How Google & Alexa Home Assistant Can Improve the Security of Your Home


Digital voice house assistants like those from Google and Alexa can do more than just tell you the weather. This innovation is compatible with a variety of security devices, giving you peace of mind that your home is safe.

One way to do this is to connect a security camera system with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. For example, Lorex has a range of new smart home security systems available that can be controlled with voice activation. This is all you need to know about this type of system.

How Google & Alexa Home Assistant Can Improve the Security of Your Home

Talk to the Voice Assistant in Your Home

The Google Home Assistant is voice activated and functions as a speaker and command center. It uses the Google Home application that you can install on any device, to have all your smart devices in one place. When you start by saying “OK Google” you can ask a question, or ask him to do something. Amazon has a similar product called Alexa, which can be controlled by saying “Alexa,” followed by an order. The voice assistant you choose will be based on personal preferences and other suitable devices such as cellphones and tablets.

This hub can be connected to applications and external devices to basically make a smart home. With compatible accessories, they can turn on the lights, make phone calls or manage your diary. The possibilities are endless, and they are improved regularly and become smarter.

Manage Security With Your Home Assistant

When you use a compatible security camera system, you will have more control over the security of your home. Hands-free monitoring will make checking easier, and you will always know what’s happening around your property. Depending on the type of security system you have installed, you will be able to ask certain questions. Please note that as time goes by and technology develops, more features will be added.

For example, you can ask to see live feeds from certain cameras to monitor an area outside the home. Some cameras are equipped with an active barrier that can be controlled by Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. You can turn on lights and bright sirens to increase security as needed, all with simple voice commands. The lights can be automatic or manual and can be activated by movement or scheduled to light at different times.

Keeping Your Network Safe

When you have a smart home, it’s important to maintain the security of your network. This will ensure your security camera system cannot be disturbed, and your property is as safe as possible. Consider having antivirus software, and use two-factor authentication if available.

Always use strong passwords and change them regularly, while making sure your home Wi-Fi network is locked. When your connection is secure, it will make your smart home run more efficiently.

Make the most of your Assistant with Home Security

Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa are two popular voice assistants for home use. They can answer your questions, tell you what’s on the agenda for the day and give you delicious recipes for dinner. What’s more important is security at home, and your assistant can improve this with a compatible security camera system.

When you choose a compatible innovation from Lorex, you will have the opportunity to pair it with Google or Alexa. Turn on the lights, look at specific zones and set all warnings with simple voice activation.