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May 05, 2021

Using Your Kingsport Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can command your Kingsport security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your Kingsport home security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Kingsport ADT security system you can create an exciting improvement.

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your wireless system to turn on your lights, activate your locks, and push tripped alarm notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring agents. Then when you’re ready for bed or to run some errands, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and watch everything activate into ”Guard” mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re trying to leave quickly and have your hands full.

How can you use Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa with your Kingsport security system:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To make your AI assistant respond to the voice prompts for your security system, you’ll have to activate the ADT skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can tell your AI assistant to perform many of the commands that you can do in your ADT Control app. With intuitive voice prompts, you can activate your alarms and sensors, raise or lower your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use different Alexa or Google skills to manage each security and automation item, but that can grow to overkill. One of the perks of linking your Kingsport security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that everything is conveniently found in the same place. Luckily, you can customize your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras that will work together with intuitive voice commands.

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

Alexa and Google can do more things than just turning on your smart lights or arming your alarms. You can check the status of your camera or calibrate your thermostat to a preset level. You may also tell Alexa or Google to plan a timetable for your components just like you could in the ADT app.

Here are just a few phrases for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You may also preset a routine in the Alexa or Google app that links different devices together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m leaving the house,” and activate your smart door locks, flip on your alarms, lower the thermostat, and extinguish every light in the house. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and use the phrase to lower the smart bulbs and adjust the A/C to just the right level. The components you can pair together in a custom routine are only limited by your imagination.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Buy All Your Smart Components From A Single Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Is pairing your Kingsport security system to Alexa or Google Nest easier if you get your alarms and cameras from the initial install, or can you mix and match? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave tech -- sometimes it’s simpler to have all your smart home devices linked at the same time.

By having your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed together, you make a powerful, cohesive home security system from the beginning. Then you can pre-set away and create groups, routines, and custom commands, with all your devices working on day one. You could mix and match your smart components as you go, but then you may have to troubleshoot to get them to work in sync. Just make sure that any added devices are entered to your security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google with the ADT skill.

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

As you look for the best Kingsport security system for your home, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create your system for a voice-activated smart home. Just call (423) 241-8746 or send in the form below to begin.