The Insurance company Hippo has released the skill Away voice assistant Amazon Alexa, which should help to protect the house from burglars, reports The Next Web. US police have appreciated it.
After activating the Away mode, the smart tower will reproduce the recorded conversations. According to the head of marketing, Hippo Insurance, it is usual conversations, which are conducted in almost every house.
The company believes that it will help to deter intruders from entering the house. Sounds funny, but the police have supported such a development of technology.
“That’s what we call security purpose. Most burglars don’t want you to see them. They want to get in, steal your stuff and leave,” said the veteran of law-enforcement bodies and the President of “police Fund” Jim Buermann.
He also added that a smart burglar will be able to understand that his cheating.
If I’m a robber and I’m nervous, I’ll be sitting there to listen and find out what is on the radio or TV. Theoretically it is a good idea. If it simulates a real conversation, this will likely help to deceive a robber, because he will think someone is home.
Hippo Insurance warns that the Away mode should not be taken seriously as a basic security measure.