Amazon Key is a New Service: Unlocked Your Front Door

The Amazon Key is the latest delivery innovation from Amazon. Amazon key It uses cloud camera and smart lock technology to maintain the customer’s security.

 

Amazon Key
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Amazon Key, a new option that allows for delivery when you’re not home by giving drivers a special digital key. With the help of a compatible smart lock and security camera, delivery drivers will be able to unlock your front door and walk inside to deliver your package, all while you watch from your smartphone.

Amazon Key In-Home Kit
Amazon Key In-Home Kit

 

Amazon Key, for owning the smart home future. That means you can start watching a live stream of the delivery on your camera if you want to keep an eye on things. Customers will get a notification the morning of a delivery, with a window of time when they should expect Amazon to arrive. They will get another notification when the delivery van shows up

No more hiding keys under the mat

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.

Not at home? Not a problem

Amazon Key is a new service exclusively for Prime members, get your Amazon packages securely delivered just inside your front door. Plus, grant access to the people you trust, like your family, friends, dog walker, or house cleaner – no more leaving a key under the mat.

Amazon Key is exclusively for Prime members in select cities and surrounding areas. To get started, purchase the Amazon Key In-Home Kit, starting at $249.99. The kit includes the Amazon Cloud Cam (Key Edition) indoor security camera and a compatible smart lock from Kwikset or Yale.

What’s in the Amazon Key In-Home Kit

The Amazon Key In-Home Kit comes with an Amazon Cloud Cam (Key Edition) and an Amazon Key-compatible smart lock. Get the kit installed by a professional or do it yourself.

Includes a security camera, smart lock, and app
Amazon Cloud Cam (Key Edition) indoor security camera features 1080p Full HD, night vision, and two-way audio.

Choose an Amazon Key-compatible smart lock from leading lock manufacturers, Kwikset and Yale.

Use the Amazon Key App to watch deliveries, check in anytime via live view, and lock and unlock your front door from anywhere.

Plus, Amazon Key for professional service providers

In the coming months, Amazon Key will provide you with a convenient way to provide unattended access to professional service providers. This includes services from home cleaning experts Merry Maids and pet sitters and dog walkers from Rover.com, as well as over 1,200 services from Amazon Home Services.

 

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This all sounds well and good for the Amazon unlocks your door and drops your box inside your home. After your smart lock and Cloud Cam are installed to manage your home life. If you value convenience over security, then, by all means, knock yourself out. The security risks, privacy concerns, Amazon Key will (in theory) ensure you get your deliveries without having to worry about being home.