How to get Alexa Guard running on your Amazon Echo

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Alexa Guard, Amazon’s new feature that lets your Echo smart speaker listen for potential signs of an emergency, is still in the process of rolling out to Echo owners in the US. Once it’s live for you, you’ll be able to find Alexa Guard within the Alexa app on your iOS or Android devices.

Alexa Guard uses the far-field microphones in Echo devices to listen for glass breaks and alarms from a smoke or CO detector. Once you arm your Echo with the voice command “Alexa, I’m leaving,” Alexa will let you know if it has heard something problematic by sending a Smart Alert to your phone. The alert will contain an audio recording of the incident; if your Echo has a camera built into it, you can use the Drop In feature to take a look at the live…

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