Overwhelmed with all the new things that Amazon had to announce and reveal all at the same time? Well, we are also suffering from a bit of info overload, but the good news is, if you’re a fan of their products and of Alexa, then there are a lot of things to look forward to over the next few months. And by a lot, we mean a lot. If you wanted to have an Amazon-full house, then you just might get your wish with this whole line of new things they’re introducing.
Let’s get started with Alexa, Amazon’s personal digital assistant. You’ll be able to activate your pre-set smart home security measures with Alexa Guard. All you’ll have to say is “Alexa, I’m leaving” and all your connected devices and pre-set routines will go on “alert” so you’ll feel secure even as you’re leaving the house. The Video Doorbell feature works with Ring and August doorbell camera systems. There is also a new feature called Hunches which will alert you in case you’ve forgotten to do things like turn off the lights. It uses machine learning to determine what those things are.
Setting up your new Echo device should be easier as you can just ask Alexa to do it or scan a barcode if you prefer. And even if you don’t have Internet, you can ask Alexa to still work with Local Voice Control.