(KTVX) — Amazon is launching a new feature for Echo users that could help protect your home.
A new subscription service, called Alexa Guard Plus, will offer users access to a 24-hour helpline, alerts when your smart speakers or displays hear a break-in, deterrence measures, and more, according to CNET.
One of those deterrence measures includes a Guard Dog feature.
If your Amazon smart speaker or display detects a break-in, the Guard Dog feature “can help deter criminals by playing dog barking, growling, and snarling sounds while you’re away,” according to Amazon.
The “Guard Dog” can sound like a German Shepard, according to reviews.
“Burglars will likely avoid your home if they hear angry dogs inside,” says Amazon’s website.
While you can try Amazon Guard Plus free for a month, CNET says the service will cost $5 a month, or $49 a year.