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May 05, 2021

Using Your Trenton Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your security and automation system to control your smart lights, lock your smart locks, and send system alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring team. Then as you’re preparing for bed or to leave the house, all you need to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras activate into protection mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re hurrying to leave quickly and can’t find the key pad.

Here’s how to link your Trenton security system with Alexa or Google Nest:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To turn on voice prompts on your home security system, you’ll have to turn on the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can tell your AI assistant to perform a majority of of the commands that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With intuitive voice commands, you can activate your system, control your smart lights and smart thermostat, or see if you left the garage door open.

Conversely, you can use other Alexa or Google skills to manage each separate alarm, sensor, and automation item, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the advantages of pairing your Trenton security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that all your voice commands are found in the same place. Luckily, you can personalize your house with all sorts of security and automation components all together when you get your ADT security system.

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

Your AI assistant can do more things than just turning off your smart lights or setting your alarms. You can check the status of your smart devices or calibrate a component to a predetermined level. You can also ask your AI assistant to plan a timetable for your components just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Try out these phrases for your Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You may also create a routine in the Google or Alexa app that links multiple devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving,” and activate your smart locks, turn on your motion sensors, lower the thermostat, and flip off every light in the house. Or preset a routine for “bedtime,” and use the phrase to dim the lights and set the thermostat to a more comfortable level. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can combine together to make a personalized scene are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Buy All Your Smart Items From A Single Place Or Mix And Match?

Does pairing your Trenton security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you order your alarms and cameras from the initial install, or can you mix and match? While you can get non-ADT components -- many devices use z-wave wireless connections -- sometimes it’s more convenient to have all your security components linked at the initial install.

When you have your security, safety, and automation devices installed together, you make one united home security system from the start. Then you can design away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, and not have to set up a skill differently later. You could add different smart components as you go, but then you will have a greater chance they won’t work together. Just make sure that any added alarms, cameras, or smart items are paired to your home security system first, and then use voice commands through the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you look for the best Trenton security system for your home, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you personalize the perfect system for an AI assisted smart home. Just contact (609) 256-4469 or fill out the form below to get started.