How to use Alexa with your ADT Command System

How to use Alexa with your ADT Command System

Alexa no longer works with the command panel you will now have to use your Echos

You can now have the hands-free convenience of Alexa with peace of mind from America’s leading security company. Amazon Alexa allows you to use voice control for select automation with your ADT Command System! The Alexa voice service is a seamless and easy way to access your ADT Control app using just your voice which works the same as the app. You can also use the ADT Command Keypad to ask Alexa to help you with your everyday questions, timers, reminders, etc…

Once you have a monitoring package and when you enable the Amazon Alexa Smart Home Skill through the ADT mobile app, you can also easily add even more convenience for your system. Additionally, the smart home skill allows you to ask Alexa to arm and disarm your system, control your lights, locks, thermostats, and even open or close your garage door. See the chart below for security commands with Alexa as well as general commands that you can use everyday!

How to use Alexa with your ADT Command System

Common Alexa commands you can use:

Security System – You can Arm, Disarm and Query your security system.

  • Alexa, arm ADT in Away mode.
  • Alexa, arm ADT in Stay mode.
  • Alexa, disarm ADT.
  • Alexa, is ADT armed?

Lights – Control your smart lights with Alexa

  • Alexa, turn on the Bedroom Light.
  • Alexa, turn off the Porch Light.
  • Alexa, dim the Living Room Lamp.
  • Alexa, dim the Living Room Light to 25%.

Locks – You can also Lock, Unlock and Query your smart locks with Alexa

  • Alexa, lock the Front Door Lock.
  • Alexa, unlock the Kitchen Door Lock.
  • Alexa, is the Front Door locked?

Thermostats – Control your connected thermostats with Alexa

  • Alexa, set the Kitchen temperature to 75°
  • Alexa, Increase (or decrease) the living room(any room) temperature
  • Alexa, what is the temperature in the house?
  • Alexa, what is my thermostat set to?”

Additional Commands

General Information

Weather Update “Alexa, what is the weather today?”
Flash News Briefing “Alexa, whats my flash Briefing?”
Sports Updates “Alexa, what is the score of the <team name> game?”
Traffic Updates “Alexa, how is traffic?”
Store Hours “Alexa, whats the store hours for <location name>?”
Recipes/Meal Ideas “Alexa, what is a good meal idea/recipe?”
Distance Calculations “Alexa, how many feet are in a mile?”
Math Calculations “Alexa, whats the square root of 334?”


Timers “Alexa, set a timer for <insert time>?”
Alarms “Alexa, whats my flash Briefing?”
To Do Lists “Alexa, create a to-do.”
Add Events to Calendar “Alexa, I need to make an eye appointment.”
Shopping Lists “Alexa, add garbage bags to my shopping list.”
Direct Shopping “Alexa, add (item) to my shopping cart.”
Reminders “Alexa, set a reminder for <insert reminder>”


Music Music NOT supported on device, but can request to play on other supported Alexa Devices. 
Audiobooks Listen to books through Audible.

Amazon Alexa Enablement:

Go to: Equipment > Panel > Scroll down through the Panel programming settings until you see “Alexa Feature Enable” > Select “Edit” > Change from “Disable” to “Enable” and select “Change”

Learn how to activate Alexa Guard by clicking here!

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