Amazon’s new service lets strangers open your door

Amazon introduced its new service Amazon key exclusively for its prime customers in selected cities and surrounding areas. As a Prime member, get your Amazon packages securely delivered just inside your front door.

To get the Amazon Key In-Home kit, starting at $249.99. The kit includes: the Amazon Cloud Cam (Key Edition) indoor security camera and a compatible smart lock from Kwikset or Yale.

In order to make delivery more fast and convenient Amazon launched its Prime, a subscription service that entitled members to free two-day shipping in the United States about twelve years ago.These prime members will receive the order on the same day itself .

Then arise another problem that is you have to wait at your home till you receive the delivered item.The new service can resolve this problem completely. Amazon key will allow Amazon couriers to open your front door and put your package safely inside your home.

The Amazon key relies on its new Cloud cam and the compatible smart lock.The camera is the hub and it is connected to the internet through your home Wi-Fi. Then the  camera can communicate to the lock over Zigbee which is a wireless protocol used by many smart home devices.

When a courier arrives the bar code in the package will be scanned and a request will be sent to the Amazon cloud.If everything is alright the cloud will grant permission by sending a message to the camera.Then the camera turns ON and it will record automatically.

 The courier then gets a prompt on their app, swipes the screen, and voilà then the door unlocks. The delivery guy will drop off the package, relock the door with another swipe. The customer will get a notification that their delivery has arrived, along with a short video showing the drop-off to confirm everything was done properly and thus assure the security also.

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