Amazon declared today that it’s launching a service that enables a driver not just to drop a package off at your doorstep but also to move within your home — even when you are not there — to make a delivery.
The technology giant’s brand new expedited shipping feature, Amazon Key, that was declared on “Good Morning America” now, lets customers choose to employ an program, a camera along with a smart lock to oversee when parcels are sent inside their houses.
The Amazon Key In-Home Kit permits residents to track and control accessibility of the home’s entry. The kit comprises a cloud camera an app plus a smart lock.
Amazon Crucial operates by alerting clients by telephone if a driver arrives at their home and scans their bundle. This causes a sign and the Amazon Cloud unlocks a smart lock on the door.
Amazon boasts that the kit is also great for letting people like a family member or your pet’s dog walker into the home when you’re not home.
Meanwhile, a camera inside the home begins recording, and clients can observe the delivery live or watch the movie after.
The expedited delivery service will come at no additional cost for its 85 million Amazon Prime subscribers, after they buy the Amazon Key In-Home Kit, beginning at $249.99, which comprises the new Amazon Cloud Cam and a compatible smart lock.
Larsen dealt with the skepticism that many may feel about remotely allowing a stranger to go into their house, telling ABC News that all drivers will probably be “background checked.”
“Amazon is really focused on safety and security for each of our customers across the board,” he explained. “These drivers are the same drivers that you understand and trust to provide your Amazon bundles today. They are background assessed, and they are accepted to provide for Amazon.”
Larsen confessed the cybersecurity concerns some customers may increase when utilizing technology which controls access into their home, saying “all of the devices are encrypted.”
Amazon Key users have the option to turn off the smart lock whenever they choose, requiring a physical key for entrance.
In addition to delivery solutions, folks can use Amazon Key to remotely enable friends or relatives to input their houses without a secret. Amazon announced that it expects to utilize the technology to let service providers, such as housekeepers and dog walkers, have access.
In a statement announcing that the release of Amazon Key, Larsen added that the ceremony can give individuals “peace of mind” in knowing that their orders “are awaiting them when they walk through their doors.”
Amazon Key is now accessible Nov. 8 in 37 U.S. cities and only to Amazon prime members.