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May 05, 2021

Control Your Buffalo Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your wireless system to control your lights, activate your smart locks, and send tripped alarm notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring agents. Then when you’re ready for bed or to run some errands, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and watch everything slip into guard mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re hurrying to lock up quickly and don’t want to fiddle with the phone app.

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

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice prompts turned on for your home security system, you’ll want to enable the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can instruct your smart speaker to perform almost all of the commands that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With easy voice commands, you can disarm or arm your alarms, control your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check if you left the garage door open.

You could use other Google or Alexa skills to manage each separate alarm, sensor, and automation device, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the advantages of linking your Buffalo security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that all your voice commands are conveniently found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can outfit your house with alarms, automation, and security cameras as a package when you purchase your home security system.

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

Alexa and Google can do more things than just turning on your smart bulbs or disarming your alarms. You can check the status of your sensors or change your thermostat to a preset level. You can also ask Alexa or Google to plan a timetable for your components just like you could in your mobile security app.

Try out these phrases for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also set a routine within Alexa or Google that combines different components together. For instance, say “Google, I’m leaving the house,” and trigger your smart locks, arm your window and door sensors, turn down the smart thermostat, and flip off every light in the house. Or set a routine for “tv time,” and use the phrase to lower the lights and put the temperature to the perfect level. The components you can pair together for a custom scene are only limited by your imagination.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Order All Your Smart Items From The Same Place Or Mix And Match?

Is linking your Buffalo security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa easier if you buy your devices from the same place, or can you build over time? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave wireless connections -- you may find that it’s more convenient to have all your smart home devices configured at the time of install.

When you have your devices installed at one time, you instantly create one cohesive security system from the beginning. Then you can design away and devise groups and routines, and know everything will perform seamlessly on day one. You could mix and match your security components as you go, but then you may have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. However, make sure that any added devices are linked to your security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond with the ADT skill.

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

As you search for the best Buffalo security system for your family, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you create the perfect system for a voice-activated smart house. Just call (716) 219-8231 or send in the form below to start.