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Amazon Key offers package delivery, inside your home

Amazon Key offers package delivery, inside your home”

The new product works with Amazon's new Cloud Cam, an Amazon Key app, and a smart lock, to allow delivery drivers to drop off packages inside Prime customers' homes when they aren't around. Once it's established nobody is home, the delivery worker will remotely open the door using the smart lock app and slide the package inside.

Perhaps the most frustrating thing about Amazon deliveries is not being home when the delivery shows up. Check out some reactions from Twitter users about Amazon Key.

Amazon Key kits became available Wednesday on the company's website for pre-order.

The service also allows customers to set the frequency and length of time for friends and family to access their home using the smart lock. The process will not require codes and the entire delivery will be video-recorded. The company will offer free in-home installation, but says it's simple enough for customers to install themselves.

When the delivery person arrives, they will knock, and then scan the package to a Wi-Fi connected lock.

This system is another way Amazon is making it easier for customers to receive packages quickly and securely.

This service is not just for package delivery.

Amazon says customers should not worry about the safety of their home. However, the added upfront cost may stop some from initially embracing Amazon Key.

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. The upbeat Pixar-esque jazz soundtrack and Buster Keaton comedy all makes it seem like giving Amazon access to your front door and using one of its cameras to monitor your home is no big deal.



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