Google Home and Alarm.Com: An Integration Guide for 2020

BY LAUREN SLADE 

September 3, 2020

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Alarm.com and Google have joined forces to announce their integration with Google Home. Amazon’s Alexa and Echo products strive to do the same, with smart home device markets set to become major industry revenue streams for tech startups and giants alike. 

Even today, everything from smart refrigerators, toasters, TVs, doorbells and smoke detectors to security, surveillance and fire alarm safety devices have the option to be connected to each other and within our homes. Many apartment complexes, condos, town homes, businesses, and hotels may also soon become integrated with these technologies. Wi-Fi expansion and other wave-based technologies have begun to make the process even more ubiquitous. 

Alarm.com Makes Special Announcement 

Alarm.com officially declared the integration with Google Home on their website via press  release  and their blog. Google Home users can now ask Google the phrase,  “secure my home” with Alarm.com’s voice-control integration feature. The company released the feature that allows you to use voice commands with your Google Home device to control smart security and surveillance systems from Alarm.com. 

The release states that users can arm the systems by talking to their Home Device and asking Google the above phrase. However, the feature also extends to other areas such as  door locks, device(s)  status updates, temperature controls and control of groups of devices like  lights.  

Setting Up the Integration 

For certain features such as arming your alarm system, you can say the phrase, “Okay Google: ask Alarm.com to arm the security system,” with no need to enlist the help of a smart device or mobile phone. To get started, tell your smart home device to go to the Alarm.com website. It will ask you to link accounts. While there are plenty of DIY  forums  and online communities to assist you, you can always  trust the professionals at Brinks Home Security ™ if you need additional guidance.   

What will 2021 Bring? 

In short, more integrations. Expect updates to Google, Amazon, Alarm.com, Honeywell and other smart home product producers, home security and technology device developers, and manufacturers. Software and hardware will continue to develop in new ways.   Interested in monitored home  security? Get a free quote from Brinks Home. 

Lauren Slade is a Dallas-based writer and editor. 

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Google Home and Alarm.Com: An Integration Guide for 2020

BY LAUREN SLADE 

September 3, 2020

Alarm.com and Google have joined forces to announce their integration with Google Home. Amazon’s Alexa and Echo products strive to do the same, with smart home device markets set to become major industry revenue streams for tech startups and giants alike. 

Even today, everything from smart refrigerators, toasters, TVs, doorbells and smoke detectors to security, surveillance and fire alarm safety devices have the option to be connected to each other and within our homes. Many apartment complexes, condos, town homes, businesses, and hotels may also soon become integrated with these technologies. Wi-Fi expansion and other wave-based technologies have begun to make the process even more ubiquitous. 

Alarm.com Makes Special Announcement 

Alarm.com officially declared the integration with Google Home on their website via press  release  and their blog. Google Home users can now ask Google the phrase,  “secure my home” with Alarm.com’s voice-control integration feature. The company released the feature that allows you to use voice commands with your Google Home device to control smart security and surveillance systems from Alarm.com. 

The release states that users can arm the systems by talking to their Home Device and asking Google the above phrase. However, the feature also extends to other areas such as  door locks, device(s)  status updates, temperature controls and control of groups of devices like  lights.  

Setting Up the Integration 

For certain features such as arming your alarm system, you can say the phrase, “Okay Google: ask Alarm.com to arm the security system,” with no need to enlist the help of a smart device or mobile phone. To get started, tell your smart home device to go to the Alarm.com website. It will ask you to link accounts. While there are plenty of DIY  forums  and online communities to assist you, you can always  trust the professionals at Brinks Home Security ™ if you need additional guidance.   

What will 2021 Bring? 

In short, more integrations. Expect updates to Google, Amazon, Alarm.com, Honeywell and other smart home product producers, home security and technology device developers, and manufacturers. Software and hardware will continue to develop in new ways.   Interested in monitored home  security? Get a free quote from Brinks Home. 

Lauren Slade is a Dallas-based writer and editor. 

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