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May 05, 2021

Using Your Palm Springs Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your wireless system to command your smart lights, set your smart locks, and push system notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring agents. Then if you’re preparing for bed or to run some errands, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and watch everything spring into guard mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re trying to leave quickly and can’t pull up the mobile app.

How can you pair Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa with your Palm Springs security system:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice control enabled on your security and automation system, you’ll need to activate the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can tell your devices to perform many of the commands that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With easy voice commands, you can arm or disarm your system, raise or lower your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is opened.

Conversely, you can use different skills to control each separate alarm, sensor, and automation item, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of pairing your Palm Springs security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that all your voice commands are found in the same skill. Luckily, you can customize your house with all sorts of security and automation components that will work off each other with intuitive voice commands.

What Vocal Controls Can You Use When You Pair Your Palm Springs Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more than just turning off your smart lights or disarming your alarms. You might want to find out the status of your camera or calibrate a component to a custom level. You can also command your smart speaker to auto-adjust your alarms and cameras just like you could in your mobile security app.

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

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You can also set a routine within Alexa or Google that combines many devices together. For instance, say “Google, I’m leaving the house,” and trigger your smart door locks, turn on your motion sensors, turn down the air, and extinguish every light in the house. Or set a routine for “tv time,” and use the prompt to dim the lighting and set the A/C to the perfect level. The devices you can combine together to make a custom scene are seemingly endless.

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Should You Get All Your Automated Devices From A Single Place Or Mix And Match?

Does linking your Palm Springs security system to Alexa or Google Nest work best if you get your devices from one place, or can you build over time? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave technology -- many times it’s more convenient to get all your devices linked at the initial install.

When you have your security, safety, and automation devices installed together, you create one unified security system from the outset. Then you can program away and make routines and groups, and not have to reconfigure later. You could mix and match your security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you might have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. However, make sure that any added devices are paired to your ADT system first, and then have your AI assistant respond through the ADT phrases.

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

As you look for the best Palm Springs security system for your home, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you customize a perfect system for a voice-activated smart house. Just phone (760) 230-3527 or send in the form below to begin.