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May 05, 2021

Using Your Newark Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your wireless system to turn on your smart lights, activate your locks, and send tripped alarm alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring experts. Then as you’re ready for bed or to run some errands, all you need to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your system will spring into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re hurrying to leave quickly and can’t get to the control pad.

Here’s how to pair your Newark security system with Google Nest or Alexa:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice commands enabled on your security and automation system, you’ll have to enable the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can tell your smart speaker to perform a majority of of the things that you can do in your ADT Control app. With easy voice prompts, you can activate your system, adjust your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

You could use separate Alexa or Google skills to work with each camera, alarm, and automation device, but that can grow to overkill. One of the benefits of linking your Newark security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that every voice command for every component is found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can customize your house with alarms, automation, and security cameras that will work off each other with one voice command.

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

Google and Alexa can do more than just turning off your smart bulbs or disarming your alarm system. You might want to see the status of your camera or change your thermostat to a custom setting. You may also tell your AI assistant to auto-adjust your components just like you could in your mobile security app.

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

  • “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 doorbell camera.”

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You might also create a routine in the Alexa or Google app that combines different devices together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving the house,” and activate your smart door locks, flip on your motion sensors, lower the smart thermostat, and flip off your smart lights. Or set a routine for “bedtime,” and let your all you devices automatically adjust. The components you can combine together in a preset scene are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Order All Your Smart Components From A Single Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Does connecting your Newark security system to Alexa or Google Nest work best if you buy your devices from one place, or can you build over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- many devices use z-wave wireless connections -- sometimes it’s easier to get all your smart home devices linked at the time of install.

By having your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed at one time, you make a united home security system from the start. Then you can program away and create groups, routines, and custom commands, with every device working on day one. You could mix and match your smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you may have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. Simply ensure that any extra components are paired to your ADT system first, and then use voice commands with the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you’re looking for the best Newark security system for your family, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create the perfect system for a voice-activated smart home. Just phone (973) 320-7894 or complete the form below to start.