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May 05, 2021

Control Your Bloomington Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your security and automation system to command your lights, activate your door locks, and send tripped alarm alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring team. Then if you’re preparing for bed or to leave the house, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras spring into guard mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re hurrying to lock up quickly and can’t make it to the key pad.

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

Enable The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To make your AI assistant understand the voice commands for your security system, you’ll need to enable the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can tell your AI assistant to perform almost all of the commands that you can do in your mobile security app. With easy voice prompts, you can disarm or arm your alarms and sensors, control your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check if you left the garage door open.

Conversely, you can use different skills to work with each camera, alarm, and automation device, but that can grow to overkill. One of the perks of linking your Bloomington 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 that will work together with voice commands.

What Vocal Controls Can You Say When You Connect Your Bloomington Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more things than just turning off your smart bulbs or disarming your alarm system. You can check the status of your smart devices or calibrate your thermostat to a custom setting. You can also command your AI assistant to auto-adjust your devices just like you could in your mobile security app.

Say these prompts for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You may also create a routine within Alexa or Google that links multiple devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving,” and activate your smart door locks, arm your alarms, lower the smart thermostat, and turn off your living room lights. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and use the command to dim the smart bulbs and adjust the temperature to the perfect level. The devices you can link together for a preset scene are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Get All Your Automated Items From A Single Place Or Mix And Match?

Is pairing your Bloomington security system to Alexa or Google Nest easier if you buy your components from the same place, or can you pick over time? While you can mix and match -- many devices use z-wave technology -- sometimes it’s easier to have all your devices connected at the initial install.

By having your devices installed together, you create a powerful, united home security system from the start. Then you can pre-set away and devise groups and routines, and know everything will perform as it should immediately. You could get different security devices as you go, but then you will have hope that they work together. Just make sure that any added components are paired to your ADT system first, and then use voice commands with the ADT phrases.

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

As you’re looking for the best Bloomington security system for your home, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you customize a perfect system for a voice-activated smart house. Just phone (812) 200-5695 or fill out the form below to begin.