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‘Away Mode’ powered by Amazon Echo rescinds burglar’s eye from your house


Amazon has winded up your worry of keeping the house safe and secured from burglars. People usually keep home appliances such as television, electric gadgets, or any other devices switched on when they are away from their home so that burglars think people are inside. Well, that has become a traditional way. Amazon has rolled out a modern way to scare away housebreakers from targeting your house. It has rolled out ‘Away Mode’ that plays 68 minutes long music at home that mistaken eavesdroppers that there are folks inside.

Away Mode is created by the San-Francisco-based home insurance company Hippo to help out owners when they are away from their home from a visit of unwanted person. This is a vital step taken ahead by the company to help people protect their house. All you need to give instruction to the Alexa device such as ‘Alexa, enable Away Mode’ so that it starts playing audio for hours until you are back to your home.

This time, the company has not used a sensor or any sophisticated technology to make things easier for the users. Instead, they have exploited the power of ludicrous and stubborn conversations.

There are total seven tracks in the playlist of ‘Away Mode’ and all of them are been recorded by humans.  The writers of tracks include most of the comedians from Saturday Night Live, UCB, and it’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It will be a conversation what you will get to listen to Saturday Night Live Sketch.

Different tracks that you can play in the Alexa speakers include “Passionate Argument Over Rules of Complicated Board Game”, “Emergency PTA meeting To Discuss Memes, Fidget Spinners, Other Teen Fads”, “A Stay at home Mom Who Just Can’t Deal Anymore”, “Couple Has Breakup While Trying to Watch TV”, “Mom Walks Daughter Through Assembling A Malm Dresser Over the Phone”, “Book Club Meeting Where Everything But The Book Is Discussed”, and “Two Average Guys Brainstorm What’s Unique About Themselves So They Can Start A Podcast About It”.

However, ‘Away Mode’ is not useful to keep home vacant overnight as each playlist works only for an hour. If you keep on playing the track every time, burglars might come to know that they are getting fooled.

You can get Amazon Echo Dot into your home with a flat price of $54 while Echo Plus and Echo at $218 and $124 respectively. Amazon has brought another sounding device in the market called as Echo Spot having the reasonable price of $189.