I wanted Companion 24/7 because I am single, and I travel a lot. My neighbors may not notice if I didn’t come out of my apartment for a few days. It could be days or weeks before someone checked on me.
So, since I wanted a smart speaker anyway, why not get the one with added privacy and a voice-activated emergency monitoring system. It would only take one time of not being able to reach a phone to learn a valuable lesson. I would rather not learn the hard way. Companion 24/7 makes sense to me.