Protecting your home with the Google Assistant. I have heard all the scare stories about Google Home and Amazon Echo devices in the home and office. They record and analyze sounds and have video cameras. This is true; but, they can also be the best security assistant you have. I have WiFi cameras installed in public traffic areas at the office, and I can see what is going on in real time from my phone, wherever I am. Linked to Google Assistant, these cameras can be your eyes and ears, as well as give you the ability to speak to intruders. Smile, you're on security camera, is all that you need to say to get a prospective criminal to go away. You can set up barriers to the violation of your privacy. Have your home or office burglarized, and I bet you will accept the trade-off. Be careful out there. And, to all you prospective burglars, I say "Go ahead, make my day."