Amazon Will Now Deliver Inside Your Home - And Record the Whole Thing

Todd Singleton
October 27, 2017

It's a convenient service for some who worry about porch pirates stealing their delivered goods while they're away. In fact, the Key app will notify you when the delivery goes down and show you an instant replay. And will the benefit of having your packages delivered quickly and securely outweigh any concerns about privacy and security customers might have?

The company says it has a safe way for you to allow delivery drivers inside your home, even when you're not there.

I mentioned Amazon Key in the intro. Should you already own a smart lock from Yale or Qwikset, you can buy a Amazon Cloud Cam separately for $120.

Amazon Key is the latest innovation out of Jeff Bezos's technology empire, and it works in tandem with the recently released Cloud Cam, and a compatible smart lock, reported The Verge.

Amazon envisions the new service will extend beyond deliveries and into other home services.

For their peace of mind, customers will get a notification of the completed delivery, along with a short-video to confirm everything was above board. The solution (to the reasonable home security provided by a locked front door), it turns out, is as simple as turning the place where you live into a miniature privatized surveillance-state dystopia monitored at all times by the terrifying, unaccountable mega-corporation on the far side of the omnipresent computing cloud.

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Amazon.com Inc has plans to drop off packages directly into shoppers' homes. Some commenters pointed out that it seems unlikely that there were many women in the room when the idea for Amazon Key was floated-the concept of someone letting themselves into your home is sure to be viewed as more threatening to some Amazon customers than others.

"Amazon continues to carve out its niche as more than just a retailer, it's a way of life, and one that encompasses the spirit of personalization", Patel noted.
Customers will be able to grant keyless entry for family and friends, and they'll be able to set frequency and length of time for access to the home.

A pair of new products now aims to drop those boxes safely inside the home, a major test of how much people trust the online retail giant.

That includes housekeepers, dog walkers, and other workers, Peter Larsen, Amazon's vice president for delivery technology, told USA Today.

But buying those components - the Amazon Cloud Cam and Amazon Key-compatible smart lock - could be a bit pricey. With Amazon Key, there's a decent chance I'd come home and find like three therapists sitting there like, listen, do you want to talk about your relationship with your mom? It also lets you lock and unlock your door lock. Then the delivery worker just swipes a button on the app that unlocks your door.They will open the door just a crack, slip your package inside, and lock the door again by swiping again.

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