Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Alexa Guard

Today, Amazon is rolling out a new feature called Alexa Guard. It's a pretty cool way of giving your home a new layer of security, as well as bringing more value to your Echo device. When you leave your house, you say "Alexa, I'm leaving." Echo will show a white light to signal guard mode is enabled. Once in this state, Alexa will listen for broken windows and fire alarms. If it hears this, it will send you a notification. In addition, it will turn on and off your lights in a similar fashion to when others in your area have their lights on. This makes it appear like you're home. Overall, it's a pretty nice feature that works out of the box with your Echo device. It works with the Ring and ADT security systems for more sophisticated responses than a notification. To set up Alexa Guard, go to the device settings of your Alexa app.

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