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May 05, 2021

Using Your Ithaca Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your wireless system to turn on your smart lights, activate your locks, and send tripped alarm notifications to your mobile device and ADT monitoring agents. Then when you’re ready for bed or to get out of the house, all you have to say is “Goodbye,” and your system will slip into protection mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re hurrying to lock up quickly and have your arms full.

How can you use Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa with your Ithaca security system:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice control working with your security system, you’ll have to enable the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can tell your devices to perform a majority of of the commands that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With natural voice controls, you can arm or disarm your system, adjust your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check if you left the garage door open.

Then again, you could use different Google or Alexa skills to work with each security and automation component, but that can grow to overkill. One of the advantages of linking your Ithaca security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that all your voice commands are found in a singular place. Luckily, you can outfit your house with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and link them with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa on install.

What Voice Commands Can You Say When You Link Your Ithaca Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more than just turning on the lights or disarming your alarms. You might want to find out the status of your smart devices or calibrate a component to a preset setting. You may also ask your smart speaker to auto-adjust your components just like you could in the ADT app.

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

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You can also set a routine within the Google or Alexa app that combines multiple devices together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and activate your smart locks, turn on your window and door sensors, turn down the thermostat, and flip off your smart lights. Or preset a routine for “tv time,” and sit back as Alexa lowers the lighting and adjusts the temperature. The devices you can pair together to make a preset scene are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Order All Your Automated Devices From One Place Or Mix And Match?

Is pairing your Ithaca security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa easier if you get your components from one place, or can you mix and match? While you can use different components -- many devices use z-wave technology -- you may find that it’s easier to get all your smart home devices linked at the time of install.

By having your devices installed at one time, you make a powerful, cohesive security system from the outset. Then you can design away and devise groups and routines, and know everything will perform perfectly on day one. You could mix and match your security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you will have hope that they work together. However, make sure that any additional devices are paired to your ADT system first, and then use voice commands through the ADT skill.

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

As you search for the best Ithaca security system for your house, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you customize a perfect system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just phone (607) 204-9053 or send in the form below to get started.