Not at home? Amazon wants to come in and drop off packages

Amazon Key- The in home delivery

Creeped out by Amazon Key? Here's how the in-home delivery service will work

The focal point of these new offerings for the company is really centered on Amazon Key, a new service for their "Prime" customers that enables them to have packages dropped off securely inside their homes by granting remote access to delivery drivers.

Amazon Key is anticipated to solve the problem of undelivered, misplaced, or stolen couriers.

The delivery person then gets a prompt on their app, swipes their screen, which then unlocks your front door. Only when the requirements are met does the Amazon Cloud Cam start to record, unlocking the door without any access code or key provided to the delivery driver. This will allow Amazon to roll out integrations with additional service providers that their customers would also be able to allow into their homes, including home cleaning service Merry Maids and pet sitting and walking service Rover.com. I may be in the minority, but before you pass judgment, here's more on how Amazon Key actually works.

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Denver is expected to be among the cities where Amazon starts letting customers give package carriers access to their homes. The driver will then place the package (s) just inside your door and request to lock the door.

Customers can install the In-Home Kit themselves or take advantage of free professional installation.

Don't worry, though - you probably won't have to wait too long until Amazon is delivering your packages by drone.

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Butler was pretty adamant in her rejection of the very idea of opening her home to a stranger delivering a package, but after explaining how Amazon says it will work, she's all for it. Amazon's new alternative method for delivery will eventually be coming to more locations throughout the U.S. I can tell you from first-hand experience, this will not be a persuasive for some people. 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.

Yes, Amazon turns on your home camera and unlocks your door for you.

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. In the meantime, I'm going to see if this story helps me make the case for Amazon Key at my own house.

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