Amazon has updated its intelligent voice assistant, Alexa, and can now perform actions automatically and function as a home alarm.
Amazon is putting a lot of effort into Alexa, its personal assistant. Along with Google, this company is the one that brings home automation to more users worldwide, especially for its prices and the visibility that gives the online store.
Now the mobile app has been updated in the United States, gaining some really interesting features.
Amazon Echo with Alexa will have a security alarm function
The main new feature is the possibility of turning a speaker into an intruder detector. This would be done by hiring a service called Guard Plus that allows, for $4.99, per month, to alert the police or get alerts if certain noises are heard at home.
Along with this function, Hunches feature have been launched, which is a system for automating actions. In this way, as we see in the video, Alexa will learn from our habits and will know when it has to perform certain actions.
This is the path that these assistants must follow, becoming increasingly invisible and making the objects in our home respond to our needs even without us having to give them voice commands.
Another very interesting feature is the consumption panel. The Alexa app will be able to tell us how much energy our devices, such as televisions, thermostats, etc. spend. The list of compatible products has been published by Amazon itself.
At the moment these functions are being launched in the United States, but hopefully, they will soon reach the rest of the markets. At least those that depend on the application and not the subscription service, although it would be a very interesting and competitive product worldwide.