Are there any chances that Amazon Alexa save a life just like other smart devices featured are being reported on these times? In 2017 Alexa helped save one of her friends from a abusive partner through a 911 call. The news was covered by Fox2 currently, CNN, and Tribune Media as well.
In that moment, the Alexa speakers, Amazon Echo, worked at random times at the appropriate time. But, Alexa can actually help in the event of an emergency.
If you say, “Alexa, call for help,” she could perform wonders if she’s properly set up to respond. To answer,”Do you want to call Alexa to assistance? Yes you can, but not in just one, but many ways.
Here are the various ways that Alexa can assist you when needing help.
Setting Up Emergency Contact On Alexa
Alexa Call For Help feature is activated when creating an emergency contact on Alexa.
What Is Alexa Emergency Contact?
Alexa emergency number is your emergency number and the name you have set up on Alexa. The number will be automatically called when you say “Alexa, call for help.” There are additional commands and phrases upon which Alexa”Call For Help” can be activated.
- Alexa Call me in case of emergency number
- Alexa I need your help, please call me to contact me
- Alexa Contact me to get help
However that, your Echo device must be connected and powered to Wi-Fi so that it can respond and perform this task.
How To Set Up Emergency Contacts On Alexa?
However, first you have to set up an emergency contact for Alexa to be able to make an Alexa ask for help. Here’s how to establish the emergency contacts:
- Start the Alexa app on your mobile device.
- Select Communicate from the menu bar in the lower left.
- Then, tap the Contacts icon at the top right corner.
- In the icon menu, i.e. 3 vertical dots choose emergency contact
You can search or browse for the person you want to add to be an emergency phone number. Alexa lets you choose only one contact as your emergency contact. If the contact is assigned two numbers, you’ll be required to choose one of the two.
5. After this the emergency contact will receive a text message advising the person they’ve been selected as your emergency contact.
Can Alexa Call 911?
What happens if an emergency contact isn’t in touch or isn’t answering? Do you think Alexa be able to dial 911 instead? Unfortunately, no. Alexa is able to make a direct call to 911 since making a 911 call requires the service to transmit the caller’s location in the direction of the 911 staff. Since Alexa cannot communicate your location automatically, Alexa cannot call 911.
There is a way around it as it is usually. Alexa could be prompted to dial 911 using a alternative methods:
1. By Using Echo Connect
Do you own an Echo Connect? If so, there’s no reason to stay away from this method of working.
Echo Connect, external hardware is a device that can make calls to 911. Echo Connect is no longer available and is an out-of-date Amazon product.
If you’ve got one stored in your home there are steps you can follow to to dial 911 using Alexa:
- Make sure you set Your Echo to connect to the internet by plugging it into the power outlet nearby.
- Connect the Echo to your landline or modem port.
- Then, open the Alexa app.
- Go to Settings> Add Device> Amazon Echo
- Connect an Echo Connect and finish the setup following the prompt screen directions.
Connect your Echo to connect a compatible device to it. Echo Speakers compatible using Echo Connect include Echo 1st and 2nd generation, Echo Dot 1st and 2nd generation, Echo Plus, Echo Show (older versions) Echo Spot, Echo Spot, and Echo Spot.
You can now make use of Echo speakers that are connected to Echo Connect to make calls to any emergency contact number or emergency number. You can also ask “Alexa, dial 911” from the Echo speaker and it will initiate an emergency call via Echo Connect.
2. Alexa Guard Plus
Do you want to make an investment when you need assistance? Alexa Guard Plus can be an alternative to.
Alexa Guard Plus provides a 30 day free trial, and it cost $5 per month following the initial. Alexa Guard Plus subscription helps to provide assistance. It is compatible with smart home devices as well.
If you need assistance, you can ask, “Alexa, call for help,” and it will instantly connect you with a service center, which will communicate with you as they and respond similar to how 911 functions.
Using Alexa Skills To Let Alexa Call For Help
What happens if you don’t have Echo Connect, nor do you have a phone service? Do you have the ability to let Alexa contact you for assistance? Yes, it is able to seek help via other contact numbers, but not directly dialling 911.
Multiple Alexa capabilities allow you to send immediate assistance with just one command. Some of the most trusted calls to help capabilities include:
Ask My Buddy
Ask My Buddy is the most effective Alexa ability to ask for help. After you have installed this skill in your Alexa application, you are able to ask for assistance via any one of your Amazon speakers by saying “Alexa, Ask My Buddy to send help.”
First, you must create your contacts through askmybuddy.net. Once emergency contacts are fed, the device will request help by message, voice call or via email.
SafeTrek is another reputable Amazon Skill. To access SafeTrek you must inquire with Alexa to ask SafeTrek to”send help”.
SafeTrek can’t help you simply in calling the emergency number. It provides assistance directly to your contact. For this, you need to download the app from https://get.safetrekapp.com/alexa-safetrek. It is necessary to sign up for an account, then connect the account to your Alexa app, and then add your home address to the app.
My SOS Family Skill
My SOS Family ability is another one that provides help. Simply say “Alexa, Open MY SOS Family and send for help.” Alexa”Open My SOS Family and ask an email asking for assistance”. Contacts in the SOS Family will then be contactable. It is possible to add family members, colleagues, and friends into the SOS Family.
The skill is available through Alexa. Alexa app for absolutely nothing.
Set up an emergency contact with Alexa abilities, Echo Connect, or Alexa Guard Plus you are able to choose which method you’d like Alexa to help you.
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