Amazon Launches Alexa Guard Plus - $4.99 Monthly Professional Monitoring

By John Honovich, Published Jan 27, 2021, 08:30am EST (Info+)

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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** ********* *** ***** ******'* ***** marketing ***** ** ****** ********** *** they *** *********** ****:

**** *********** *****, ** *** ** activated ** ***** *******:

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*** *** ***** ****, ** ******** sounds *** ********, ** ***** ** sent ** ***'* *****.

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****** **** ***** *** **** / contact *** ********* ******** ******* **** want:

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

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************, ****** ***** ****, *****, ****, or ****** ******* ***** *** ** verified** ***** ********* ******* ****.

US ****

**** ** **** ********* ** *** US, *** ******:

***** **** ** **** ********* ** customers ** *** ** ** ******.

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

*** ******** ** **** ******** ***** monitoring **** *** **** **** ****, per ******:

*** ***** ****** *** *** ******?

*** ** **** ****. ** ***’** got * ***** ******, *** *** not **** ** ****** ******** ***** Alerts.

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

******* ******** ** **** ****** ********** at ***** *** **** ****** ** each ****, **** * ******** **** of ~$** *** ** ****.

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

** ***** ***, ****** ******** ***** **** ** not * ********* ***** ******

** ***** **** * ********* ***** system?

**, ***** **** ** *** * professional ********** ******* *** ** *** designed ** ******* *********** **** ******** systems. ** *** ***** **** ********, you **** ** ****** ************, * supported *****-******* ****** ********* ** * working ***** ******, *** ** ******** connection. ** ***’* **** * ******** solution **** ****** ******** ******** **** professional **********, ****** ***** **********, *** battery *** ******** ******, ***** **** works **** ********* ***** ******* **** Ring, ***** *****, *** ***.

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

**** *********** ****'* ******** ********** ******** (Protect ****) ** ***** **** ** included ** ** ********** **** *** Ring *****.

***** **** ** ******** **** **** Protect **** ** ** ********** ****. Protect **** *********** **** ** **** their **** *** ****** ******** ** the **** *** ** ** ****.*** and ******** ***** ** *** ***** app ** ****** ***** **** ********.

Versus ****

**** *** ***** **** **** *** same ******* ******* ********* ****** **** different **********.****'* ************ ***** ** *********** ****** ********* and ******** ******* ** ***** *** camera **********.

***** *** ********* *** **** ******** in ***********, ***** ***** *** ***** point *** *** ********. **** ********* have ********* **** ***** ********** ******** base *** ***** **** *** ******* become * ***** ******** ********, ****** is ********* *** ******.

Versus *** / ******

************ ******** *********, **** *** *** Vivint, **** **** ***** ******** ****** offering '***** ****' ******** *** ************ install ****** ** **** ****** ****** (10x ** ****** *** *****).

*** **** ****-****** *******, *** ********** between $* *** $** *** ***** will ****** ** ********** *** *** potential ******** ** **** ***, ******, etc. **** ** **********.

*******, *** ****** **** **** **** some ***** ******** ** ***** $** per ***** ** ****** ** ***********, what ***** **** *** **** ***** may ** **** **** ************.

*******

******'* **** **** ********* *** ***** of ***** ***-**** ********** ******** ****** free. ********, *** ***** *** ******-***** monitoring **** *** ********* ************ **** Amazon ** ****** ** ******** ********* ways ** ******* ******* **********.

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* ***** ***** **** *** ***** majority ** ********* **** **** *** this ** ********** ** ****** ** be ** ***** ****** **** ***** a *********** ***** ******* ********* ******** to ***** ****.

** * **** ****...** ***’** ******* me ******* ** ********* ** *** other **** ** *****? ****** *** a **** - ** **** *** you’re ***** **** ***’** *****, ****** you ** ** ** **** *** sell *** *********.

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* ***** ****'* *** **** ** the *********** ***** ****** **** *** collapse, *.*., ******** ******* *** *** goes **** *****, ***.

*** ********* ****** ** **** **** this ** ***** *******'* (***, ******, etc.) ****** ** ****** *** **** - ** * ******* ** ****** churn ******* ** **** *** *** unserved ****** ** *** ****** ******* this, ****'* *** ****** ** *****-***** traditional *********? (**** * *** ***** scale ******* ***** ********* *** ****** serve ********* ** **** ********* ********* regardless ** ****).

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****, * ***** ***** *** *** options *** * *********** ***** *******:

*. ** ***'** *** ****** ******* with ******* *** ****** **** ******. There * ******* ******* ***** ******.

*. ** ***'** ***, *** **** to *** *** **** *** ********** strategy ** ** ** **** ** have * ******* ********.

* ***** **** ****, *** ***** numbers **** *** ****** *** ****** if *********** ***** ********* ** *** continue ** ******** *** ** **** to ***** ********.

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*. *** ***** ** ***** **** ADT ***** *** **** ****** ****.

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** **** ******* **** * **** it **** ** ******* **** $******* companies **** ** ************* **** **** Nortek, ********* & **** ***/******, & related **** ******* **** *****.***, ********, AlarmNet, **** **** *** **** *** let * ***** **** ****** **** the ****. ********** ****’** **** ** adjust ********* ** ****** ****** ** just ***** ** **********.

* **** **** **** ** ***** companies *** ******** **** ****** ** commercial **** ********* **** ** *****.*** entering *** ****** ******* ******. *** that’s *** **** ******. *** ****** family **** ** *** ****** ** the ******** *** ** ***** ** a *** ***** ** **** **** it ** **** ******* ** *** market.

****, *** **** *** ******** ** independent ********** ********? *** **** **** going ** *** ***** ******** **** out *** ******** ** ************ ***** integrator ******** **** **** ****** **** deal? (* ******’* ** ********* ** Amazon ***’* ** ***** **** ** the **** *** ****** ***** *** central ******** ***** ***** ** **** revealing *** ***** ********* ** ***** Babylonian ***********)

****’** **** **** *** ******* - close **** ** ********.

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...****** **** *** ******* **** ** when *****'* * ***** ******** ****** in ** **** *** **** ** that ***** ***** ** *** ****.

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"** * **** ****...** ***’** ******* me ******* ** ********* ** *** other **** ** *****? ****** *** a **** - ** **** *** you’re ***** **** ***’** *****, ****** you ** ** ** **** *** sell *** *********. "

**, *** *******, ********* ** **** likely ********** *** ***** ******* ******** and *** *************. ***** ****** ***'* voice ******* ** **** *** **** then *** ******. ***** *** **** amongst ***** ***** ********** *** ****** listening ** *** **********. **** **** do **** *** ******* ** **** they **** (*** *** ** ****** are ********)** *********. *** **, ** may *** ****** ** **** ** sell *** *********.

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* **** **** ******** **** *** for *** **** ****** ******* **** Alexa *** ******* ** ********* ** conversations, *****, ********** *** ***** ****** in **** ****, ********** *** **** and ***** **** **** *** ************ advertising. ** *** **** ****, *** it ******* *** ******.

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********** ******** ** *** ***** ********* whether *** **** ** ** ***.

*****, ****** **-********* *** ********** ******** to ********** *** ***** ** ********* and ***** *** ******* ** ******** elimination.

** *** *** ***** ******** **** RJ-11x ** ******* ***** ** *******, the **** ****** **** *** ***.

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**** ** ** ******** *****, *** traditional ****-***-****, **** ***, ******, *************, Monitronics, *** ******** ** *****, *** in *** *******. *** ****** ******* of ******-********* ******* ******** ** ****-***********. Now, *** ** ******** **** * big *** ******* **********; ** ********* power ********* ******* ****; ** ******** without ********. *** ***** * ******, ADT *** ***** **** **** ****** control ** * ******** ****** ******* that ** ********* ** **** ***** customer ***********, *.*. **-****** **** ****-******** by ****** ******. *** *** ***** are ** *** ******** ** “***** security”, *** *** **** ******* ***-**** of *** ******** ***********. ***** ******** silent ******* *** ******* *** **** the ***** ****** **** ******* **** site-response, **-****** ** *** ******* ********** source, **** *** ** *************. *** to ******* ** **** ***** *****/***** alarms, ***** ****** **** ******* ** removed *** ******** *** ********* ***** response. ****: *** *** *** **** threats **** *** ******** ** ******-******* still *** **** ********. *** ***** decade *** ***** *** **** ****** slow ** ** **** ********, *** expedited ** *** ********, *********, ****** unrest. ****, *** ****** ********* ***** traditional ********* *** *******. ******** *** not ** **** *********. ** ******* the ***** *********** ****** **** ******* public *** ****-******** **** * **** of ********** ****-******** ** ****** * meaningful ***** ** ***** ****** ******… or **** **** *** *** ******** DIY, ***, *****. $******** ** ****** value ***** ** ****... **** ***** rolled **** *** ******* ** ******* photography.

******: *** *****; ******* ******** *****

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**** ** *** ********** ** "*****" (probably ***** ********) ***** *** *********** or * "***********" ********** ******* ***** them. ***'* **** **** ******** *** number ** ***** ********** ** **** people *** **** ********? ***** ** clearly ******* ****** **** **** *** Ring ** * ***'* ***** **** adversely ******* ****, **** **** *** a ****** ** **** *******. *** all ***** ***** ***** ***** ** have ** ******** **** **** ***** local ************?

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*** ********* **** * ******* *** offering ** **** ** ** ************ more ********* *** ***** ** ******* competition ** *** **** ** *** traditional ***** ******** *********. *** ********** to **** *** * ******* *** style ******** ******** ******* ********** ** creating ********* ******** ** ******** ******** systems, ***** *** ********* ** ** so *** **** *** ******* ********* of ****** ** ********* ***** ** guards *** * ***** ** ******** to ** **** ** ******* ********.

**** *** ****** ** ******* ** that ***** ** ** ********* **** is *** ** ********* *** *** a ***** ** ********* * ****** customer ***** **********. *** ***** ********* have *** **** **** ******* ******. To **** ***** ** ******** ***** response ******* ********, *** ********** *********** has **** ******* ** ** ***** scoring ******** **** **** **** **** the ***** ** ***** ****** *** ensure ******** ****** **** ****** *** priority.

*******. *** *** **** ** *** trifecta ** ****, ********* *** ***** monitoring ******* ** ** ******* ** the ******. *** ***** *** **** list *** ** *** ****/************ ******** the ******** ** ****-******. **** ***** will ****** ***** ***** *****. **** as ********* ******** ** ***** ****, they *** **** ***** **** ********* potentially ***** ***** ** *** *** dispatch ****** ** ********** ****. *** of **** ******** ******* ********* ***** for *** ***** ******* ** ******* on ********** *** ***** ** *** response **** ***** ** ** *****. Self-verification ** *** ******** ***** **** video ************ ****** ***** ** ******** or * ********** *****,

**** **** ** ****** *** ** readily ***** ** ** *** ***** company, ******** ***** ****'* *** ****** issues. ******** ***** ********* *** * readily ********* ***, ** ***** ******** be ****** **** *** *** *** to ********* ***** ******** **** *** Noonlight *** *** **** ********* ** the ******* **** **** ******* ***** out.

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**** ** **** ****** ** #*. Another *********** ** ** ** ******* and **** * ***** ****… ** let *** ******* ******* ** ********* play * **** ** ******* ****-***-**** of ********* ** ****** *********, *** collapse ** *** ****** ******. ** consider ****-*** *** ******** ****** *** private *** ************ **** ***** ******* traditional *****-***** ********** *****.

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

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