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May 05, 2021

Command Your Lincoln Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can access your security and automation system to command your lights, lock your door locks, and send system notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring agents. Then when you’re heading for bed or to leave the house, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and watch everything slip into guard mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re rushing to get out of the house quickly and don’t want to mess with the phone app.

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

Enable The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To turn on voice prompts on your security and automation system, you’ll have to activate the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can ask your devices to perform almost all of the commands that you can manage in your mobile ADT Control app. With intuitive voice controls, you can disarm or arm your alarms, control your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check if you left the garage door open.

You could use other Google or Alexa skills to manage each camera, alarm, and automation component, but that can grow to overkill. One of the advantages of pairing your Lincoln security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that every voice command for every component is found in a singular place. Luckily, you can outfit your house with all sorts of security and automation components and connect them with Google Nest or Alexa on install.

What Vocal Instructions Can You Say When You Connect Your Lincoln Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more things than just flipping on your smart bulbs or setting your alarms. You can also check the status of your sensors or change any automation component to a custom scene. You may also command your AI assistant to plan a timetable for your devices just like you could in your mobile security app.

Try out these prompts for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You might also create a routine in Alexa or Google that puts different components together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving the house,” and trigger your smart door locks, flip on your window and door sensors, turn down the smart thermostat, and extinguish your smart lights. Or set a routine for “movie night,” and use the phrase to turn down the lights and set the temperature to just the right level. The components you can link together in a preset scene are almost limitless.

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Should You Buy All Your Automated Components From The Same Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Does connecting your Lincoln security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you order your alarms and cameras from the initial install, or can you pick over time? While you can use different components -- as long as your device uses z-wave technology -- many times it’s easier to have all your devices linked at the same time.

When you get your devices activated at the initial install, you make a powerful, united home security system from the start. Then you can design away and create groups and routines, and not have to reconfigure later. You could get different smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you will have hope that they work in sync. Simply ensure that any added components are linked to your security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond with the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you’re looking for the best Lincoln security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create a perfect system for an AI assisted smart home. Just call (402) 277-9887 or send in the form below to get started.