Amazon Key offers package delivery, inside your home

Amazon Key offers package delivery, inside your home

It also grants access to the people you trust.

In a move aimed at protecting packages from would-be thieves, Amazon is rolling out a security camera/smart lock bundle that would allow deliveries to be left inside the home.

Reuters reports the company announced Amazon Key on Wednesday (Oct. 25), a system of locks and cameras that allows users to remotely let delivery drivers inside their homes in order to drop off packages.

Amazon Key deliveries will only be from Amazon, not other shipping services or the U.S. Postal Service.

Amazon delivery employees aren't given a passcode to enter the home; rather they request access into the home, and Amazon's records verify that the employee is at the right address at the right time.

The whole thing doubles as a friends and family access system. "You'll be notified any time your guest locks or unlocks your door", Amazon said in an online press release. Amazon requires you to purchase their kit for the service, which includes a security camera made by Amazon and a handful of 3rd party smart locks.

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When the delivery person arrives, the app sends the customer another note saying the delivery person is at the door. They then knock to alert anyone who's home, open the door and leave the package inside, ideally without actually entering the home.

This service is not just for package delivery.

The Key is now available to customers in 37 cities and can be used for 10 million products.

Amazon says customers should not worry about the safety of their home.

Amazon Key will launch on November 8 in 37 cities around the U.S. and works with Same-Day, One-Day, Two-Day, and Standard Shipping orders.

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