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May 05, 2021

Using Your Lexington Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can access your Lexington ADT security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be great if your Lexington ADT security system was voice activated? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Lexington security system you can create an amazing boost.

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your state-of-the-art system to turn on your interior lighting, lock your door locks, and push system notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring agents. Then as you’re heading for bed or to run some errands, all you have to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your system will spring into ”Guard” mode. That’s a nice advantage when you’re hurrying to lock up quickly and have your hands full.

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

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice commands working with your security system, you’ll have to turn on the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can tell your devices to perform almost all of the things that you can do in your mobile security app. With natural voice controls, you can disarm or arm your alarms and sensors, control your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check to see if you left the garage door open.

Then again, you could use separate skills to work with each alarm, sensor, and automation device, but that can grow to overkill. One of the advantages of linking your Lexington security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that all your voice commands are easily found in the same place. Luckily, you can outfit your home with all sorts of security and automation components and connect them with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa on install.

What Voice Controls Can You Issue When You Connect Your Lexington Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more things than just flipping on the lights or setting your motion sensors. You might want to find out the status of your smart devices or change your thermostat to a predetermined setting. You can also ask your AI assistant to plan a timetable for your components just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Say these prompts for your Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You can also preset a routine in the Alexa or Google app that combines multiple devices together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m going out,” and activate your smart locks, flip on your alarms, turn down the thermostat, and flip off your living room lights. Or preset a routine for “bedtime,” and let your all you devices automatically adjust. The components you can pair together to make a personalized scene are only limited by your imagination.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Get All Your Automated Items From A Single Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Is linking your Lexington security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa easier if you get your devices from one place, or can you pick over time? While you can use different components -- many devices use z-wave wireless connections -- many times it’s more convenient to get all your security components connected at the time of install.

When you get your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed at one time, you instantly create one unified home security system from the start. Then you can design away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, and not have to reprogram later. You could get different smart components as you go, but then you might have hope that they work in sync. Simply ensure that any additional components are paired to your ADT system first, and then have your AI assistant respond with the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you search for the best Lexington security system for your house, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you personalize the perfect system for an AI assisted smart home. Just phone (859) 279-1710 or complete the form below to begin.