Getting an Amazon Echo has numerous advantages, whether you're at home or away. But, if you need to leave the house for an extended period of time, it's always reassuring to know that your home is as secure as you want it to be. Here's how Alexa can assist you.

Away Lighting

Away Lighting is ideal for folks who must leave the house for a lengthy amount of time. It efficiently imitates your illumination patterns as if you were inside the house. Allow Alexa to manage your lights so that she may turn them on and off. Obviously, you'll need some smart lights for this feature to work.

Away Lighting can be found under the Guard settings. After that, select Lights by tapping the gear icon. The confirmation that your smart accessory is set to "light" should appear on the following screen. Tap the device settings link to select the smart accessories that function with the feature. When you turn on Away Lighting when you leave the house, everything you've chosen will operate.

If you don't already have smart lights, you can also locate an option that allows you to buy them. You'll be taken to an Amazon page where all of the relevant accessories may be accessed effortlessly.

Alexa Guard

Amazon Echo features a fantastic feature called Alexa Guard, which is simply built-in and free. Every time you leave the house, this feature uses the Echo's microphone to identify symptoms of a break-in, such as a window breaking.

Open the Alexa app menu and then Settings to enable Alexa Guard. Scroll down and select Guard, followed by Set Up Guard. Tap Add to receive notifications for broken glass, the presence of carbon monoxide, or the sound of smoke alarms.

Simply say "Alexa, I'm leaving" before leaving your house, and Alexa Guard will be activated.

Alexa Drop-in

It allows you to listen in on an Echo device in the case you receive a warning of a glass breaking or an alarm going off, which is a very handy function in Alexa Guard.

Simply tap Communicate in the Alexa app on your phone. Choose Drop In, and then select the Echo device you wish to listen in on from the drop-down menu.

This feature will be enhanced by an Amazon Echo Show, which allows you to see what's going on inside your house via a live feed.

So, have you been using these Amazon Echo features at all?