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Smart Device Calls Police After Hearing Violent Domestic Dispute

By Mark Pygas

We all know technology will be the end of us.  I am just waiting for Skynet to exist and for the terminators to wipe us all out, that is, if we aren't already living in the matrix. Sometimes, though, these advancements in technology are really for the better.  

It turns out that smart home devices aren't just making groceries easier to order, they're also saving lives. According to ABC News, one such device called police to a home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, last week after it overhead a violent domestic dispute. 

According to Bernalillo County Sheriff Department's spokesperson Deputy Felicia Romero, Eduardo Barros was house-sitting with his girlfriend and her daughter when the couple got into an argument which became physical. 

Barros allegedly wielded a firearm and threatened to kill his girlfriend when he asked her, "Did you call the sheriffs?" The smart device allegedly recognized the question as a command, and called police to the home. Deputies arrived and were able to remove the woman and her daughter unharmed.