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May 05, 2021

Using Your Napa Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your wireless system to command your smart lights, lock your smart locks, and send system alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring team. Then when you’re ready for bed or to leave the house, all you have to say is “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras activate into protection mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re hurrying to get out of the house quickly and have your arms full.

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

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice control enabled on your security and automation system, you’ll have to turn on the ADT skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can instruct your smart speaker to perform many of the tasks that you can manage in your mobile ADT Control app. With natural voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your system, adjust your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check if you left the garage door open.

You could use separate skills to work with each alarm, sensor, and automation device, but that can seem like a mess. One of the perks of pairing your Napa security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that every voice command for every component is found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can outfit your home with all sorts of security and automation components all together when you buy your home security system.

What Voice Instructions Can You Use When You Connect Your Napa Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Alexa and Google can do more than just turning off your smart lights or arming your motion sensors. You might want to find out the status of your camera or calibrate your thermostat to a predetermined setting. You might also ask Alexa or Google to plan a timetable for your devices just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Try out these commands for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You may also set a routine in the Alexa or Google app that combines different alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving,” and activate your smart door locks, flip on your motion sensors, lower the thermostat, and extinguish your smart lights. Or set up a routine for “tv time,” and let your all you devices automatically adjust. The components you can pair together in a custom routine are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Buy All Your Automated Components From One Place Or Mix And Match?

Is connecting your Napa security system to Alexa or Google Nest easier if you buy your components from one place, or can you mix and match? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave technology -- sometimes it’s easier to have all your smart home devices connected at the same time.

When you get your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed together, you create one united system from the start. Then you can program away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, and know each command will work seamlessly from the outset. You could mix and match your smart devices as you go, but then you will have to troubleshoot to get them to work in sync. Simply ensure that any additional alarms, cameras, or smart items are entered to your home security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google with the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you search for the best Napa security system for your home, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you create a perfect system for an AI assisted smart home. Just call (707) 244-9280 or send in the form below to begin.