Alexa Has A New “Away” Mode To Deter Burglars

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Alexa may now deter potential burglars.

Amazon's smart speaker has a new feature called "away mode."  The feature attempts to trick would be thieves into believing people are actually at home, going about their business as usual.  Alexa plays pre-recorded audio tracks that run about an hour each of real conversations and skits that could be taking place inside the home.  Creators of the feature say the idea is built around "funny, but somewhat common conversations," including a couple breaking up.  There are seven hour long conversation tracks written by professional comedy writers (the minds behind SNL).

Will it work?  Who knows!


Source: Tech Radar

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