A smart home gadget has made headlines after it called police to a home in New Mexico during a domestic dispute.
According to an ABC News story, Eduardo Barros was at home sitting with his girlfriend and her daughter Sunday night when the couple got into an argument and the altercation became physical.
Barros allegedly wielded a firearm on his girlfriend and asked her: “Did you call the sheriffs?” Google Home apparently interpreted it as “call the sheriffs,” and obeyed the command to call 911.
Bernalillo County sheriffs deputies quickly responded to the call and removed the woman and her daughter from the home.
“The unexpected use of this new technology to contact emergency services has possibly helped save a life,” Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III told ABC News Go. “This amazing technology definitely helped save a mother and her child from a very violent situation.”
Barros is being represented by a public defender and has not yet entered a plea, the court said.
Watch this short clip of the features of Google home.