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Alexa Guard replaced by Alexa Emergency Assist monthly subscription

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Offline jwlv

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According to an email from Amazon:

"This is a reminder that you will lose access to Alexa Guard in the coming weeks. Starting today, you should not use Alexa Guard to detect smoke alarm, CO alarm, or glass break sound events in your home."

It is replaced by Alexa Emergency Assist which costs $5.99/month. It does have the ability to call emergency services, but it is not 911. Amazon states that emergency calls are answered by Rapid Response Monitoring Services, which I believe is similar to an operator for a monitored home security system like ADT, Brinks, or Vivint.

Re: Alexa Guard replaced by Alexa Emergency Assist monthly subscription
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2024, 03:50:51 pm »
I received the email this morning too, no reason for me to subscribe to it.    I already have ring security.     Keep waiting for the shoe to drop on alexa by them claiming cloud storage is too expensive.   It is bad enough with the ads on the shows and it is getting worse.