It can be a nuisance when a smart home device such as Google Home or Amazon Echo is inadvertently invoked. But it can also be a lifesaver.
ABC News reported on Friday that a violent altercation between a man and his girlfriend was stopped after a smart home device called 911.
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According to the report, Eduardo Barros got into a fight with his girlfriend last Sunday at a residence in Tijeras, New Mexico. He was allegedly armed with a firearm, physically attacked her and threatened to kill her.
At one point during the altercation Barros asked “did you call the sheriffs,” which an unidentified smart home device, connected to the home stereo, understood as a prompt to call 911. Read more…
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