Amazon has announced a new 'Alexa Guard' feature that works to protect your home while you're away.
Guard is an Alexa feature that helps you keep your home safe. When you set Guard to Away mode, if an Echo device detects the sound of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, or glass breaking, Alexa can send you Smart Alerts, via notifications to your phone. If you have a Ring, ADT Pulse, or ADT Control security system, Alexa can also arm your system when you set Guard to Away mode, and you can opt to forward Smart Alerts to your security provider. And if you have connected smart lights, Alexa can automatically turn them on and off when Guard is in Away mode to make it look like someone is home.
If an Echo device detects a selected sound, Alexa will send you a Smart Alert to let you know which sound was detected along with a 10-second audio clip sample of that event. You can play the detected sound from your Alexa app, or Drop In on your Echo remotely to investigate what’s happening in your home. You can also choose to forward Smart Alerts you receive to Ring or ADT.
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