexa or Google works:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To switch on voice prompts on your home security system, you’ll need to activate the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can instruct your devices to perform many of the commands that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With intuitive voice commands, you can disarm or arm your alarms and sensors, adjust your smart lights and smart thermostat, or see if you left the garage door open.

Then again, you could use separate Google or Alexa skills to control each separate security and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the advantages of linking your Manhattan security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that all your voice commands are easily found in the same place. Luckily, you can customize your home with all sorts of security and automation components at the same time when you buy your ADT security system.

What Voice Controls Can You Issue When You Connect Your Manhattan Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more things than just turning on your smart lights or setting your alarms. You can also check the status of your sensors or calibrate any automation component to a predetermined level. You can also command Alexa or Google to plan a timetable for your devices just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You might also preset a routine in Alexa or Google that puts many alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m going out,” and activate your smart locks, turn on your window and door sensors, lower the thermostat, and flip off your smart lights. Or preset a routine for “tv time,” and use the phrase to lower the lighting and set the thermostat to just the right level. The devices you can pair together to make a custom scene are almost limitless.

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Should You Order All Your Automated Devices From One Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Does connecting your Manhattan security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa work best if you order your alarms and cameras from the same place, or can you build over time? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave tech -- many times it’s more convenient to have all your smart home devices linked at the same time.

When you have your devices installed at one time, you instantly create a cohesive system from the outset. Then you can program away and devise groups and routines, and not have to reprogram later. You could mix and match your smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you might have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. However, make sure that any additional components are linked to your ADT system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google with the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best Manhattan security system for your house, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you customize a perfect system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just contact (212) 553-6589 or complete the form below to begin.