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May 05, 2021

Using Your Milwaukee Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

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

Here’s how to use your Milwaukee security system with Alexa or Google Nest:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To make your AI assistant respond to the voice prompts for your security system, you’ll want to activate the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform many of the things that you can do in your mobile security app. With natural voice controls, you can arm or disarm your alarms and sensors, control your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is up.

You could use different skills to control each separate security and automation device, but that can grow to overkill. One of the perks of pairing your Milwaukee security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that everything is found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can customize your house with alarms, automation, and security cameras that will work off each other with voice commands.

What Voice Instructions Can You Issue When You Connect Your Milwaukee Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more things than just flipping on the lights or setting your motion sensors. You might want to see the status of your smart devices or calibrate your thermostat to a preset scene. You can also ask Alexa or Google to auto-adjust your devices just like you could in your mobile security app.

Try out these commands for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You might also create a routine in the Alexa or Google app that links multiple components together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving the house,” and lock your smart locks, arm your motion sensors, turn down the smart thermostat, and turn off every light in the house. Or preset a routine for “tv time,” and use the command to turn down the lighting and set the temperature to the perfect level. The components you can link together to make a custom scene are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Buy All Your Automated Components From A Single Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Does connecting your Milwaukee security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa work best if you get your components from the initial install, or can you build over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- many devices use z-wave tech -- you may find that it’s easier to have all your security components linked at the initial install.

When you have your devices activated at the initial install, you make a unified home security system from the start. Then you can pre-set away and devise groups and routines, and not have to reprogram later. You could add different smart components as you go, but then you might have to troubleshoot to get them to work in sync. Just make sure that any additional components are linked to your ADT system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google with the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you search for the best Milwaukee security system for your house, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you customize your system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just phone (414) 376-0805 or send in the form below to get started.