Amazon Will Soon Be Able to Deliver Packages INSIDE Your House

Amazon Will Soon Be Able to Deliver Packages INSIDE Your House

Amazon Will Soon Be Able to Deliver Packages INSIDE Your House

I admit, at first I thought it is a awful idea to let a delivery driver or courier waltz into my home while I'm at work to deliver a package from Amazon.

On the heels of announcements by Nest, Ring and others who have recently expanded their offerings in the do-it-yourself security market, tech giant Amazon on Wednesday launched its first DIY home security products as it officially released the new Amazon Cloud Cam and Amazon Key service.

"Amazon Key gives customers peace of mind knowing their orders have been safely delivered to their homes and are waiting for them when they walk through their doors", Peter Larsen, vice president of delivery technology at Amazon, said in a statement.

While designed for delivery, Amazon Key has the potential to double as a device for home security, because the camera includes night vision and two-way audio capabilities.

Denver is expected to be among the cities where Amazon starts letting customers give package carriers access to their homes. Each subscription also offers Person Detection, an analytic that flags human activity instead of general motion (like a pet walking), and Zones, which lets customers indicate certain areas of their home with motion they want ignored (like a ceiling fan).

Customers can install the In-Home Kit themselves or take advantage of free professional installation. "Now, Prime members can select in-home delivery and conveniently see their packages being delivered right from their mobile phones".

How delivery actually works: Here's the process, as explained in Amazon's help pages. I can tell you from first-hand experience, this will not be a persuasive for some people. "These individuals are thoroughly vetted, with comprehensive background checks and motor vehicle records reviews". Do note this feature only works if you have a smart lock, a code-prompted lock on your door that has to be installed prior to installing this feature. Once the delivery is complete and your door is re-locked, your will get a final notification and can watch a video clip of the delivery.

That means all you bird and fish owners out there are fine, but any dog or cat lover who doesn't want to crate their little buddy for the day is likely out of luck.

Not to worry, says Amazon.

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