Thursday brought a as part of the presentation. Chief among them is the launch of Alexa Guard Plus, a new security feature designed to bolster the existing listening and reporting capabilities of , for a $4.99 monthly fee.
Alexa Guard Plus has three main components: First, youror will be able to listen for a wide variety of sounds, from doors opening and closing to footfalls and glass breaking. Second, your device will be able to respond, to deter would-be intruders from breaking in (by playing a recording of dogs barking, for example). And finally, your device will add an emergency line monitored 24/7 by a third-party company that will direct your calls to the police, the fire department or personal emergency contacts as appropriate.
Guard Plus will also integrate with a number ofsecurity services, including those from , , A3 Smart Home, , and Amazon's own . Ring Protect Plus subscribers will get Alexa Guard Plus for free, and each of the other services will soon introduce subscription tiers that include Guard Plus as well.
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