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May 05, 2021

Control Your Columbia Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can access your Columbia ADT security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your Columbia home security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Columbia security system you can create an amazing upgrade.

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your security and automation system to control your interior lighting, lock your door locks, and send system notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring experts. Then when you’re ready for bed or to get out of the house, all you need to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras slip into protection mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re hurrying to get out of the house quickly and can’t mess with the phone app.

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

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To make your AI assistant respond to the voice prompts for your security and automation system, you’ll want to activate the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can ask your smart speaker to perform a majority of of the things that you can do in your mobile security app. With easy voice commands, you can arm or disarm your alarms and sensors, raise or lower your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check if you left the garage door open.

You could use separate Google or Alexa skills to manage each alarm, sensor, and automation device, but that can grow to overkill. One of the benefits of pairing your Columbia security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that all your voice commands are found in one skill. Luckily, you can customize your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras that will work off each other with intuitive voice commands.

What Voice Controls Can You Say When You Pair Your Columbia Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more than just turning on the lights or disarming your alarm system. You might want to see the status of your camera or calibrate your thermostat to a custom scene. You might also ask your AI assistant to plan a timetable for your devices just like you could in your mobile security app.

Say these prompts for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You may also preset a routine in Google or Alexa that combines many components together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving the house,” and lock your smart locks, flip on your alarms, turn down the thermostat, and turn off every light in the house. Or set a routine for “tv time,” and relax as Google dims the smart bulbs and resets the thermostat. The devices you can link together for a preset scene are seemingly endless.

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Should You Order All Your Smart Components From One Place Or Mix And Match?

Is pairing your Columbia security system to Google Nest or Alexa simpler if you get your alarms and cameras from one place, or can you pick over time? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave technology -- many times it’s more convenient to get all your security components connected at the initial install.

By having your security, safety, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you make one cohesive security system from the beginning. Then you can design away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, and know all your components will work as it should from the outset. You could add different security devices as you go, but then you may have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. However, make sure that any extra components are entered to your home security system first, and then use voice commands with the ADT skill.

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

As you look for the best Columbia security system for your house, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you personalize the perfect system for a voice-activated smart house. Just phone (573) 203-3048 or send in the form below to begin.