ADT® Authorized Dealer Serving Wichita & Surrounding Areas
Alexa mobile app
May 05, 2021

Command Your Wichita Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can access your wireless system to control your interior lighting, lock your smart locks, and send tripped alarm notifications to your mobile device and ADT monitoring agents. Then if you’re ready for bed or to leave the house, all you need to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras activate into guard mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re hurrying to lock up quickly and can’t get to the control pad.

Here’s how to link your Wichita security system with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice control enabled on your security system, you’ll want to turn on the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can instruct your smart speaker to perform a majority of of the things that you can do in your ADT Control app. With intuitive voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your alarms and sensors, raise or lower your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

You could use other skills to work with each separate security and automation component, but that can grow to overkill. One of the perks of pairing your Wichita security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that everything is conveniently found in one place. Luckily, you can outfit your home with all sorts of security and automation components all together when you buy your home security system.

What Vocal Controls Can You Use When You Pair Your Wichita Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more things than just flipping on the lights or arming your motion sensors. You can also find out the status of your sensors or adjust any automation component to a predetermined level. You can also ask your AI assistant to schedule your devices just like you could in the ADT app.

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

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You might also preset a routine in Alexa or Google that links multiple devices together. For instance, say “Google, I’m leaving the house,” and lock your smart locks, turn on your alarms, lower the air, and turn off your living room lights. Or preset a routine for “movie night,” and use the command to turn down the smart bulbs and adjust the temperature to a more comfortable level. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can pair together in a custom routine are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

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

Does pairing your Wichita security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you buy your devices from the initial install, or can you mix and match? While you can use different components -- many devices use z-wave tech -- sometimes it’s simpler to get all your devices linked at the time of install.

By having your devices activated at the initial install, you make a powerful, cohesive home security system from the outset. Then you can pre-set away and create groups, routines, and custom commands, and know everything will perform seamlessly on day one. You could mix and match your smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you may have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. However, make sure that any added devices are entered to your ADT system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google through the ADT skill.

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

As you look for the best Wichita security system for your home, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you personalize the perfect system for a voice-activated smart house. Just contact (316) 215-9179 or send in the form below to begin.