Scout Alarm + Alexa Guard

Scout Alarm + Alexa Guard

We’re excited to announce an Alexa Guard integration with Scout Alarm. If you already use and love our Amazon Alexa integration, it’s extremely easy to add these new features to your system. Read on to find out more about Alexa Guard and how to enable it.

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What is Alexa Guard?

After opting into Alexa Guard, your Echo devices can detect the sounds of glass breaking, smoke alarms, and carbon monoxide alarms when Guard is in Away mode. Alexa can send you Smart Alerts when these sounds are detected, and integrate with Scout Alarm for police or fire dispatch (Always On+ plan required). You can set up the free Guard feature and connect your Scout Alarm to Alexa in the Alexa app.

What do I need to get started?

You’ll need a supported Amazon Echo device: Echo, Echo Show, Echo SpotEcho Dot, or Echo Plus. If you want to integrate with Scout Alarm, you’ll need a Scout Alarm system with the Always On+ plan.

How do I enable Alexa Guard?

Simply open the latest version of the Alexa app for iOS or Android, navigate to the Settings menu by tapping “More” and then “Settings,” and select “Guard” to begin setup. 

How does Scout Alarm respond to a Smart Alert from Alexa?

Once you receive a Smart Alert in the Alexa app, you can click a button to forward to Scout. Like an alarm trigger from our Scout Alarm sensors, forwarding a Guard Smart Alert will send a signal to our monitoring center. An agent will call your two emergency contact numbers. If there is no response from the numbers, or if you request dispatch, the agent will contact your local authorities. In the case of a false alarm, you can provide your passcode and the alarm will be dismissed.

What if I have questions?

Click here for more information on Alexa Guard. If you have questions about the Alexa + Scout Alarm integration, please let us know using the Contact Us form on the Scout Alarm website. Happy guarding!