Amazon Key Will Deliver Your Package Even When You Aren’t Home!

This new system from Amazon aims to make your deliveries, even when you are not at home!


Amazon Key

Amazon, world’s largest ecommerce portal, and the company which introduced drone based deliveries of packages, has now introduced Amazon Key, which aims to revolutionize the delivery mechanism.

With Amazon Key, you can allow delivery guys inside your home, even if there is no one present at your home!

On a first glance, this may seem blasphemous to say the least, but if we understand how it works, and it’s implications in other services, then we will find that the concept is wonderful.

Even magical to some extent.

Now, the only question is.. Will netizens and online shoppers accept this new system?

We explore..

Amazon Key: The Magical Concept Of Delivery

Several times, it may happen that you are out of home, and the delivery guy is about to reach your home for package delivery. You feel helpless, and you chide yourself for not being at home.

But not anymore.

With Amazon Key, you can allow the delivery personnel to enter your home, and deliver the package. And yes, it is safe as well. Amazon Key contains Amazon Key In-Home Kit, which costs $249.99 or Rs 16,000/-, and solves all your problem related with deliveries.

This is how it will work:

  • Step 1: Amazon will authorize the delivery, and will turn on the camera which will be installed in your home.
  • Step 2: The delivery guy will now open your home, because Amazon has authorized it.
  • Step 3: Watch the entire delivery via camera, and get confirmation of the delivery.When the delivery guy leaves, the door is locked again.

Here is a demo of it’s working:

Now, this concept is so cool, that it can be easily implemented for other service providers as well, such as home cleaners, maids, pet sitters and more. Amazon Home Services, the division where service providers enlist their services would be soon combined with Amazon Key.

The crucial aspect here is the authorization, which Amazon provides, and the camera which allows you to witness the whole process.

Only few cities in US are right now eligible for this new Amazon Key powered deliveries right now.

Analysts Slam Amazon Key Over Security Issues – Is It Safe?

Observers and analysts have slammed Amazon for introducing this ‘weird’ delivery mechanism, as they claim it can endanger the whole house, and things can get stolen.,

CNBC says:

“But we’re opening a whole can of worms by allowing a human inside our homes when we aren’t there: What if he slips and falls? What if Amazon says the package was delivered but it wasn’t? What if the dog gets out?”

Gizmodo speculates:

“It’s unclear how Amazon might handle a rogue service provider. For example, if they were to wreck something out of view of the Cloud Cam. Or, more insidiously, if there was a security issue with your smart lock, allowing anyone access into your home.”

On the other hand, investors have given this new concept a green signal, and explains that this is as safe as hiring Uber for a cab or AirBNB for a room.

Angel investor and CEO Jason Calacanis said,

“There’s definitely going to be a learning curve and a behavioral change, but humans are very good at adapting to this,”

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