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May 05, 2021

Control Your Wausau Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can control your Wausau home security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be amazing if your Wausau security system was more intuitive? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Wausau ADT security system you can create an amazing improvement.

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your security and automation system to turn on your smart lights, set your locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring agents. Then if you’re preparing for bed or to run some errands, all you need to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your system will spring into protection mode. That’s a nice advantage when you’re rushing to lock up quickly and can’t make it to the control pad.

Here’s how using your Wausau security system with Alexa or Google works:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice control enabled on your security and automation system, you’ll have to turn on the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can ask your devices to perform a majority of of the tasks that you can manage in your ADT Control app. With easy voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your system, control your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is opened.

Conversely, you can use separate skills to control each camera, alarm, and automation item, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the advantages of pairing your Wausau security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that every voice command for every component is conveniently found in the same skill. Luckily, you can personalize your house with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and connect them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

What Vocal Instructions Can You Issue When You Pair Your Wausau Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Google and Alexa can do more things than just turning on your smart lights or setting your motion sensors. You can also find out the status of your camera or change your thermostat to a predetermined scene. You might also command your AI assistant to auto-adjust your devices just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these commands for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You can also set a routine within the Google or Alexa app that combines many components together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving,” and lock your smart locks, arm your window and door sensors, lower the air, and turn off your smart lights. Or set up a routine for “tv time,” and relax as your AI assistant turns down the lighting and adjusts the air. The devices you can pair together to make a personalized scene are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Order All Your Automated Items From One Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Is pairing your Wausau security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you get your alarms and cameras from one place, or can you pick over time? While you can mix and match -- most use z-wave technology -- sometimes it’s simpler to get all your smart home devices connected at the same time.

When you get your security, safety, and automation devices installed together, you make a powerful, unified security system from the start. Then you can design away and make routines and groups, and know all your components will perform perfectly from the outset. You could add different security components as you go, but then you will have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. Simply ensure that any additional devices are paired to your home security system first, and then use voice commands through the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you look for the best Wausau security system for your family, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you customize your system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just call (715) 256-7915 or complete the form below to begin.