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SmartThings ADT Skill for Amazon Alexa FAQ

Using the SmartThings ADT Skill for Amazon Alexa, you can securely control your ADT Security Hub from the comfort of your couch or bedroom. 

Note: This FAQ is for the SmartThings ADT Skill for Amazon Alexa, which is different from the SmartThings Smart Home Skill. Click here to learn more about getting started with Alexa and SmartThings. 

 

 

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How do I enable the SmartThings Security Custom Skill?

What can I control using the SmartThings Security Custom Skill?

How do I arm and disarm my ADT Security Hub using Alexa?

 

What is the SmartThings ADT Skill?

We know how seriously you take security, but we also know how convenient it is to use Alexa to control and monitor your smart home. The SmartThings ADT Skill allows you to securely control and monitor your ADT Security Hub using Amazon Alexa.

When you set up the SmartThings ADT Skill, you will set a unique PIN that will be required when attempting to arm or disarm your ADT Security Hub. This PIN can be the same as the one that you use for your panel, but the two are not linked in any way.

 

How do I enable the SmartThings ADT Skill?

Click here to learn how to enable the SmartThings ADT Skill for Amazon Alexa.

 

What can I control using the SmartThings ADT Skill?

The SmartThings ADT Skill gives you the ability to arm and disarm your ADT Security Hub using voice commands, in addition to giving you the ability to check the current state. Alexa will prompt you for a unique PIN whenever you attempt to arm or disarm the security system.

 

How do I arm and disarm my ADT Security Hub using Alexa?

After you set up the SmartThings ADT Skill and your unique PIN, you can begin using Alexa to arm and disarm your ADT Security Hub.

Try out these phrases:

  • "Alexa, ask SmartThings what the current status of my ADT Security Hub is"
  • "Alexa, tell SmartThings to change the security system status to Arm (Home)"
  • "Alexa, tell SmartThings to change the security system status to Arm (Away)"

Alexa will then ask for your PIN. If you provide the correct PIN, Alexa will then run the command, and confirm that the security system status has been updated.

Note: You must begin a phrase by giving Alexa the command to "tell SmartThings" to change the security system status. Alexa will not recognize commands that do not begin with this phrase. 

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