First Alert OneLink Safe & Sound Smoke Alarm Gains Alexa Calling and Messaging

First Alert OneLink Safe & Sound Smoke Alarm Gains Alexa Calling and Messaging

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The First Alert OneLink Safe & Sound smoke alarm has been updated with support for Alexa calling and messaging. In addition to built-in Amazon Alexa features, the Safe & Sound smoke alarm also has Apple HomeKit support.

Thanks to an over-the-air update, users can now take advantage of the Calling and Messaging features from their Onelink Safe & Sound. Using the Alexa Calling feature is easy. Once a person’scontacts are synced with the Alexa app, users can simply ask Alexa to call contacts by name. Users can reach other compatible Alexa devices and most phone numbers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for free. The Onelink Safe & Sound can also receive calls from select Alexa devices, and will announce the incoming caller along with a green light ring around the device. Users will have the option to answer or ignore the call. If you’re away, you can also use the Drop In feature when you want to connect instantly to to your home.

First Alert OneLink Safe & Sound Smoke Alarm Gains Alexa Calling and Messaging

The new Alexa Messaging feature lets you send a voice recording to contacts with compatible Alexa devices or the Alexa app installed. If you receive a message, the Onelink Safe & Sound will play a chime and illuminate with a green light ring. As with Echo devices, you can use the smoke alarm to broadcast messages to compatible devices throughout your home.

“Connecting with others through these new features further enhances the value proposition of the Onelink Safe & Sound, delivering safety, convenience and premium sound,” said Tarsila Wey, director of marketing at First Alert, the most trusted brand in home safety. “Onelink offers convenience and peace of mind by protecting what matters most with premium smoke, fire and CO functionality while delivering hands-free convenience of the Alexa voice service and a premium speaker for entertainment.”

You can purchase the First Alert OneLink Safe & Sound smoke alarm for $214.27 at the link below. First Alert has promised AirPlay 2 compatibility later this year.

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First Alert OneLink Safe & Sound Smoke Alarm Gains Alexa Calling and Messaging

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