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How To Call 911 with Amazon Alexa

Can you use Amazon Alexa, Google home, or Siri to dial 911? Yes you can! You just need an Echo Connect and some patience. Recently, our mom asked Brian and I if we could set up an Amazon Alexa speaker in our Grandma’s house. She wanted to set this up just in case Grandma needed to dial an emergency number to get help right away. Instantly, my mind went to those Life Alert commercials we watched while growing up. Do you remember those commercials? They’re the ones with the lady who says “Help, I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” Learn More:

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How To Call 911 with Amazon Alexa

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  1. How to Use Amazon Alexa to Call 911

  2. Step 01 Get the Alexa app

  3. You need the app and a smart phone available to enable Alexa to call 911

  4. Step 02 Get an Echo Connect

  5. Get an Echo Connect (a separate device sold by Amazon)

  6. Step 03 Get an Echo speaker

  7. Get an Echo speaker that is compatible with Echo Connect. (Note: all Echo Speakers since 2016 are compatible with Echo Connect.)

  8. Step 04 Set Up Echo Connect

  9. Plug in Echo Connect to your home phone line and Internet. (Note: to be able to call 911 from Alexa, you MUST also have a phone line – either Land Line or VOIP).

  10. Step 05 Connect Echo Devices

  11. Connect any Amazon Speaker Device (Echo, Plus, Spot, Show, or Look) to your Internet (wifi or wired).

  12. Step 6 Run A Test

  13. Test the system (by calling a friend or family member). Say “Hey, Alexa! Call [and say the name of the person you are calling.]

  14. You can download this helpful graphic at

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