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Hey Siri, Help Me Control My Smart Home Security

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October 18, 2019

Obsessed with the Guardian app? Have an iPhone?

Guardian customers who use MyGuardianHome.com can use Apple’s voice assistant, Siri, to control their smart home security system! By setting up your own voice “shortcuts” you’ll be able to easily and conveniently allow your home to respond to your needs.

This feature is available on Apple devices with iOS12 or later, including iPhone, iPad, HomePod, Apple Watch, and your Car Play-enabled vehicle dashboard.

How To Set Up Siri Shortcuts

To enable this feature, select the hamburger button on your Guardian App home screen, and then choose App Settings.

Siri app settings

Then choose “Siri Shortcuts.” and you’ll be prompted to set up the shortcuts you want to use.

Siri Shortcuts Guardian App

Next, you’ll be prompted to set up the shortcuts you want to use.

how to create Siri shortcuts using Guardian App

Create Siri shortcuts to quickly perform actions you use all the time, like arming and disarming your system. You can even use Siri to activate Scenes like Home, Sleep, and Wake Up.

Enable and control all of these separately by choosing the “plus” sign beside each feature. You can even add code words for your chosen actions or scenes.

Shortcuts Make Your System Even Smarter

Once you set up shortcuts, you can control your system just by talking to Siri.


You can say things like:

  • Hey Siri, Disarm.
  • Siri, Wake Up.
  • Hey Siri, Run Sleep Scene.
  • Siri, Baby’s Nap Time.

Keep in mind: As a security precaution, your phone must be unlocked to use Siri to disarm your system or run scenes. This helps confirm it’s really you requesting access to your system.

Add Apple Shortcuts for even more brainpower

Ready for some next-level multitasking?

Apple’s Shortcuts app lets you create shortcuts that combine Guardian actions with other app commands. Here’s how this could work:

With Apple Shortcuts, you could weave your Guardian “Sleep” Scene into a “Good Night” Siri shortcut. In addition to turning off the lights and arming your security alarm system, your custom shortcut could set your iPhone’s morning alarm and turn on “Do Not Disturb” mode.

To do this, you’ll need to toggle the “Share Activity with Siri” button on. You’ll see some warnings to help you understand what this means for your information.

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