Alexa Guard is coming soon for all Echo proprietors in the US

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But the basic functions it does provide will certainly help you keep an eye on your home when you're not there. Sounds like glass breaking (brought about by a thief or an ill humored feline) or a smoke caution going off will trigger Alexa to convey Smart Alerts comprising of sound clasps. Along with listening, Alexa Guard may mimic your every day proper, gentle utilization, switching the lights on and off to make it seem to be you're dwelling. Similar to the wake word, the device detects these sounds by identifying acoustic patterns that match the sounds you select. Guard does not store or send audio to the cloud unless the device detects a selected sound.

Go to Menu (three line icon) Settings.

As previously mentioned, Amazon is just starting to roll out Alexa Guard more widely, so don't be surprised if it isn't showing up yet. Remember that you'll have to state "Alexa, I'm leaving" each time you need to enact Guard mode.

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"When you receive a Smart Alert from Alexa, it is up to you to decide what action, if any, to take", according to Amazon.

U.S. users can set up the free feature from a mobile device: Open the latest version of the Alexa app, navigate to the settings menu, and select "Guard".

How does Alexa Guard work? The truly courageous can even drop in on your Echo to remotely investigate.

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In order for Alexa to accurately identify the sound of a window shattering, Amazon said it had a team break hundreds of different types of windows with objects like crow bars, hammers, bricks, and more. The new platform is called Alexa Guard and it's now available for all Echo device owners, with no additional fee or monthly subscription. The new platform can integrate with those services, including hands-free voice arming and disarming of security control systems from a variety of services including Ring, ADT Pulse and ADT Control, including the ability to copy your security monitoring service on any Smart Alerts that come down the line.

Guard isn't really a replacement for buying a home security system.

When will Alexa Guard be available?

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