Amazon New Service Can Deliver Packages Inside Your Home
Amazon has announced plans to launch Amazon Key, in which Prime members can ask for packages to be dropped off indoors. The service, which comes with a kit including a security camera and a compatible smart lock, will be launched on November 8. Operating mainly as the service’s hub, the Cloud Cam receives information about the courier’s deliveries and, after the bar code on the package has been scanned, unlocks and later locks the door.
The delivery workers receive prompts to enter the home through apps on their phones and do not have access to individual codes or keys. The entire procedure is monitored on the camera, with customers notified when the delivery person has left.
According to Amazon, the service will offer additional security to people who worry about packages being left outside and could eventually be used for actions like letting pet sitters or cleaning workers inside as well.