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May 05, 2021

Using Your St. George Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your wireless system to turn on your interior lighting, lock your locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring agents. Then when you’re ready for bed or to leave the house, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and your system will activate into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re trying to leave quickly and can’t find the control pad.

How can you pair Google Nest or Alexa with your St. George security system:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice prompts turned on for your security system, you’ll need to activate the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can ask your smart speaker to perform many of the tasks that you can manage in your mobile security app. With natural voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your alarms, adjust your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use separate Alexa or Google skills to work with each alarm, sensor, and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of linking your St. George security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that every voice command for every component is found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can outfit your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and pair them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

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

Alexa and Google can do more things than just flipping on your smart bulbs or arming your alarms. You can check the status of your sensors or adjust a component to a custom level. You might also ask Alexa or Google to schedule your components just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also set a routine within Google or Alexa that puts many devices together. For example, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving,” and trigger your smart door locks, turn on your window and door sensors, turn down the thermostat, and extinguish your smart lights. Or set up a routine for “bedtime,” and use the prompt to lower the lights and set the temperature to just the right level. The devices you can link together in a preset scene are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Order All Your Smart Components From The Same Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Does connecting your St. George security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you buy your components from the same place, or can you mix and match? While you can use different components -- as long as your device uses z-wave tech -- sometimes it’s simpler to get all your devices connected at the time of install.

When you get your devices activated at the initial install, you make a cohesive home security system from the beginning. Then you can pre-set away and devise groups and routines, and not have to reconfigure later. You could get different security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you will have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. However, make sure that any additional alarms, cameras, or smart items are entered to your security system first, and then use voice commands through the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you’re looking for the best St. George security system for your house, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you customize a perfect system for an AI assisted smart home. Just contact (435) 393-6111 or fill out the form below to begin.