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Who needs drones when Amazon Key delivers packages into your home?

Who needs drones when Amazon Key delivers packages into your home?

"Amazon Key" is reserved for clients Premium Amazon, that is to say, paying a subscription giving them access to digital content (films and series, music, books...) and free shipping.

That should give users a certain amount of piece of mind, but would you let Amazon people enter your home?

The in-home kit, which costs $250, includes the Amazon Cloud Cam indoor security camera and a compatible smart lock for your front door. In fact, it led Christine Emba to expound a bit on the observation that "Amazon Key is Silicon Valley at its most out-of-touch" in the Washington Post (which, of course, is owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos). For starters, the people handling deliveries are the same ones now handling Amazon's drop-offs. AWS cloud power means that over time you will see more advanced detection, alerts, and other new features become available in the service and on the camera itself.

But some other service personnel can use the device for entry ― as long as they're booked through the Amazon Home Services program.

A pair of new products now aims to drop those boxes safely inside the home, a major test of how much people trust the online retail giant.

And this is Amazon's biggest obstacle in widespread adoption to Key - people just aren't all that trusting of big companies at the moment. If you want more recordings, they have monthly payment options that start at $6.99.

"Amazon will have to address those inevitable privacy concerns consumers have over time", Blaber said.

Walmart earlier this month announced the acquisition of Parcel, a startup that delivers meal kits, groceries and e-commerce purchases to homes in New York City.

Meanwhile, notifications are pushed to the customer's phone letting them know the delivery is underway and then when it has been completed.

To deliver your orders even when you are not home you, Amazon thinks of having found the key, or rather the lock.

Can I receive in-home delivery if I have a pet?

"They've been on a mission to do this", said Garner.

The company announced today the services will be available for Amazon Prime customers in 37 cities across the USA from November 8, spruiking the service as an option to boost convenience for Amazon customers.

"Not at home? Not a problem", Amazon's promotional material says of the "Amazon Key" service available starting October 25 to Prime members in certain areas, including the Bay Area. And Amazon said the deliveries are carried out by drivers who are vetted with background checks and driving record reviews. You'll be able to watch it happen live or later via a recording from the cam.

Today it's taking the apparent next action and presenting a service that will permit Amazon carriers to unlock your front door and put your package securely inside your home.

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