Alexa Skill of the Month

This month, use Alexa to safeguard your home while you’re on holiday with Burglar Deterrent – it gives the illusion that your house is occupied using realistic audio to deter potential intruders. From the kitchen and living room to the home office and garage – sounds can be customised to suit different rooms and include cleaning, talking, laughing and preparing food. Just say, “Alexa, ask Burglar Deterrent to protect the kitchen” or “Alexa, tell Burglar Deterrent to sound like the living room”. You can even subscribe to Real Time Mode (£1.99 per month) to automatically adjust the activity level and volume whilst playing appropriate sounds for the current time of day or night.


What’s new?

Amazon has just launched the all-new Blink XT2 – the next generation indoor/ outdoor, battery powered, 1080p HD video smart security camera now with two-way talk. With Blink’s exclusive chip technology, Blink XT2 features double the video usage of the original Blink XT when recording video and has enhanced motion detection.

It’s also wire-free, making it easy to install indoors or out – for complete coverage and peace of mind. Pricing starts from £89.99 and includes cloud storage at no additional cost. No monthly fees or service contracts are required.

Blink XT2 also works with Alexa for added convenience. Just say “Alexa, show me the hallway camera”, “Alexa, show me the garage” or “Alexa, disarm the Office system” to view your livestream on your Echo Spot, Echo Show or Fire TV.

 

What’s hot?
The Premier League kicks off on Saturday 10th August, 2019 – this season football fans can keep on top of everything from the latest scores to upcoming match fixtures using Alexa’s clever Football Fixtures Skill. Just say, “Alexa, ask Football Fixtures who Leeds United are playing next” or “Alexa, ask Football Fixtures to give me the last Liverpool score”.

 

What’s in Season?
Not so green fingered? Alexa can help you stay on track with your garden – simply say, “Alexa, give me a gardening tip for August”. If reclining on a sun lounger is more your style though, Alexa has the perfect soundtracks to help you unwind, just say “Alexa, play the Songs of Summer playlist from Amazon Music” or “Alexa, open Beach Sounds”.

For more info visit: www.amazon.co.uk