Amazon Key

An in-home security camera and smart lock

#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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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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@brockgazure Yeah lemme grab my wallet
@brockgazure sounds like me TBH :D
@brockgazure everyone needs a door lock. Less are concerned with furniture. ๐Ÿ˜…
@brockgazure I guess that's what they'd call "minimalism" nowadays.
@brockgazure that demographic is huge
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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@rrhoover This has me wondering if Amazon made any attempts to buy Task Rabbit.
@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.
@rrhoover @kristyt Didn't Ikea just buy that?
@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.
Just a thought... What about the scenario when owners have a dog? ๐Ÿถ
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@jamiesunderland they mention the dog walker scenario...
@chrismessina I think his point was that dogs don't like strangers, especially those of the "intruder" type.
@chrismessina Yeah, I meant that @merott
Must have been some consideration to this in the UX. E.g. "Do you own a pet/dog?"
@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.
The industrial design on this feels incongruent with the Echo line. Different departments?
@chrismessina ๐Ÿ’ฏ I think it has to look like a durable lock, so they just went ahead and threw design out the window
@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.
@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.
@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.
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.
@ryandimascio lol yeah seen it, but does it integrate with Amazon Key...?๐Ÿ˜œ. Quick name change to Poober
@rueter hahaha I like Deuces โœŒ๐Ÿผ