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May 05, 2021

Command Your Columbia Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can control your Columbia security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be great if your Columbia home security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Columbia home security system you can create an amazing upgrade.

Your smart speaker assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your wireless system to turn on your interior lighting, set your door locks, and send system notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring agents. Then as you’re heading for bed or to get out of the house, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras slip into protection mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re trying to get out of the house quickly and don’t want to mess with the smartphone app.

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

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To enable voice prompts on your security and automation system, you’ll need to enable the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform many of the things that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With easy voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your alarms and sensors, control your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or see if you left the garage door open.

Conversely, you can use other Alexa or Google skills to manage each alarm, sensor, and automation item, but that can seem like a mess. One of the advantages of pairing your Columbia security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that every voice command for every component is found in the same place. Luckily, you can customize your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras at the same time when you get your security system.

What Voice Commands Can You Use When You Pair Your Columbia Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more than just turning on the lights or disarming your alarm system. You can see the status of your camera or adjust any automation component to a preset scene. You might also ask your smart speaker to schedule your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Say these commands for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You may also preset a routine in the Google or Alexa app that combines many devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving the house,” and trigger your smart door locks, turn on your alarms, turn down the thermostat, and turn off your living room lights. Or set a routine for “movie night,” and use the command to lower the lighting and put the temperature to a more comfortable level. The devices you can link together for a custom scene are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Order All Your Automated Items From One Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Does linking your Columbia security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa work best if you get your devices from the same place, or can you build over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- most use z-wave wireless connections -- many times it’s easier to get all your smart home devices linked at the time of install.

When you get your security, safety, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you make a united system from the beginning. Then you can design away and make routines and groups, and not have to set up a skill differently later. You could mix and match your smart components as you go, but then you will have a greater chance they won’t work together. Simply ensure that any additional devices are entered to your security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond with the ADT phrases.

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

As you search for the best Columbia security system for your family, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you customize a perfect system for a voice-activated smart home. Just contact (803) 380-6011 or fill out the form below to begin.