Amazon Key

An in-home security camera and smart lock

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

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23 Reviews3.3/5
Amazon is trying to sell to the "I can't afford furniture but I can afford an automatic lock system and house cleaners" demographic.
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Sven van der Zee
Founder PlayStudio apps
@brockgazure Yeah lemme grab my wallet
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Dominik KugelmannI show CEOs how to work form their phone
@brockgazure sounds like me TBH :D
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David KampmannBrand and Social Media Consultant
@brockgazure everyone needs a door lock. Less are concerned with furniture. ๐Ÿ˜…
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@brockgazure I guess that's what they'd call "minimalism" nowadays.
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Arthur Chang
CEO, Priime
@brockgazure that demographic is huge
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Ryan Hoover
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.
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Kristy Tillman
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Head of Communication Design
@rrhoover This has me wondering if Amazon made any attempts to buy Task Rabbit.
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Ryan Hoover
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.
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David KampmannBrand and Social Media Consultant
@rrhoover @kristyt Didn't Ikea just buy that?
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Anish Shahdigital strategy @ mcgarrybowen SF
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Kristy Tillman
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@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.
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JamieFiguring out what to design next
Just a thought... What about the scenario when owners have a dog? ๐Ÿถ
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Chris Messina
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@jamiesunderland they mention the dog walker scenario...
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Merott MMaking xebel.co.
@chrismessina I think his point was that dogs don't like strangers, especially those of the "intruder" type.
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JamieFiguring out what to design next
@chrismessina Yeah, I meant that @merott
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JamieFiguring out what to design next
Must have been some consideration to this in the UX. E.g. "Do you own a pet/dog?"
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@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.
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Chris Messina
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The industrial design on this feels incongruent with the Echo line. Different departments?
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Steven Rueter
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@chrismessina ๐Ÿ’ฏ I think it has to look like a durable lock, so they just went ahead and threw design out the window
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James Gill
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.
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Kristy Tillman
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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.
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Chris Messina
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@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.
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@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.
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Steven 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, theyโ€™re going to have to have access to restrooms somewhere, so why not yours when youโ€™re not home? Why not anyone? Thatโ€™s it! This is my @ProductHunt hackathon idea: Airpoonpeeโ€”๐Ÿ’ฉ anywhere with Amazon Key.
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Ryan DiMascioui/ux design & frontend/ios code
@rueter Airpnp (Official) by Leak Easy https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/...
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Steven Rueter
Developer
@ryandimascio lol yeah seen it, but does it integrate with Amazon Key...?๐Ÿ˜œ. Quick name change to Poober
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Ryan DiMascioui/ux design & frontend/ios code
@rueter hahaha I like Deuces โœŒ๐Ÿผ
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Steven Rueter
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