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May 05, 2021

Using Your Bend Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can access your state-of-the-art system to turn on your interior lighting, lock your smart locks, and send tripped alarm notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring experts. Then if you’re ready for bed or to get out of the house, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and your system will activate into guard mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re hurrying to leave quickly and have your arms full.

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

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To turn on voice commands on your home security system, you’ll need to activate the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can tell your smart speaker to perform almost all of the tasks that you can manage in your mobile security app. With intuitive voice commands, you can activate your alarms, adjust your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check to see if you left the garage door open.

Conversely, you can use other skills to control each separate alarm, sensor, and automation item, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the perks of pairing your Bend security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that every voice command for every component is conveniently found in the same skill. Luckily, you can customize your house with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and pair them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

What Vocal Commands Can You Issue When You Pair Your Bend Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more things than just turning off your smart bulbs or disarming your alarms. You can also see the status of your camera or calibrate your thermostat to a preset setting. You might also tell Alexa or Google to plan a timetable for your devices just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You may also preset a routine within the Google or Alexa app that puts different components together. For example, say “Google, I’m going out,” and trigger your smart locks, flip on your alarms, turn down the air, and extinguish your living room lights. Or set a routine for “bedtime,” and sit back as Google dims the lighting and adjusts the thermostat. The components you can link together in a personalized routine are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Buy All Your Automated Devices From A Single Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Does linking your Bend security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa work best if you buy your components from the initial install, or can you mix and match? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave tech -- many times it’s more convenient to have all your security components configured at the initial install.

When you have your security, safety, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you make one unified system from the beginning. Then you can pre-set away and create groups and routines, and not have to set up a skill differently later. You could get different security devices as you go, but then you will have to troubleshoot to get them to work in sync. However, make sure that any extra devices are linked to your home security system first, and then use voice commands through the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best Bend security system for your family, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you personalize a perfect system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just contact (541) 213-2340 or fill out the form below to begin.