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May 05, 2021

Command Your Rockford Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can access your Rockford home security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your Rockford ADT security system was voice activated? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Rockford security system you can create an amazing boost.

Your smart speaker assistants like Google or Alexa can access your state-of-the-art system to control your interior lighting, activate your door locks, and push system alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring experts. Then if you’re preparing for bed or to run some errands, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and watch everything activate into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re trying to lock up quickly and can’t get to the your Command pad.

Here’s how using your Rockford security system with Google Nest or Amazon’s Alexa works:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice commands turned on for your security and automation system, you’ll need to activate the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can instruct your AI assistant to perform almost all of the tasks that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With easy voice commands, you can activate your system, control your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or see if you left the garage door open.

Conversely, you can use separate Google or Alexa skills to manage each security and automation item, but that can seem like a mess. One of the benefits of pairing your Rockford security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that all your voice commands are found in one skill. Luckily, you can personalize your home with all sorts of security and automation components and connect them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

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

Alexa and Google can do more things than just turning on your smart bulbs or setting your alarms. You might want to find out the status of your smart devices or calibrate your thermostat to a predetermined setting. You may also tell your AI assistant to schedule your devices just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these prompts for your Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also preset a routine in the Google or Alexa app that puts multiple devices together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving the house,” and lock your smart locks, arm your motion sensors, turn down the air, and flip off your living room lights. Or preset a routine for “movie night,” and let your lights, thermostat, and other devices automatically adjust. The components you can link together for a personalized scene are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Buy All Your Automated Devices From One Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Is connecting your Rockford security system to Google Nest or Alexa easier if you order your alarms and cameras from the initial install, or can you pick over time? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave tech -- many times it’s more convenient to have all your security components connected at the time of install.

When you have your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed at one time, you create a powerful, united home security system from the outset. Then you can pre-set away and create groups, routines, and custom commands, with all your devices working from the outset. You could mix and match your security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you will have hope that they work together. Simply ensure that any added devices are paired to your ADT system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google using the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you’re looking for the best Rockford security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you personalize the perfect system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just contact (815) 242-2899 or send in the form below to start.