Amazon has unveiled a new Alexa-powered security service called Alexa Guard. The announcement came during Amazon’s annual devices event on Thursday afternoon. The service will cost $4.99 per month, or $49 per year.
Guard Plus is an upgrade to Alexa Guard, a free service that enables Alexa to listen for signs of danger while you’re out of the house and mimic your daily smart-light usage.
When you set Guard Plus to Away Mode, Alexa will listen for unusual activity, and push an alert if it detects any. It’ll also play warning sounds to deter potential intruders.
Alexa will also be able to call an emergency helpline on your behalf, which is staffed 24/7 by “trained agents” according to Amazon. These folks can contact emergency service on…