Amazon Launches Alexa Guard Plus - $4.99 Monthly Professional Monitoring

By John Honovich, Published Jan 27, 2021, 08:30am EST

The home security monitoring market just got more competitive with Amazon launching Alexa Guard Plus, which for just $4.99 a month provides professional emergency response and a suite of monitoring capabilities.

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However, Amazon emphasizes that this is "not designed to replace traditional home security systems" but the offering is likely to replace or substitite it for many homeowners.

Inside, we examine how Alexa Guard Plus works and how it compares to other offerings such as Wyze's $4.99 a month security monitoring, Ring's $10 offering, and ADT / Vivint conventional offering.

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** ********* *** ***** Amazon's ***** ********* ***** to ****** ********** *** they *** *********** ****:

**** *********** *****, ** can ** ********* ** voice *******:

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*** *** ***** ****, if ******** ****** *** detected, ** ***** ** sent ** ***'* *****.

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*** **** *** ****** the ***** *** ******* the ********* ********:

******* * ***** ***** takes *** ** *** Alexa *** ***** *** can **** **** **** Alexa ***** ** **** In *** **** *****. If *** **** ********* help, *** *** **** call *** ********* ********

****** **** ***** *** call / ******* *** emergency ******** ******* **** want:

********* ******** ****** *** available **/*, *** **** a **** *** *** can **** *** **** you **** ********* ********** through **** **** ******* or *** * ***** Alert ** *** ***** app ** **** ** your ************

*** ** *** ******** they ********* ** * fire ** * *****:

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** ******** ** ***** response, ****** ********** ******* various ****** *** * siren ** * ********* to *********.

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Cameras ********* *** *** *******

**** ***** **** ******* cameras:

**** **** ****** ******* motion *******, ***** *** play *** ***** ** a *** ******* **** your **** ** **** scare *** ********* *********.

************, ****** ***** ****, Blink, ****, ** ****** cameras ***** *** ** verified** ***** ********* ******* list.

US ****

**** ** **** ********* in *** **, *** Amazon:

***** **** ** **** available ** ********* ** the ** ** ******.

No **** *** ******** *****

*** ******** ** **** activity ***** ********** **** not **** **** ****, per ******:

*** ***** ****** *** pet ******?

*** ** **** ****. If ***’** *** * furry ******, *** *** not **** ** ****** activity ***** ******.

One **** ** **** ****

******* ******** ** **** Amazon ********** ** ***** one **** ****** ** each ****, **** * starting **** ** ~$** for ** ****.

Not * '********* ***** ******'

** ***** ***, ****** ******** ***** Plus ** *** * monitored ***** ******

** ***** **** * monitored ***** ******?

**, ***** **** ** not * ************ ********** service *** ** *** designed ** ******* *********** home ******** *******. ** use ***** **** ********, you **** ** ****** subscription, * ********* *****-******* device ********* ** * working ***** ******, *** an ******** **********. ** you’d **** * ******** solution **** ****** ******** features **** ************ **********, silent ***** **********, *** battery *** ******** ******, Guard **** ***** **** supported ***** ******* **** Ring, ***** *****, *** ADT.

******Ring (***** **** ********)

**** *********** ****'* ******** monitoring ******** (******* ****) as ***** **** ** included ** ** ********** cost *** **** *****.

***** **** ** ******** with **** ******* **** at ** ********** ****. Protect **** *********** **** to **** ***** **** and ****** ******** ** the **** *** ** on ****.*** *** ******** setup ** *** ***** app ** ****** ***** Plus ********.

Versus ****

**** *** ***** **** have *** **** ******* pricing ********* ****** **** different **********.****'* ************ ***** ** *********** motion ********* *** ******** instead ** ***** *** camera **********.

***** *** ********* *** most ******** ** ***********, given ***** *** ***** point *** *** ********. Both ********* **** ********* with ***** ********** ******** base *** ***** **** has ******* ****** * major ******** ********, ****** is ********* *** ******.

Versus *** / ******

************ ******** *********, **** ADT *** ******, **** long ***** ******** ****** offering '***** ****' ******** and ************ ******* ****** at **** ****** ****** (10x ** ****** *** month).

*** **** ****-****** *******, the ********** ******* $* and $** *** ***** will ****** ** ********** and *** ********* ******** of **** ***, ******, etc. **** ** **********.

*******, *** ****** **** just **** **** ***** security ** ***** $** per ***** ** ****** as ***********, **** ***** Plus *** **** ***** may ** **** **** satisfactory.

*******

******'* **** **** ********* the ***** ** ***** low-cost ********** ******** ****** free. ********, *** ***** and ******-***** ********** **** the ********* ************ **** Amazon ** ****** ** provides ********* **** ** compete ******* **********.

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***** - ****** *** alarm. ****.. ;)

*** ***** **** ******. Done..

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****, *** ******** ** if $*.** * ***** plus *** ******** **** offer **** ** **** enough *** * ***** portion ** *** ******?

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*'* *** **** *** public **** ***** ****. I ***** ****** ****** a ***** ****** ** a ***** ******. * wonder ** ****** **** make *** **** **** as * ***** ****** - ***** *******. ****** is ***** ** ******* the ***** *** **** you **** ** ******* a ****** ** * prime ******* ****'* *** thing. **** ** ********* that's *********** * *******. I ****** ** **** have ******** **** **** thinking ** *** ******* revenue ******* *** **** risk. ***** ***, **** are ** *** ***** of *** ****** ********* incorrectly *** *******, *** environmental *******.

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* ***** ****** ****** a ***** ****** ** a ***** ******. * wonder ** ****** **** make *** **** **** as * ***** ****** - ***** *******.

****, **** *** *** so **** ******** ** Wyze ******* ***** ****? A *** ** ****** genuinely **** ** **** enough.

**** ** ********* ****'* potentially * *******.

****'* ****** *** ****** Amazon ** ******* ** it ***** ** ***** monitoring *******. ***, * agree, ** ******* ****** cares ***** ******* ** intrusion, **** **** **** be ******* ** *** more *** * **** conventional ********.

*** * ***** ***** are * *** ** people *** *** ** intrusion ** ***** **** unlikely *** **** **** Amazon ****** ** **** enough ***, ** **** ways, ****** ***** ** is **** ** *** convenience ** ***** ***** to ****** ****** ********* help.

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* ***’* ***** ***** is *** *** ** consumer ********. **’* ***********. People *** *** ***** enabled ******* *** *********** and **** ***** ***-** feature, “*** ***”. ** will **** ** *** customers **** * ***** interest ** **** ********. Especially ***** ******’* ***** existing ******** ****. *** ease ** *** *** implementation **** **** ********* less ********** ** * traditional ***** ******. **** will ****** *** ******* market *********** *** ***** companies.

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* ***** ****** ** get *** ***** *** take *** ******** ****** myself, ** ******* ** breaking **** ** ***** i ** **** ********* about ****** ******* **** about *** ***** **, it's ****** *** ** to **** *** ** intruder.

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* ** ****** ******** on ***** *** ****** in *******, *** **** is ******. ** **** me ******** ******* ***** on ** ** ***** for * ***** ******, and ** *** ***** hear ** **** ***** the ******* ************ ** voice **********, ***'* **** that *** * *** deal.

******** *** ***** ********* have *** ************ ********* glass ****** *** ***** activity ******* ** ******* for *******. * ***** be ********* ** ****** powering **** ******* *** cloud *****'* ******* ****** results.

* **** ** ****** to **** ** ** only ***** ******, *** I'm ******* ** ** tons ****. ********** *** $5/month.

******** **** $**/***** *** Ring ************ **********, *** a ***** ** $**, you *** ** **** something **** **** ********** than **** ***** ********* have **** *******.

* ** ***** **'* questionable ** *** ************* consider **** "*** * monitored ***** ******", ******. I ***** ** **** alarm ******** ********** *** going ** *** *** attack **** ** **** front.

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******** **** $**/***** *** Ring ************ **********, *** a ***** ** $**

** *******, ***** **** is ******** **** **** professional ********** ** **'* just $** *****.

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* ***** *********. * read *** ****.

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** **** ***** * call *** ******** ********, it **** **** ** line ** ** ***** company.

***** *** **** ******* on ******** ********** ******, this ****.

** ******* ****** *** a ******* ** ****** unusual **** ******** *** notify ** ** ** alert, *** **** *.** a *****. * ****** how **** ******** **** a ***** ** **** during * *****?

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**** /**** ****,

*** **** *********** *** monitoring ** * ********* central ******* ** ***** it ** *****?

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**** ** ********* ** Rapid ********** * ***** ****** this ** ** *** same.

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*** ** ***** *** 👍

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****** ****** ****** **** in ****** ***** ***** is **** ********* ** missed ******

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* ***** ***** **** the ***** ******** ** consumers **** **** *** this ** ********** ** itself ** ** ** alarm ****** **** ***** a *********** ***** ******* potential ******** ** ***** with.

** * **** ****...** you’re ******* ** ******* IS ********* ** *** other **** ** *****? Amazon *** * **** - ** **** *** you’re ***** **** ***’** doing, ****** *** ** it ** **** *** sell *** *********.

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*** ***** ******** ** consumers **** **** *** this ** ********** ** itself ** ** ** alarm ****** **** ***** a *********** ***** ******* potential ******** ** ***** with.

* ***** ****'* *** case ** *** *********** alarm ****** **** *** collapse, *.*., ******** ******* ADT *** **** **** route, ***.

*** ********* ****** ** what **** **** ** these *******'* (***, ******, etc.) ****** ** ****** and **** - ** a ******* ** ****** churn ******* ** **** and *** ******** ****** is *** ****** ******* this, ****'* *** ****** of *****-***** *********** *********? (note * *** ***** scale ******* ***** ********* can ****** ***** ********* or **** ********* ********* regardless ** ****).

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****, * ***** ***** are *** ******* *** a *********** ***** *******:

*. ** ***'** *** enough ******* **** ******* big ****** **** ******. There * ******* ******* there ******.

*. ** ***'** ***, you **** ** *** out **** *** ********** strategy ** ** ** able ** **** * similar ********.

* ***** **** ****, the ***** ******* **** get ****** *** ****** if *********** ***** ********* do *** ******** ** innovate *** ** **** to ***** ********.

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*. *** ***** ** short **** *** ***** and **** ****** ****.

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** **** ******* **** I **** ** **** to ******* **** $******* companies **** ** ************* like **** ******, ********* & **** ***/******, & related **** ******* **** Alarm.com, ********, ********, **** just *** **** *** let * ***** **** Amazon **** *** ****. Eventually ****’** **** ** adjust ********* ** ****** demand ** **** ***** up **********.

* **** **** **** of ***** ********* *** shifting **** ****** ** commercial **** ********* **** as *****.*** ******** *** Access ******* ******. *** that’s *** **** ******. The ****** ****** **** is *** ****** ** the ******** *** ** would ** * *** thing ** **** **** it ** **** ******* of *** ******.

****, *** **** *** plethora ** *********** ********** stations? *** **** **** going ** *** ***** Response **** *** *** industry ** ************ ***** integrator ******** **** **** Amazon **** ****? (* wouldn’t ** ********* ** Amazon ***’* ** ***** them ** *** **** and ****** ***** *** central ******** ***** ***** is **** ********* *** their ********* ** ***** Babylonian ***********)

****’** **** **** *** options - ***** **** or ********.

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...****** **** *** ******* will ** **** *****'* a ***** ******** ****** in ** **** *** none ** **** ***** works ** *** ****.

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"** * **** ****...** you’re ******* ** ******* IS ********* ** *** other **** ** *****? Amazon *** * **** - ** **** *** you’re ***** **** ***’** doing, ****** *** ** it ** **** *** sell *** *********. "

**, *** *******, ********* is **** ****** ********** the ***** ******* ******** and *** *************. ***** learns ***'* ***** ******* to **** *** **** then *** ******. ***** and **** ******* ***** voice ********** *** ****** listening ** *** **********. What **** ** **** the ******* ** **** they **** (*** *** if ****** *** ********)** debatable. *** **, ** may *** ****** ** just ** **** *** something.

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* **** **** ******** once *** *** *** that ****** ******* **** Alexa *** ******* ** listening ** *************, *****, television *** ***** ****** in **** ****, ********** the **** *** ***** that **** *** ************ advertising. ** *** **** this, *** ** ******* any ******.

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********** ******** ** *** right ********* ******* *** like ** ** ***.

*****, ****** **-********* *** subliminal ******** ** ********** the ***** ** ********* and ***** *** ******* of ******** ***********.

** *** *** ***** learning **** **-*** ** worried ***** ** *******, the **** ****** **** ago ***.

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**** ** ** ******** agree, *** *********** ****-***-****, like ***, ******, *************, Monitronics, *** ******** ** peers, *** ** *** trouble. *** ****** ******* of ******-********* ******* ******** is ****-***********. ***, *** be ******** **** * big *** ******* **********; or ********* ***** ********* without ****; ** ******** without ********. *** ***** a ******, *** *** peers **** **** ****** control ** * ******** silent ******* **** ** necessary ** **** ***** customer ***********, *.*. **-****** free ****-******** ** ****** police. *** *** ***** are ** *** ******** of “***** ********”, *** can **** ******* ***-**** of *** ******** ***********. Their ******** ****** ******* for ******* *** **** the ***** ****** **** provide **** ****-********, **-****** by *** ******* ********** source, **** *** ** RapidResponse. *** ** ******* of **** ***** *****/***** alarms, ***** ****** **** lowered ** ******* *** priority *** ********* ***** response. ****: *** *** 911 **** ******* **** are ******** ** ******-******* still *** **** ********. For ***** ****** *** trend *** **** ****** slow ** ** **** response, *** ********* ** the ********, *********, ****** unrest. ****, *** ****** increases ***** *********** ********* are *******. ******** *** not ** **** *********. We ******* *** ***** traditional ****** **** ******* public *** ****-******** **** a **** ** ********** site-response ** ****** * meaningful ***** ** ***** global ******… ** **** over *** *** ******** DIY, ***, *****. $******** of ****** ***** ***** be ****... **** ***** rolled **** *** ******* vs ******* ***********.

******: *** *****; ******* Services *****

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**** ** *** ********** if "*****" (******** ***** Response) ***** *** *********** or * "***********" ********** company ***** ****. ***'* this **** ******** *** number ** ***** ********** if **** ****** *** this ********? ***** ** clearly ******* ****** **** this *** **** ** I ***'* ***** **** adversely ******* ****, **** just *** * ****** of **** *******. *** all ***** ***** ***** going ** **** ** register **** **** ***** local ************?

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*** ********* **** * private *** ******** ** that ** ** ************ more ********* *** ***** is ******* *********** ** the **** ** *** traditional ***** ******** *********. The ********** ** **** out * ******* *** style ******** ******** ******* investment ** ******** ********* regional ** ******** ******** systems, ***** *** ********* to ** ** *** then *** ******* ********* of ****** ** ********* force ** ****** *** a ***** ** ******** to ** **** ** provide ********.

**** *** ****** ** mention ** **** ***** is ** ********* **** is *** ** ********* and *** * ***** of ********* * ****** customer ***** **********. *** alarm ********* **** *** just **** ******* ******. To **** ***** ** verified ***** ******** ******* priority, *** ********** *********** has **** ******* ** an ***** ******* ******** that **** **** **** the ***** ** ***** alarms *** ****** ******** alarms **** ****** *** priority.

*******. *** *** **** at *** ******** ** Wyze, ********* *** ***** monitoring ******* ** ** example ** *** ******. You ***** *** **** list *** ** *** chat/verification ******** *** ******** to ****-******. **** ***** will ****** ***** ***** count. **** ** ********* trumpets ** ***** ****, they *** **** ***** data ********* *********** ***** feeds ** *** *** dispatch ****** ** ********** LEOs. *** ** **** actually ******* ********* ***** for *** ***** ******* by ******* ** ********** for ***** ** *** response **** ***** ** an *****. ****-************ ** the ******** ***** **** video ************ ****** ***** an ******** ** * monitoring *****,

**** **** ** ****** can ** ******* ***** up ** *** ***** company, ******** ***** ****'* any ****** ******. ******** since ********* *** * readily ********* ***, ** would ******** ** ****** easy *** *** *** to ********* ***** ******** into *** ********* *** and **** ********* ** the ******* **** **** already ***** ***.

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**** ** **** ****** by #*. ******* *********** is ** ** ******* and **** * ***** exit… ** *** *** natural ******* ** ********* play * **** ** quickly ****-***-**** ** ********* by ****** *********, *** collapse ** *** ****** values. ** ******** ****-*** RMR ******** ****** *** private *** ************ **** could ******* *********** *****-***** monitoring *****.

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**** ***** ****:

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