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May 05, 2021

Command Your Topeka Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can control your Topeka home security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be amazing if your Topeka ADT security system was voice activated? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Topeka ADT security system you can create an intuitive improvement.

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your security and automation system to command your interior lighting, set your smart locks, and send system notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring agents. Then when you’re ready for bed or to leave the house, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and your system will activate into protection mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re rushing to get out of the house quickly and can’t make it to the control pad.

Here’s how to link your Topeka security system with Alexa or Google Nest:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To turn on voice prompts on your security system, you’ll need to activate the ADT skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can tell your smart speaker to perform almost all of the things that you can manage in your ADT Control app. With easy voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your alarms and sensors, raise or lower your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check if you left the garage door open.

Then again, you could use other Google or Alexa skills to control each camera, alarm, and automation device, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of pairing your Topeka security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that everything is found in one skill. Luckily, you can outfit your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices that will work all together with intuitive voice commands.

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

Your AI assistant can do more things than just turning off the lights or arming your alarm system. You can see the status of your smart devices or calibrate your thermostat to a predetermined scene. You may also command your AI assistant to schedule your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT app.

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

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also create a routine in Google or Alexa that puts different components together. For example, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving the house,” and activate your smart door locks, turn on your window and door sensors, lower the thermostat, and turn off every light in the house. Or set a routine for “bedtime,” and use the prompt to dim the lighting and put the thermostat to just the right level. The components you can link together for a custom scene are seemingly endless.

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Should You Order All Your Smart Devices From The Same Place Or Mix And Match?

Is pairing your Topeka security system to Google Nest or Alexa simpler if you buy your components from one place, or can you pick over time? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave wireless connections -- many times it’s easier to have all your security components configured at the initial install.

By having your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed together, you instantly create one unified security system from the start. Then you can design away and create groups, routines, and custom commands, and know each command will work seamlessly on day one. You could get different security devices as you go, but then you will have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. Just make sure that any additional components are paired to your security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond with the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you search for the best Topeka security system for your house, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you customize the perfect system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just call (785) 268-2982 or complete the form below to begin.