Amazon not only stocks a ton of product, but the company’s logistics and the ability to deliver products quickly is also what makes their service so appealing. In fact it seems that things are about to get better as Amazon has recently announced Amazon Key, a new service aimed at Prime customers that will help improve on delivery convenience.
Now we know that we can’t always be at home or have someone at home to accept our parcels, so what Amazon Key does is that it basically allows Amazon make a delivery inside of your home, meaning that you can come home to a safe and secure package, versus it being left on your doorstep where it could be easily stolen. In fact it was just recently that such a feature was said to be in the works.
However this will require customers purchase a kit in order for it to work. This includes the Amazon Cloud Cam as well as a compatible smart lock from the likes of Yale or Kwikset, and this kit will be priced starting at $250.
According to Amazon, “This state-of-the-art technology doesn’t simply replace a key with a digital passcode. Each time a delivery driver requests access to a customer’s home, Amazon verifies that the correct driver is at the right address, at the intended time, through an encrypted authentication process. Once this process is successfully completed, Amazon Cloud Cam starts recording and the door is then unlocked.”
We suppose this will require a great deal of trust, but if you think you’re up for it, Amazon Key will be launching on the 8th of November in 37 cities across the US. More details can be found on the Amazon Key website.
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