The next time one of your security cameras sees a visitor at your door or a package being delivered, Alexa can be the first to let you know.
According to Amazon, Alexa people and package detection announcements are now rolling out, and the feature will also include the ability to automatically display a live camera feed on your Echo Show, Fire TV, or Fire tablet when a person or package is detected . You also get mobile notifications from the Alexa app.
The new feature isn’t limited to Ring video doorbells and security cameras. Thanks to Amazon’s new Alexa Object Detection Sensor API, Alexa’s people and package detection also works with other Alexa-compatible cams, even those from Google (it’s easy to forget there’s actually a Google skill for Alexa).
Initially, Alexa person/package announcements will be available on all Ring Video Doorbells and cameras in the Works with Alexa program (which includes brands like Ecobee, TP-Link, and Wemo), but…