Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo is a wireless speaker and voice controlled computer manufactured by

How to register on the Gustavus Network

This device will not work on the "GustavusSecure" wireless network. You must connect to the "Gustavus" wireless network, not the "GustavusSecure" wireless network. There is no requirement for registration on the network.

Configuration and Maintenance

  • Be selective about the accounts you connect to your smart speaker. A new account that is specifically created for use with your device may be the safest option.
  • Check your device’s settings to enable any features that enhance your privacy.
  • Monitor the recordings that your device is making and delete them routinely.
  • If your device is capturing sensitive information, change the “wake” word or move it to a new location.
  • Get in the habit of muting your smart speaker during meetings or phone calls.
  • Turn off the voice-enabled purchasing options, or set a password for any such orders.
  • Monitor your purchase emails and other notifications.
  • Make sure your account passwords are strong and unique to your linked account.
  • Don’t use your smart speaker to remember sensitive information like passwords or credit card numbers.
  • When possible, configure your device to work with your voice only.