ADT® Authorized Dealer Serving El Paso & Surrounding Areas
Alexa mobile app
May 05, 2021

Using Your El Paso Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your state-of-the-art system to control your lights, activate your locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring experts. Then as you’re heading for bed or to get out of the house, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and watch everything spring into guard mode. That’s a nice advantage when you’re rushing to get out of the house quickly and can’t find the key pad.

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

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice control turned on for your home security system, you’ll want to activate the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can instruct your devices to perform almost all of the tasks that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With intuitive voice commands, you can disarm or arm your system, adjust your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is opened.

Then again, you could use other Google or Alexa skills to manage each separate alarm, sensor, and automation item, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the advantages of linking your El Paso security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that every voice command for every component is conveniently found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can personalize your house with alarms, automation, and security cameras and pair them with Google Nest or Alexa on install.

What Vocal Commands Can You Issue When You Link Your El Paso Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Your AI assistant can do more than just turning off your smart lights or disarming your alarm system. You can check the status of your smart devices or adjust any automation component to a preset level. You might also command your smart speaker to auto-adjust your components just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You can also set a routine within the Google or Alexa app that puts many devices together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving,” and activate your smart door locks, flip on your alarms, turn down the air, and flip off every light in the house. Or preset a routine for “bedtime,” and watch as Alexa dims the smart bulbs and turns up the temperature. The devices you can pair together to make a preset scene are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Order All Your Automated Components From One Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Is pairing your El Paso security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you get your components from the initial install, or can you build over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- most use z-wave technology -- you may find that it’s easier to have all your smart home devices configured at the initial install.

When you have your devices activated at the initial install, you make a powerful, united system from the outset. Then you can program away and make groups, routines, and custom commands, with everything working at install. You could get different smart devices as you go, but then you will have to troubleshoot to get them to work in sync. However, make sure that any additional components are linked to your home security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google through the ADT phrases.

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

As you look for the best El Paso security system for your home, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you customize the perfect system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just phone (915) 233-0687 or complete the form below to get started.