ADT® Authorized Dealer Serving Tampa, Brandon, & Tampa Metro
Alexa mobile app
May 05, 2021

Control Your Tampa Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your wireless system to control your interior lighting, activate your smart locks, and send system notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring agents. Then as you’re heading for bed or to leave the house, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras activate into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re trying to lock up quickly and can’t make it to the control pad.

How can you link Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa with your Tampa security system:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To make your AI assistant respond to the voice controls for your security system, you’ll have to turn on the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can instruct your AI assistant to perform almost all of the things that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With easy voice controls, you can activate your system, raise or lower your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is opened.

Then again, you could use different skills to manage each separate alarm, sensor, and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of pairing your Tampa security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that all your voice commands are easily found in one skill. Luckily, you can outfit your home with all sorts of security and automation components and link them with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa on install.

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

Google and Alexa can do more than just flipping on your smart lights or arming your motion sensors. You can see the status of your smart devices or adjust a component to a preset scene. You may also command your AI assistant to schedule your devices just like you could in your mobile security app.

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

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You can also preset a routine in Google or Alexa that combines many devices together. For instance, say “Google, I’m leaving the house,” and lock your smart locks, arm your alarms, turn down the smart thermostat, and extinguish every light in the house. Or preset a routine for “tv time,” and let your thermostat, lights, and other devices automatically conform to their pre-programmed setting. The components you can link together in a custom scene are only limited by your imagination.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Buy All Your Smart Components From One Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Does linking your Tampa security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you get your devices from the initial install, or can you build over time? While you can mix and match -- many devices use z-wave technology -- many times it’s simpler to get all your security components linked at the same time.

When you have your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you make a powerful, united system from the start. Then you can design away and make groups and routines, with everything working from the outset. You could add different smart components as you go, but then you will have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. Just make sure that any additional devices are linked to your home security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond using the ADT phrases.

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

As you search for the best Tampa security system for your house, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you customize a perfect system for an AI assisted smart house. Just contact (813) 355-0757 or complete the form below to begin.