Smart home security systems like ADT Blue already use their devices to create a seamless user experience. But, the next step would be a hands-free experience by incorporating voice assistance with virtual assistants like Alexa. Can ADT Blue even work with Alexa?
Blue by ADT can work with your existing Alexa devices, allowing hands-free control of your alarm system and its components. Any Z-wave devices connected to the security hub could also be controlled via your Alexa devices.
This freedom to control your ADT security system with your smartphone app or Alexa device gives you a greater sense of security and control no matter where you are.
Does Blue By ADT Work With Alexa?
Blue by ADT connects readily with your Alexa devices. Once connected, you can give Alexa voice commands regarding your alarm system and any devices attached to it. You will be able to give Alexa commands such as:
- “Alexa, arm my home in night mode.”
- “Alexa, lock the front door.”
- “Alexa, turn off the den lamp.”
- “Alexa, disarm the alarm.”
- “Alexa, open garage door.”
- “Alexa, check ADT system status.”
As you can see, connecting Alexa to your Blue by ADT devices can make managing your smart security system easier than ever before. You get hands-free control of your alarm system and any related devices from anywhere in your home or via your smartphone.
How to Connect Alexa to Blue By ADT
Once connected, you can give Alexa voice commands regarding your ADT alarm system and any other devices connected to it. Connecting Blue with Alexa is quick and easy; you can set up your Blue by ADT system and connect it to Alexa in minutes, and enjoy the benefits of Alexa’s hands-free voice commands.
- Launch the Alexa App on your mobile device or computer.
- Select Menu > Skills and Games.
- Select Blue by ADT.
- Enable Skill.
- Log in with Blue by ADT username and password.
Troubleshooting Alexa and ADT Blue Connection
No one likes it when things don’t work as they should. We rely on knowing that our technology will work when we need it to, every time. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.
Occasionally, there may be issues with your Alexa device not communicating with your ADT Blue devices properly. There are several reasons that this could happen, but most only need a quick fix to resolve the problem:
- Make sure the microphone on your Alexa device is turned on.
- Check the internet connection of your Alexa device.
- Make sure your devices are connected to the internet.
- If not connected, you may need to check your password or restart your modem and router.
- Restart your devices.
- Sometimes something as simple as restarting your Alexa device can fix the problem.
- Restart any devices Alexa is having difficulty connecting to.
Many of these same steps apply if you are having trouble with your Blue by ADT system. Make sure you have a strong internet connection, restart your hub, and restart any devices connected to it that you are having problems with.
If problems persist with either your Alexa devices or Blue by ADT, contact customer support to help diagnose and fix the issue.
What Else is Blue by ADT Compatible With?
Blue by ADT devices are compatible with most Z-wave devices that you can install in your home. These devices can control nearly everything, from your lights to your major appliances:
- Wall switches
- In-wall dimmers
- Lamp modules
- Appliance modules
- Smart outlets
- Power strips
Having these devices connected to your Blue system allows you to control these devices remotely with your Blue by ADT mobile app or Alexa.
Once these devices are connected to your security hub, you can use them with your security system. You can also set up schedules, dictate when lights come on, or open the garage door if a motion sensor is tripped.
With Alexa, you can control these devices easily from anywhere in your home. Turn up the heat before you get up. Turn on a light before you even get in the room. Managing your home is easier than ever with Alexa and Blue by ADT.
The ability to integrate your devices and effectively operate them from a central location makes it easier to manage your home security system. The ease with which you can manipulate your home from anywhere can bring a sense of control and security to your life.
Connecting your Blue by ADT system with your Alexa devices can help you have a hands-free, flexible security system that fits your lifestyle. Control your system from your smartphone or by voice with Alexa and keep the same level of security you’ve come to expect from an ADT system.