Amazon announce Alexa Guard to protect your home

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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 and 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.

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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. 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.

The following devices will work with Alexa Guard:
Echo
Echo Dot
Echo Plus
Echo Show
Echo Spot
Echo Input

Alexa Guard is rolling out in the U.S. To enable the feature, make sure you update to the latest version of the Alexa app then navigate to the Settings menu and choose Guard to begin setup.

No word on when we will see an international roll out, but we will keep you posted.

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Jon Ratcliffe
I have a huge passion for technology having worked in the sector for over 18 years in a variety of roles. I cover Wearables, tech and smart home. My reviews and information will talk about how the product works in reality and not just what the marketing departments want you to think.

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