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May 05, 2021

Using Your Medford Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can control your Medford home security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your Medford ADT security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Medford security system you can create an amazing upgrade.

Your smart speaker assistants like Alexa or Google can access your state-of-the-art system to command your lights, lock your door locks, and send tripped alarm notifications to your mobile device and ADT monitoring team. Then if you’re heading for bed or to run some errands, all you need to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and watch everything spring into guard mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re hurrying to lock up quickly and can’t mess with the smartphone app.

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

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To turn on voice prompts on your security and automation system, you’ll need to activate the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can tell your smart speaker to perform many of the tasks that you can do in your mobile security app. With natural voice commands, you can activate your alarms, control your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if you left the garage door open.

Then again, you could use separate Google or Alexa skills to manage each separate alarm, sensor, and automation device, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the advantages of pairing your Medford security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that every voice command for every component is easily found in one place. Luckily, you can customize your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras all together when you get your home security system.

What Vocal Controls Can You Issue When You Pair Your Medford Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

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

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

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You may also set a routine within Alexa or Google that links many components together. For example, say “Google, I’m going out,” and activate your smart locks, turn on your alarms, turn down the thermostat, and extinguish every light in the house. Or set a routine for “tv time,” and let your lights, thermostat, and other devices automatically conform to their pre-programmed setting. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can combine together to make a preset scene are almost limitless.

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

Does connecting your Medford security system to Alexa or Google Nest work best if you order your components from the same place, or can you build over time? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave technology -- sometimes it’s simpler to have all your security components connected at the time of install.

By having your security, safety, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you create a powerful, united home security system from the outset. Then you can design away and devise routines and groups, with everything working at install. You could mix and match your smart components as you go, but then you may have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. However, make sure that any additional components are entered to your security system first, and then use voice commands through the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you look for the best Medford security system for your home, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you personalize a perfect system for a voice-activated smart house. Just contact (541) 209-6918 or complete the form below to get started.