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May 05, 2021

Using Your Flint Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can link to your wireless system to turn on your interior lighting, lock your door locks, and send tripped alarm alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring agents. Then as you’re ready for bed or to run some errands, all you need to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and watch everything slip into protection mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re trying to lock up quickly and have your hands full.

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

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice commands working with your security system, you’ll have to activate the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can tell your smart speaker to perform a majority of of the tasks that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With easy voice controls, you can activate your alarms, raise or lower your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check to see if you left the garage door open.

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 perks of linking your Flint security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that everything is conveniently found in the same skill. Luckily, you can customize your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras that will work together with voice commands.

What Vocal Instructions Can You Use When You Link Your Flint Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more than just turning on your smart lights or setting your alarms. You can also check the status of your sensors or change any automation component to a custom level. You can also ask Alexa or Google to schedule your components just like you could in the ADT app.

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

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You may also set a routine in Google or Alexa that puts many components together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m going out,” and trigger your smart door locks, arm your motion sensors, turn down the thermostat, and flip off every light in the house. Or set up a routine for “tv time,” and relax as your AI assistant dims the lights and adjusts the air. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can pair together in a personalized routine are only limited by your imagination.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Order All Your Smart Devices From One Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Is connecting your Flint security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you order your devices from the initial install, or can you pick over time? While you can mix and match -- many devices use z-wave tech -- sometimes it’s easier to have all your smart home devices connected at the initial install.

When you have your security, safety, and automation devices installed together, you make one unified system from the outset. Then you can program away and create groups, routines, and custom commands, with all your devices working at install. You could get different smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you may have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. However, make sure that any additional devices are paired to your ADT system first, and then use voice commands using the ADT phrases.

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

As you search for the best Flint security system for your house, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you personalize the perfect system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just call (810) 207-5457 or send in the form below to begin.