Amazon Key, service powered by a camera and smart lock

Amazon has announced a major new development in the way it delivers goods to customers’ houses. Shop on Amazon and select “FREE in-home delivery” at checkout. No more hiding keys under the mats.  On delivery day, you will be notified just before the delivery. Amazon will authorize the delivery and unlock your door. You can watch the delivery live in the Amazon Key App or see a video of it later. Will be notified you once the delivery is complete and your door is relocked. With Amazon Key, the ecommerce giant will allow Prime subscribers to request in-home deliveries, in addition to giving remote access to guests and visitors without anyone having to leave a key under the doormat. Amazon Key lets you grant access to the people you trust. Schedule permanent access for your family members or give temporary access to recurring visitors like dog walkers, house cleaners, or out-of-town guests. You’ll be notified any time your guest locks or unlocks your door.
The service actually works in conjunction with a new product from Amazon called Amazon cloud Cam, which is basically a $120 home security camera. But to enable full home access for third-parties, such as couriers, homeowners will have to purchase the Amazon Key in Home Kit for $250, which includes a smart lock from companies like Yale or Kwikset. Amazon Key is launching in 37 cities across the U.S. from November 8 Amazon Key gives customers peace of mind knowing their orders have been safely delivered to their homes and are waiting for them when they walk through their doorsPrime members can select in-home delivery and conveniently see their packages being delivered right from their mobile phones. Get the Amazon Key In-Home Kit installed by a professional. Get started with Amazon Key in Home Kit.

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