Amazon unlocks in-home delivery with 'Amazon Key'

Amazon unlocks in-home delivery with 'Amazon Key'

Amazon unlocks in-home delivery with 'Amazon Key'

Maybe I'm a sucker for Amazon, or just don't care about privacy, or more likely I just like to try new stuff.

He added that if a problem arises, "You can call customer service, file a claim and Amazon will work with you to make sure it's right", reimbursing customers in some cases. I may be in the minority, but before you pass judgment, here's more on how Amazon Key actually works.

The service involves the use of the Amazon Key application, a smart lock and the company's latest device, Cloud Cam which is an "intelligent indoor security camera". Customers can either install the kit themselves or have a professional do so with no service fee.

The company's new offering will be available on November 8th in 37 cities to its Prime members exclusively.

Amazon employees won't be knocking on doors for much longer. The "Cloud Cam" is also available by itself for purchase, it said.

Access: Amazon outlines three scenarios for granting access to your front door. Naturally, the main idea behind the product is to allow Amazon couriers to deposit parcels within the safe confines of your house or apartment but it will also be possible to grant access to other trusted individuals such as a cleaner, for example.

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This wouldn't have to be limited to Amazon deliveries either, as customers would be able to setup passcodes so that anyone that has the passcode would be able to enter the home.

Third is the option that's stirring all the controversy, in-home delivery of items from Amazon.

"Now, Prime members can select in-home delivery and conveniently see their packages being delivered right from their mobile phones", Larsen said in a statement. They are further described as "thoroughly vetted, with comprehensive background checks and motor vehicle records reviews". I can tell you from first-hand experience, this will not be a persuasive for some people.

Amazon has gotten really good at this whole delivery thing.

On delivery day, you will receive a notification in the morning with a 4-hour delivery window for when the delivery driver will arrive at your home. The driver will knock first, then request to unlock customer's door via their Amazon handheld scanner. The kit comes with an Amazon Cloud Cam unit and one of several compatible smart locks. No special codes or keys are given to the driver. Surely, having delivery guys open your door midday risks your dog getting out or a bite and subsequent lawsuit. Together they watch a video that depicts how the whole front-door delivery works.

The service will also allow you to unlock the door for friends or family.

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