Alexa Guard Plus expands home audio surveillance for $4.99 per month

Amazon Guard Plus

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Alexa Guard Plus is a security and safety system built around enhancing the listening powers of Alexa products to flag more abnormal noises for $4.99 per month.

Amazon is utilizing the Echo smart speakers and smart displays you already own to detect security and safety threats. The service adds onto the existing Amazon Guard system that listened for alarms or sounds.

With the Alexa Guard Plus subscription users will be able to call trained emergency response agents that will request an ambulance, or contact the police, or fire department when needed. Just ask Alexa to "call for help."

Alexa Guard already monitored your home for shattering glass, fire alarms, or CO alarms. Now it will listen for unusual activity like footsteps or doors shutting when you are not home and alert you.

While you are away, Alexa Guard Plus will play sounds of dogs barking if motion is detected outside. If activity is detected inside, it will play a siren to deter thieves. Lights automatically turn off/on for the free Alexa Guard plan, and continue to do so for Alexa Guard Plus.

Alexa Guard Plus is included with Ring Protect Plus at no additional cost. Starting in 2021, Alexa Guard Plus will also be available through partners including Abode, Scout Alarm, Resideo, and Wylie.

Alexa Guard Plus Compatibility

  • Echo
  • Echo Dot
  • Echo Plus
  • Echo Flex
  • Echo Show 5
  • Echo Show 8
  • Echo Show 10