ADT® Authorized Dealer Serving Charleston, SC & The Lowcountry
Alexa mobile app
May 05, 2021

Command Your Charleston Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can access your security and automation system to control your interior lighting, activate your locks, and send system notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring agents. Then as you’re ready for bed or to get out of the house, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and watch everything activate into protection mode. That’s a nice advantage when you’re hurrying to leave quickly and have your arms full.

Here’s how to pair your Charleston security system with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To turn on voice control on your security system, you’ll want to turn on the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can instruct your AI assistant to perform many of the things that you can manage in your ADT Control app. With intuitive voice prompts, you can disarm or arm your system, control your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or see if you left the garage door open.

Conversely, you can use other Alexa or Google skills to control each alarm, sensor, and automation device, but that can seem like a mess. One of the benefits of linking your Charleston security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that everything is conveniently found in a singular place. 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 Voice Instructions Can You Say When You Pair Your Charleston Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Alexa and Google can do more things than just flipping on your smart bulbs or arming your alarms. You might want to see the status of your camera or calibrate your thermostat to a preset scene. You can also tell your AI assistant to auto-adjust your components just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Here are just a few phrases for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You can also set a routine in Google or Alexa that combines many devices together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m leaving the house,” and trigger your smart door locks, turn on your alarms, lower the air, and extinguish your smart lights. Or set a routine for “movie night,” and use the command to dim the smart bulbs and adjust the temperature to the perfect level. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can pair together for a custom routine are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Buy All Your Smart Devices From A Single Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Does connecting your Charleston security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you buy your alarms and cameras from the same place, or can you build over time? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave tech -- you may find that it’s easier to have all your devices configured at the same time.

When you get your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed at one time, you create a cohesive security system from the outset. Then you can pre-set away and create routines and groups, and know everything will perform perfectly from the outset. You could get different smart components as you go, but then you may have hope that they work together. Simply ensure that any extra components are entered to your home security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google using the ADT phrases.

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

As you’re looking for the best Charleston security system for your family, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you customize the perfect system for a voice-activated smart home. Just contact (843) 305-8663 or fill out the form below to begin.