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A new Alesa skill deters burglars with hysterical audio clips.

A new Alesa skill deters burglars with hysterical audio clips.

Hippo Insurance tapped writers from such comedic staples as Saturday Night Live and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia to compose a series of audio clips that give the impression that someone's home. With titles such as “A Stay At Home Mom Who Just Can’t Deal Anymore,” “Two Average Guys Brainstorm What’s Unique About Themselves So They Can Start a Podcast About It” and “Emergency PTA Meeting To Discuss Memes, Fidget Spinners, and Other Teen Fads,” the skill is more promotional than functional.

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