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May 05, 2021

Using Your Yakima Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Alexa or Google can access your wireless system to command your smart lights, set your door locks, and send tripped alarm notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring agents. Then as you’re preparing for bed or to run some errands, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and watch everything slip into guard mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re trying to lock up quickly and have your arms full.

Here’s how to link your Yakima security system with Alexa or Google Nest:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To turn on voice commands on your security system, you’ll need to turn on the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can instruct your devices to perform many of the tasks that you can manage in your mobile ADT Control app. With intuitive voice controls, you can activate your system, control your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use other Alexa or Google skills to control each camera, alarm, and automation item, but that can grow to overkill. One of the benefits of pairing your Yakima security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that all your voice commands are conveniently found in the same place. Luckily, you can outfit your house with alarms, cameras, and automation devices as a package when you get your home security system.

What Voice Commands Can You Use When You Connect Your Yakima Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more things than just turning on your smart bulbs or setting your alarm system. You might want to find out the status of your sensors or calibrate a component to a predetermined scene. You can also command Alexa or Google to schedule your devices just like you could in the ADT app.

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

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the front 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 may also create a routine in Alexa or Google that links different alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m going out,” and trigger your smart locks, turn on your motion sensors, lower the smart thermostat, and flip off your smart lights. Or set a routine for “bedtime,” and let your thermostat, lights, and other devices automatically conform to their pre-programmed setting. The components you can pair together in a personalized scene are almost limitless.

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Should You Get All Your Automated Devices From A Single Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Does linking your Yakima security system to Alexa or Google Nest work best if you buy your components from the same place, or can you build over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- most use z-wave wireless connections -- you may find that it’s simpler to get all your devices linked at the same time.

When you get your security, safety, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you make one united home security system from the outset. Then you can pre-set away and devise groups and routines, and know all your components will work perfectly immediately. You could mix and match your security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you might have a greater chance they won’t work together. Just make sure that any extra alarms, cameras, or smart items are entered to your security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond through the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you look for the best Yakima security system for your family, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you personalize your system for an AI assisted smart house. Just call (509) 240-9777 or complete the form below to get started.