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May 05, 2021

Command Your Newburgh Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can access your security and automation system to command your lights, set your locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring experts. Then as you’re heading for bed or to get out of the house, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and watch everything activate into guard mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re rushing to lock up quickly and have your arms full.

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

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice commands enabled on your security system, you’ll want to enable the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can ask your smart speaker to perform almost all of the things that you can do in your mobile security app. With intuitive voice controls, you can arm or disarm your system, adjust your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if you left the garage door open.

Conversely, you can use separate Alexa or Google skills to work with each separate security and automation device, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the perks of pairing your Newburgh security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that every voice command for every component is easily found in a singular place. Luckily, you can outfit your house with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and link them with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa on install.

What Vocal Instructions Can You Use When You Connect Your Newburgh Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more things than just turning on your smart bulbs or disarming your alarms. You might want to see the status of your smart devices or calibrate a component to a preset scene. You might also tell 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 commands for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You can also preset a routine in Google or Alexa that links different components together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m going out,” and trigger your smart locks, flip on your alarms, lower the thermostat, and extinguish every light in the house. Or preset a routine for “bedtime,” and let your lights, thermostat, and other devices automatically conform to their pre-programmed setting. The components you can link together to make a custom routine are almost limitless.

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Should You Buy All Your Automated Devices From A Single Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

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

By having your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you instantly create a unified home security system from the beginning. Then you can program away and create groups and routines, and not have to reconfigure later. You could add different security components as you go, but then you will have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. However, make sure that any extra alarms, cameras, or smart items are paired to your home security system first, and then use voice commands through the ADT skill.

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

As you look for the best Newburgh security system for your house, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create your system for a voice-activated smart home. Just call (845) 208-9357 or fill out the form below to start.