ST. LOUIS– Many of you may have Amazon Echo’s or Alexa’s in your home but you may have not realized they also can help with home security.
Alexa Guard is a feature that has been offered for a while but you may have not known about the service. Now the company is also offering a paid version called Alexa Guard Plus.
Guard Plus costs $5 per month or $49 per year. There is also a 30 day free trial.
You can set up the service by opening your Alexa app on your mobile device, go to settings, click Guard, then customize the settings.
Amazon Guard- Free Version:
- Helps with things like turning on and off the lights when you are away, simulating that someone is home
- Listens for the sound of smoke alarms, Carbon Monoxide alarms, or glass breaking
Amazon Guard Plus- Paid Version:
- All of the free features
- A 24-hour helpline
- Alerts when your device hears footsteps, doors closing, or glass breaking
- Automatic deterrents like the sound of dog barking playing from your smart speaker
You can learn more about Alexa Guard Plus here.