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May 05, 2021

Control Your Harrisburg Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your wireless system to command your interior lighting, lock your smart locks, and send tripped alarm alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring agents. Then when you’re heading for bed or to leave the house, all you have to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and watch everything spring into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re rushing to lock up quickly and don’t want to pull up the phone app.

Here’s how using your Harrisburg security system with Alexa or Google works:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To make your AI assistant understand the voice commands for your home security system, you’ll have to activate the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can instruct your AI assistant to perform almost all of the things that you can do in your mobile security app. With intuitive voice commands, you can arm or disarm your system, raise or lower your smart lights and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is up.

Then again, you could use other skills to manage each security and automation component, but that can seem like a mess. One of the advantages of pairing your Harrisburg security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that everything is easily found in one skill. Luckily, you can personalize your home with all sorts of security and automation components as a package when you buy your ADT security system.

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

Alexa and Google can do more things than just flipping on your smart bulbs or arming your motion sensors. You can check the status of your camera or change a component to a predetermined level. You might also command your AI assistant to schedule your components just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also create a routine within the Alexa or Google app that puts multiple components together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving the house,” and trigger your smart door locks, flip on your alarms, lower the smart thermostat, and extinguish your smart lights. Or preset a routine for “bedtime,” and watch as your AI assistant turns down the lights and turns up the temperature. The components you can combine together in a custom routine are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

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

Does connecting your Harrisburg security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you order your components from the same place, or can you mix and match? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave technology -- sometimes it’s simpler to have all your security components configured at the initial install.

When you get your devices installed together, you instantly create a united home security system from the start. Then you can design away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, and not have to set up a skill differently later. You could mix and match your smart devices as you go, but then you may have hope that they work in sync. However, make sure that any extra components are entered to your home security system first, and then use voice commands using the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you search for the best Harrisburg security system for your home, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you personalize your system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just phone (717) 256-1545 or send in the form below to get started.