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May 05, 2021

Command Your Reno Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Alexa or Google can link to your security and automation system to control your interior lighting, activate your door locks, and push system notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring team. Then when you’re heading for bed or to leave the house, all you have to say is “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras activate into guard mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re rushing to leave quickly and have your hands full.

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

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice control working with your home security system, you’ll want to turn on the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can instruct your devices to perform almost all of the commands that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With easy voice commands, you can disarm or arm your alarms, adjust your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or see if you left the garage door open.

Conversely, you can use other skills to manage each separate alarm, sensor, and automation component, but that can grow to overkill. One of the advantages of linking your Reno security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that everything is easily found in the same place. Luckily, you can personalize your home with all sorts of security and automation components that will work all together with intuitive voice commands.

What Voice Controls Can You Say When You Connect Your Reno Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more than just turning on your smart lights or setting your motion sensors. You can see the status of your smart devices or change your thermostat to a custom scene. You can also command your AI assistant to plan a timetable for your devices just like you could in the ADT app.

Say these prompts for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also set a routine within the Google or Alexa app that links multiple alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m going out,” and lock your smart door locks, arm your window and door sensors, lower the air, and flip off every light in the house. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and sit back as your AI assistant lowers the lights and turns up the air. The components you can pair together for a custom routine are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Order All Your Smart Devices From The Same Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Does pairing your Reno security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you buy your devices from one place, or can you mix and match? While you can mix and match -- many devices use z-wave wireless connections -- you may find that it’s simpler to have all your devices configured at the same time.

By having your devices installed together, you create one united security system from the outset. Then you can design away and make groups, routines, and custom commands, with every device working at install. You could add different smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you might have hope that they work in sync. However, make sure that any added alarms, cameras, or smart items are paired to your ADT system first, and then use voice commands using the ADT phrases.

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

As you search for the best Reno security system for your house, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you customize the perfect system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just contact (775) 316-7001 or fill out the form below to start.