Safety Information for Using Smart Home Devices with Alexa

Please follow these guidelines when using Smart Home devices with Alexa.

When you connect devices and services to Alexa, anyone speaking to Alexa can operate those products. Some smart home devices can also be controlled by anyone using the Alexa app on your mobile device. This includes products such as locks, lights and plugs. Please follow these recommendations when using connected devices with Alexa:

  • Follow all instructions and recommended uses for smart home devices.
  • After making a request, confirm that the action was completed on the smart home device.
  • Take steps to ensure that the security of your Alexa supported device and safe operation of your connected products. For example, if you don't want Alexa to respond to voice commands (like when you are away from home), turn off microphones on your Alexa supported devices.
  • Take steps to ensure the security of the Alexa app on your mobile device. For example, enable your device's lock screen security, such as a PIN code or thumbprint to gain access.

For more help, try our Smart Home forum.


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