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May 05, 2021

Command Your Ventura Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your security and automation system to turn on your smart lights, lock your door locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring team. Then when you’re preparing for bed or to run some errands, all you have to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras slip into guard mode. That’s a nice advantage when you’re trying to get out of the house quickly and have your hands full.

Here’s how to use your Ventura security system with Alexa or Google Nest:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To make your AI assistant understand the voice controls for your home security 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 almost all of the tasks that you can manage in your mobile ADT Control app. With natural voice prompts, you can activate your system, control your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use different Alexa or Google skills to manage each separate security and automation item, but that can seem like a mess. One of the advantages of pairing your Ventura security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that every voice command for every component is found in the same skill. Luckily, you can outfit your house with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and pair them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

What Voice Commands Can You Say When You Link Your Ventura Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more things than just turning on your smart bulbs or setting your motion sensors. You can also see the status of your smart devices or calibrate a component to a predetermined level. You may also command Alexa or Google to auto-adjust your alarms and cameras just like you could in your mobile security app.

Try out these prompts for your Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom 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 within the Alexa or Google app that puts many devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving the house,” and lock your smart locks, flip on your alarms, turn down the smart thermostat, and flip off your smart lights. Or set a routine for “bedtime,” and let your lights, thermostat, and other devices automatically conform to their pre-programmed setting. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can pair together in a custom scene are only limited by your imagination.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Get All Your Automated Items From The Same Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Does pairing your Ventura security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you get your devices from one place, or can you build over time? While you can mix and match -- many devices use z-wave technology -- you may find that it’s simpler to get all your security components linked at the time of install.

When you have your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed together, you create a powerful, cohesive security system from the start. Then you can pre-set away and create groups, routines, and custom commands, with every device working from the outset. You could mix and match your smart components as you go, but then you may have a greater chance they won’t work together. Simply ensure that any additional devices are paired to your security system first, and then use voice commands through the ADT skill.

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

As you look for the best Ventura security system for your house, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create the perfect system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just phone (805) 292-2582 or complete the form below to begin.