Amazon Key offers package delivery, inside your home
- Author: Israel Montgomery Oct 28, 2017,
Oct 28, 2017, 0:58
Amazon says its new service allows your packages to be delivered safely into your home and away from would-be thieves.
Amazon's couriers can now drop off deliveries inside your house. The locks - provided by Yale - are available in a variety of finishes to compliment most doors.
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Amazon Key is available to prime members at a cost. You can give friends or family temporary, recurring, or permanent access to your home and also allow other service employees, such as dog walkers, cleaners, and others, into the home on certain dates and times. Check out some reactions from Twitter users about Amazon Key. They then knock to alert anyone who's home, open the door and leave the package inside, ideally without actually entering the home. Amazon requires you to purchase their kit for the service, which includes a security camera made by Amazon and a handful of 3rd party smart locks. If the courier information and the barcode on your package match, the Cloud Cam starts recording and the courier unlocks the door with an app. Customers then get a notification accompanied with short video footage of the Amazon courier in your house.
This system is another way Amazon is making it easier for customers to receive packages quickly and securely. If you're not convinced, you can watch the entire process on your phone using Amazon's Cloud Cam.
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Amazon Key, releasing November 8 in 37 cities and surrounding areas across the United States, starts at about $250.
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This service is not just for package delivery. Prime customers can input their ZIP code on the Amazon Key in-home kit product page to see if they live in a supported area and preorder the Key hardware kit.