These days, you don’t have to get up to turn out the lights when you’re ready to go to bed; you can simply ask Google Assistant to do it for you. Google Assistant is an AI-powered virtual assistant created by google for mobile and smart home devices. It’s available on Android and iPhone, and gives you hands-free control of your devices so that you can accomplish things simply with voice commands. Google Assistant connects seamlessly with many security cameras so you can keep an eye on your home from any mobile device.

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“Today, the Google Assistant can connect with more than 5,000 devices for your home—up from 1,500 this January. That includes cameras, dishwashers, doorbells, dryers, lights, plugs, thermostats, security systems, switches, vacuums, washers, fans, locks, sensors, heaters, AC units, air purifiers, refrigerators, ovens … we can keep on going!”

 

Nest Cam IQ Indoor Camera

Introduced by Nest Labs from Google, the Nest Cam home security indoor video camera is a 4.5-inch tall standing camera connected to WiFi that sends you alerts on your phone. The latest version, the Nest Cam IQ Indoor Camera, has Google Assistant built in. From wherever you are outside your home, you can ask Google Assistant on your phone to show you a stream of your Nest home security cameras. Simply say, “Google, show me my front yard,” to check on your home.

Logitech’s Circle Security Cameras

You can ask Google Assistant to show you what’s going on around or inside your house and view the camera feed on your TV using Chromecast. To view live video on your TV, ask Google to show you a particular camera feed assigned to one of your Logitech Circle cameras.

ADT

ADT’s Pulse app lets you use voice commands to:

  • Arm and disarm your security system
  • Lock and unlock doors
  • Stream security cameras
  • Adjust thermostats and lighting

Now that ADT has integrated its technology with Google Assistant, you can simply use Google Assistant to carry out the same tasks as the ADT Pulse app.

Vivint Smart Home

Vivint Smart Sensors protect the entry points of your home and sends alerts to you and Smart Home Pros security monitoring teams. Now, you can give your Vivint Smart Home security system voice commands through Google Assistant. You can arm and disarm your security system as you come and go using just your voice. Forget having to walk your house at night to check all the doors; you can just say, “Hey Google, lock my doors.”

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Monitored vs. Unmonitored Home Security Systems

While Google Assistant makes it easier for you to monitor your own home, only monitored security systems have professionals keeping tabs on your home’s security 24/7. Monitored security systems also respond to emergencies, taking both the burden of monitoring and responding to threats off of you. No matter how advanced AI becomes, companies like Protect America are still necessary for comprehensive home security that keeps your family safe.

24/7 Professionally Monitored Home Security

Protect America gives you fully monitored home security with locked-in rates for as little as $30 a month. You get up to $1,400 worth of free equipment with no installation fees! If you find a better deal, we’ll match it. Interested in monitored home security? Get a free quote from Protect America today.