Amazon Key

An in-home security camera and smart lock

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#2 Product of the DayOctober 25, 2017

Amazon Key allows Prime members to receive packages inside their homes with smart key access and a cloud security camera.

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  • Cris Firmoa curious and info addict guy :)
    Pros: 

    Nonsense

    Cons: 

    There is no security at all

    Amazon is a good company and even with cool features of amzon services, there is no way to allow strangers entering your own house

    Even with trustful partners and employees, if anyone has access to databases, bad ppl can get access to your house....

    Cris Firmo has never used this product.
  • Stefano AlbergaSeam Tectnic
    Pros: 

    Nice the package can come to my door

    Cons: 

    Don't like the fact that I am letting a stranger into my home

    It's a good idea and how to deal with the issue of people who actually steal packages off doorsteps. But I don't feel comfortable having a stranger enter my home just to put a package in. Also, I would have to change my front door lock just to accommodate for this service. I wonder how much that will cost.

    Stefano Alberga has never used this product.

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Brock Azure@brockgazure
Amazon is trying to sell to the "I can't afford furniture but I can afford an automatic lock system and house cleaners" demographic.
Sven van der Zee@svenvd_zee · Founder Munt
@brockgazure Yeah lemme grab my wallet
Dominik Kugelmann@dominik_kugelmann · I build meaningful relationships!
@brockgazure sounds like me TBH :D
David Kampmann@mrkampmann · Brand and Social Media Consultant
@brockgazure everyone needs a door lock. Less are concerned with furniture. 😅
Justin Schueler@justin_schueler
@brockgazure I guess that's what they'd call "minimalism" nowadays.
Arthur Chang@art_chang · CEO, Priime
@brockgazure that demographic is huge
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Brilliant (and obvious move) by Amazon. This furthers their integration into the home, enabling them to become the connector (and provider) for a variety of services beyond package delivery such as in-home cleaning, dog walking, etc.
Kristy TillmanHunter@kristyt · Head of Communication Design
@rrhoover This has me wondering if Amazon made any attempts to buy Task Rabbit.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@kristyt ahh, good question. I'm sure @sbp04 can't share but cc'ing her here as she would have unique insights on this space.
David Kampmann@mrkampmann · Brand and Social Media Consultant
@rrhoover @kristyt Didn't Ikea just buy that?
Anish Shah@an__ish · digital strategy @ mcgarrybowen SF
Kristy TillmanHunter@kristyt · Head of Communication Design
@rrhoover @mrkampmann They did. I think Ikea is a good fit but imagine an army of taskers deployed with access via Amazon Key. Amazon has some home services I've tried to use but was not impressed with the implementation.
Jamie@jamiesunderland · Figuring out what to design next
Just a thought... What about the scenario when owners have a dog? 🐶
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@jamiesunderland they mention the dog walker scenario...
Merott@merott · MAppator Co-Founder, Toptal Developer
@chrismessina I think his point was that dogs don't like strangers, especially those of the "intruder" type.
Jamie@jamiesunderland · Figuring out what to design next
@chrismessina Yeah, I meant that @merott
Jamie@jamiesunderland · Figuring out what to design next
Must have been some consideration to this in the UX. E.g. "Do you own a pet/dog?"
Daylen@askdaylen · Student and Windows Insider in Vancouver
@jamiesunderland The FAQ page states Can I receive in-home delivery if I have a pet? We do not recommend using in-home delivery if your pet can access the front door on delivery day.
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
The industrial design on this feels incongruent with the Echo line. Different departments?
Steven Rueter@rueter · Developer
@chrismessina 💯 I think it has to look like a durable lock, so they just went ahead and threw design out the window
James Gill@jamesjgill · CEO, GoSquared
@chrismessina Seems the lock is actually designed by Yale from what I can tell. The camera though, which does appear to be designed by Amazon, looks a touch more Echo like.
Kristy TillmanHunter@kristyt · Head of Communication Design
@chrismessina @jamesjgill I was thrown off about how different they look together as a set. The cam and lock options don't feel like a system.
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@jamesjgill @kristyt @rueter yeah, I specifically meant the camera, since the locks are made by 3rd parties. Like, it doesn't feel that consistent w/ the Echo Look.
@chrismessina I actually think it's a smart design: the Echo Look is a "friendly" device you interact with, and should feel approachable and friendly. The Cloud Cam is surveillance, it's meant to create a sense of "you are being watched" and so the design should reflect that. It sets the expectation correctly. Well, IMHO, at least.
Steven Rueter@rueter · Developer
I knew this day would come. This looks like the lock you find on a public restroom. Now that Amazon is starting their own fleet of delivery drivers, they’re going to have to have access to restrooms somewhere, so why not yours when you’re not home? Why not anyone? That’s it! This is my @ProductHunt hackathon idea: Airpoonpee—💩 anywhere with Amazon Key.
Ryan DiMascio@ryandimascio · Front-End Developer, UI/UX Designer
@rueter Airpnp (Official) by Leak Easy https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/...
Steven Rueter@rueter · Developer
@ryandimascio lol yeah seen it, but does it integrate with Amazon Key...?😜. Quick name change to Poober
Ryan DiMascio@ryandimascio · Front-End Developer, UI/UX Designer
@rueter hahaha I like Deuces ✌🏼