ADT® Authorized Dealer Serving New Haven, Waterbury, & Surrounding Areas
Alexa mobile app
May 05, 2021

Command Your New Haven Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can access your wireless system to control your smart lights, set your smart locks, and send tripped alarm alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring team. Then as you’re heading for bed or to get out of the house, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras slip into protection mode. That’s a nice advantage when you’re rushing to get out of the house quickly and can’t pull up the smartphone app.

How can you link Google Nest or Alexa with your New Haven security system:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To turn on voice commands on your security and automation system, you’ll want to turn on the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can ask your smart speaker to perform almost all of the commands that you can manage in your mobile security app. With intuitive voice prompts, you can activate your alarms and sensors, adjust your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check to see if you left the garage door open.

You could use separate Alexa or Google skills to control each separate camera, alarm, and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of linking your New Haven security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that all your voice commands are found in one skill. Luckily, you can customize your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras that will work together with intuitive voice commands.

What Vocal Commands Can You Use When You Connect Your New Haven Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Alexa and Google can do more things than just turning off your smart lights or arming your alarms. You can see the status of your sensors or change a component to a custom scene. You might also command Alexa or Google to auto-adjust your devices just like you could in your mobile security app.

Try out these commands for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also preset a routine within the Google or Alexa app that puts many alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For instance, say “Google, I’m leaving,” and lock your smart door locks, turn on your window and door sensors, lower the thermostat, and extinguish every light in the house. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and use the phrase to lower the smart bulbs and adjust the A/C to just the right level. The components you can pair together to make a personalized routine are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Buy All Your Automated Components From A Single Place Or Mix And Match?

Is connecting your New Haven security system to Alexa or Google Nest easier if you buy your alarms and cameras 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 simpler to get all your security components connected at the same time.

When you get your devices installed at one time, you make a unified home security system from the start. Then you can program away and make groups and routines, with every device working from the outset. You could add different smart components as you go, but then you might have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. However, make sure that any additional alarms, cameras, or smart items are paired to your ADT system first, and then have your AI assistant respond using the ADT skill.

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

As you look for the best New Haven security system for your house, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you personalize your system for an AI assisted smart home. Just call (203) 402-8863 or fill out the form below to get started.