New Amazon service lets delivery people into your home

Amazon Cloud Cam    
   Becca Farsace

The new Amazon Key system allows delivery personnel to drop off packages inside Prime members' homes, providing "secure home access" when the homeowner is not available. The $250 home kit includes security cameras and a smart door lock.

Amazon Key requires a Prime account, a smart lock and Amazon's Cloud Cam.

Prime customers will then select "Amazon Key" delivery at checkout.

Reuters reports Key systems will be available to Amazon Prime members in 37 locations nationwide starting in November 8, but New Orleans is not yet on the list.

When the delivery person arrives, the app sends the customer another note saying the delivery person is at the door. It also grants access to the people you trust.

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

Others worry about letting a stranger inside their home and hackers.

Home Alone's Kevin would have a field day with this, wouldn't he? However, the Amazon Key hardware is the literal key to this service-if you live in an apartment or another rented space in which you don't have the power to change the locks on a whim, you may not be able to use it at all.

This service is not just for package delivery. However, the added upfront cost may stop some from initially embracing Amazon Key. So she orchestrates the preparations remotely-using the Amazon Key app on her phone to let in a cleaning crew and a courier delivering her mom's present. 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. "You'll be notified any time your guest locks or unlocks your door", Amazon said in an online press release.

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