Use Google Home to Secure Your Home

by | Aug 11, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s great using your Alarm.com mobile app to control your home whenever you’re out of the house. When at home, however, voice control is still a popular option that many homeowners love.

Now, you are able to keep your home secure and comfortable by speaking to Google Home, the latest voice-control integration with Alarm.com.

The brand new Alarm.com Action for Google Home enables you to control your Alarm.com-powered home with intuitive voice commands for your smart alarm system, lights, thermostat, locks, and garage doors.

Here’s what you can do:


Arm your alarm system

Kids in bed for the night? Finally sitting down for a movie? There’s no need to get up to arm your system for the night.

Just simply say: “Okay Google: ask Alarm.com to arm the security system.”

Control access to your house

Alarm.com Actions make it easy to secure your home’s perimeter, with voice control for smart locks and doors.

“Okay Google: ask Alarm.com to close the garage.”

“Okay Google: ask Alarm.com to lock the front door.”


Check the status of devices

We know that sometimes you just have to know how things are going around your home. We have made it easy to ask:

“Okay Google: ask Alarm.com: is the alarm system armed?”

“Okay Google: ask Alarm.com: what’s the thermostat temperature?”

Change the temperature

Knowing the temperature is great, but whenever you’re too hot, you just want to cool down. So, we created the ability to voice-adjust your thermostat by value or comfort level.

Adjust by value: “Okay Google: ask Alarm.com to turn down the thermostat by 3 degrees.”

Adjust by relaxation level: “Okay Google: ask Alarm.com to turn the temperature down.”

A comfort level command will adjust the thermostat by two degrees Fahrenheit.

You may always define a specific temperature: “Okay Google: ask Alarm.com to set the temperature to 72.”


Control different devices at once

With your home’s smart lights, that are likely to be in several places around your home, you are able to interact with them by calling out a single device, group, or the name of a general device type. 

For example: “Okay Google: ask Alarm.com to switch on the living room lamp.”

“Okay Google: ask Alarm.com to switch on the office lights.”

And, at bedtime: “Okay Google: ask Alarm.com to turn off the lights.”

The same goes for your smart locks, with the capability to lock the home down with one command: “Okay Google: ask Alarm.com to lock the doors.”


Instructions for getting started

Already have Google Home and Alarm.com and raring to go? Here’s how to get started.

First, enable the Alarm.com action by asking your Google Home: “Okay Google, talk to Alarm.com.”

Next, open the Google Home application. Enter your Alarm.com account login and password to sync your account. You’ll have the option to create your own PIN as part of the setup process.

You’re now ready to experience Google Home.

Have any questions? Get in touch with us today to talk about enabling voice control with your Alarm.com system. 

Don’t have an interactive Alarm.com system installed by us? No worries! Send us an email and we can get you started with a free estimate on installing and setting up your new smart home security system. We provide comprehensive tutorials and support for all our systems – That’s the ASI difference. Get started today!

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