It’s Unbelievable that Smart Speaker Calls the Police to End Domestic Dispute. Firstly it was Amazon’s Alexa which has vital evidence in a murder trial. This time Google Home speaker, a smart device played a vital role by calling the police to control domestic violence.
It is reported that a couple got into argument on Sunday night that became physical. Eduardo Barros, his girlfriend and her daughter were house located at Tijeras, outside Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Smart Speaker Calls the Police to End Domestic Dispute: Google Home
The fight got worse when Barros pointed a gun and threatened to kill his girlfriend asking her “Did you call the sheriffs?”. She had not called the police but smart Speaker, a Google home device wired up to the home hi-fi heard the question. The device took it as an order and called the police.
In no time police arrived the place and evacuated the mother and daughter. After sometime, Barros was taken into custody by SWAT team.
Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III said:
The unexpected use of this new technology to contact emergency services has possibly helped save a life. The amazing technology definitely helped save a mother and her child from violent situation
Barros faced charges of possession of a destructive device against a household member and false imprisonment. This smart speaker is a Google home device that is used for automating home related tasks. The smart speaker is credited as a life saving device. Apple, Samsung and Alibaba are also working to launch their smart speakers.