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May 05, 2021

Control Your Minneapolis Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your state-of-the-art system to command your smart lights, set your smart locks, and send tripped alarm alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring team. Then if you’re ready for bed or to get out of the house, all you have to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and watch everything activate into ”Guard” mode. That’s a nice advantage when you’re rushing to lock up quickly and can’t make it to the control pad.

How can you use Alexa or Google Nest with your Minneapolis security system:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To make your AI assistant listen for the voice prompts for your security system, you’ll have to turn on 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 security app. With intuitive voice commands, you can activate your alarms and sensors, raise or lower your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is opened.

You could use other Alexa or Google skills to manage each separate alarm, sensor, and automation component, but that can seem like a mess. One of the perks of linking your Minneapolis security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that everything is conveniently found in one place. Luckily, you can outfit your home with all sorts of security and automation components as a package when you buy your security system.

What Voice Instructions Can You Say When You Pair Your Minneapolis Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more than just turning off your smart lights or setting your motion sensors. You might want to see the status of your smart devices or adjust your thermostat to a custom level. You might also ask your smart speaker to auto-adjust your devices just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these phrases for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the main 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 may also set a routine in Alexa or Google that links different components together. For example, say “Hey, Google, I’m going out,” and activate your smart door locks, turn on your motion sensors, lower the air, and turn off your smart lights. Or set a routine for “tv time,” and use the command to lower the lights and adjust the temperature to a more comfortable level. The components you can link together to make a preset scene are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Get All Your Smart Devices From The Same Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Is connecting your Minneapolis security system to Alexa or Google Nest easier if you get your devices from the same place, or can you pick over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- as long as your device uses z-wave wireless connections -- you may find that it’s more convenient to have all your smart home devices configured at the time of install.

By having your devices installed together, you instantly create one unified system from the outset. Then you can program away and create routines and groups, and not have to reprogram later. You could get different security components as you go, but then you might have to troubleshoot to get them to work in sync. However, make sure that any added devices are entered to your ADT system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google with the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you search for the best Minneapolis security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you create a perfect system for a voice-activated smart home. Just contact (612) 314-0605 or complete the form below to begin.