Posted: March 26, 2018
Your kids may never know the days when pushing physical buttons was required to play your favorite movie, make a phone call, or arm your home security system. We are well on our way to a voice-controlled world and, now, your security system is part of the movement. Ditch the buttons and use your voice to take command of your security system.
Well, hello Alexa! The lines between home security and home automation are becoming blurred. The internet of things is making it easier than ever to integrate all of your devices as we make our way closer to the ultimate smart home. Now, you can use Amazon’s voice assistant to interact with your home security system.
You will need to have an Alexa voice assistant and a home security system that works with ADT Pulse. To connect the two, you need to set up the ADT Pulse skill. (For help with this, see ADT’s instructional video.) Once you have accomplished that, you only need your voice to perform simple tasks with ADT Pulse.
How does ADT home automation work with Alexa? So glad you asked. Once you have set up your voice-activated home assistant, you can perform the following functions:
Using your voice-activated home assistant makes simple work of your home security.
Now, you’re ready to start the conversation.You might be asking yourself, “what keeps the kids or a guest from causing chaos with your home security system? Not just anyone can use voice prompts to control your security system. Alexa will only recognize commands that are given with a verbal PIN. Without the verbal pin, no tasks will be performed by your voice assistant. As an extra layer of security, Alexa will also automatically disengage ADT Pulse security features if the wrong pin is stated three consecutive times.
Once your ADT Skill is set up, all you need to do is learn how to have a conversation with your voice assistant. Alexa will only recognize voice commands that are worded in a particular way. This is how you structure your voice prompts:
It is important that you formulate your sentences with this structure so that your voice assistant can recognize and perform the functions your have requested. Here are some examples of how you can use your voice assistant to access ADT Pulse features:
Simplicity is within your reach. Take one more step toward a smart home with Alexa and ADT Pulse.