Amazon Alexa’s New ‘Guard’ Can Help Keep Your Home Safe While You’re Away

Amazon Alexa can not only control your smart home, it can now protect it as well. On Tuesday, Amazon introduced Alexa Guard, a feature that adds home security through any Alexa-enabled devices like the Echo smart speaker. Users can get automatic alerts when the device detects the sound of a smoke alarm, a carbon monoxide […]

Apple Acquires Lighthouse AI’s Patent Portfolio in Possible Home Security Push

Apple has quietly acquired a failed home security startup’s patent portfolio, according to a new report. The tech giant bought three Lighthouse AI patents and three patent applications related to capturing video and monitoring environments for security purposes, patent-tracking magazine IAM is reporting. Apple apparently bought the patents and patent applications sometime in late-2018, but […]