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May 05, 2021

Control Your San Francisco Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can command your San Francisco home security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be amazing if your San Francisco ADT security system was more intuitive? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your San Francisco security system you can create an intuitive boost.

Your smart speaker assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your security and automation system to turn on your lights, set your door locks, and push system alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring team. Then as you’re heading for bed or to run some errands, all you have to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and watch everything activate into guard mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re hurrying to leave quickly and have your arms full.

Here’s how using your San Francisco security system with Google Nest or Amazon’s Alexa works:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice control turned on for your security and automation system, you’ll have to enable the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can instruct your AI assistant to perform a majority of of the tasks that you can do in your ADT Control app. With intuitive voice controls, you can arm or disarm your alarms and sensors, raise or lower your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use separate Google or Alexa skills to control each separate alarm, sensor, and automation item, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of linking your San Francisco security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that every voice command for every component is easily found in one skill. Luckily, you can customize your house with alarms, cameras, and automation devices at the same time when you purchase your home security system.

What Voice Instructions Can You Use When You Connect Your San Francisco Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more things than just flipping on the lights or disarming your motion sensors. You can check the status of your sensors or calibrate any automation component to a predetermined setting. You can also ask Alexa or Google to plan a timetable for your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Say these phrases 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 doorbell camera.”

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You may also set a routine in the Alexa or Google app that links different devices together. For instance, say “Google, I’m going out,” and trigger your smart door locks, turn on your window and door sensors, lower the air, and turn off your living room lights. Or set up a routine for “bedtime,” and let your lights, thermostat, and other devices automatically adjust. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can link together for a custom routine are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Get All Your Automated Items From One Place Or Mix And Match?

Is linking your San Francisco security system to Alexa or Google Nest easier if you buy your alarms and cameras from one place, or can you pick over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- most use z-wave tech -- sometimes it’s simpler to have all your security components connected at the initial install.

By having your devices installed at one time, you create a unified security system from the start. Then you can design away and create routines and groups, with everything working from the outset. You could add different smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you will have hope that they work in sync. Just make sure that any additional components are entered to your home security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google using the ADT skill.

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

As you look for the best San Francisco security system for your home, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you customize the perfect system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just contact (415) 966-3602 or fill out the form below to begin.