Just in time for the holiday season Amazon is rolling out a new services that can keep your packages safe when you are not at home. Their new delivery system will allow couriers to unlock your home or apartment and leave packages inside. They wont need a key or a code, and the entire process will be recorded onto a camera that uploads to the cloud.
So here’s how it will work:
Prime Members in the 37 cities where it’s launching will first have to order the $250 Amazon Key In-Home Kit, which includes Amazon’s new Cloud Cam and a compatible smart lock After that is set up, customers can choose “in-home delivery” at no extra cost. When a package is about to be delivered, Amazon will send a notification that will allow a customer to cancel the delivery, request the package be left outside, or watch a live feed of the delivery.The driver is let into your home after Amazon verifies he or she is at the right address at the intended time. Once that’s complete, the door unlocks and the Cloud Cam starts recording.
Last month, Walmart announced a new service that would allow them to delivery packages and groceries, and even put the food away for you if you requested.