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May 05, 2021

Control Your Chico Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Alexa or Google can access your security and automation system to control your smart lights, lock your door locks, and send tripped alarm alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring team. Then as you’re preparing for bed or to get out of the house, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and watch everything slip into guard mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re rushing to get out of the house quickly and can’t find the control pad.

Here’s how to pair your Chico security system with Alexa or Google Nest:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice commands working with your home security system, you’ll want to enable the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can ask your devices to perform many of the tasks that you can do in your ADT Control app. With intuitive voice commands, you can arm or disarm your alarms, adjust your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

You could use other skills to work with each security and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of pairing your Chico security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that everything is easily found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can outfit your house with all sorts of security and automation components and connect them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

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

Google and Alexa can do more than just turning off the lights or setting your motion sensors. You can also check the status of your smart devices or calibrate any automation component to a preset setting. You may also ask Alexa or Google to schedule your alarms and cameras just like you could in your mobile security app.

Say these prompts for your Google Nest or Amazon's 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 front door camera.”

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You might also preset a routine in the Google or Alexa app that combines different devices together. For example, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving the house,” and trigger your smart door locks, arm your alarms, lower the smart thermostat, and flip off your living room lights. Or set up a routine for “tv time,” and use the prompt to dim the smart bulbs and set the A/C to just the right level. The components you can combine together in a custom scene are seemingly endless.

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

Does pairing your Chico security system to Alexa or Google Nest work best if you get your alarms and cameras from the initial install, or can you mix and match? While you can mix and match -- most use z-wave tech -- sometimes it’s easier to get all your smart home devices linked at the same time.

When you get your security, safety, and automation devices installed at one time, you instantly create a powerful, unified home security system from the outset. Then you can pre-set away and create groups and routines, and know each command will perform as it should immediately. You could get different 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 ADT system first, and then have your AI assistant respond with the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best Chico security system for your house, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you customize the perfect system for a voice-activated smart house. Just phone (530) 205-3977 or fill out the form below to get started.