Amazon Key: would you let a courier enter your empty house? | The Week UK

As if letting digital giants like Google and Facebook into almost every aspect of your life wasn’t enough, now Amazon is offering to physically come into your house.

The new Amazon Key service, currently being trialled in 37 US cities, lets homeowners give the shopping empire’s couriers permission to open their front door and leave their delivery inside.

To access the service, available only to Amazon Prime customers, users will need to purchase a smart lock and cloud-enabled camera priced at $249.99 (£188). When the Amazon courier unlocks the door, the camera will automatically switch on to record the delivery, which the company says ensures customer safety and security.

The service is “potentially a great option for consumers worried about package thieves, or concerned their box might sit outside on a rainy day,” says USA Today.

 

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future.

He lives in London with a single android – a temperamental vacuum cleaner – but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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