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 will start delivering packages into the homes of Prime membersAmazon on Wednesday announced Amazon Key, a new program for Prime members that lets delivery people drop off packages inside of customer homes. To make the program possible, Amazon has introduced its own $140 internet-connected security camera called Amazon Cloud Cam.
Amazon debuts Cloud Cam and Key to take on Nest, August and others in home securityAmazon wants to be the hub for your connected home, and today the company announced two new products that will help it fill out that ambition, specifically in the area of home security. It announced a new "intelligent" camera called the Cloud Cam, and a new smart-lock service called Key.
Amazon Key is a new service that lets couriers unlock your front doorTwelve years ago, Amazon launched Prime, a subscription service that entitled members to free two-day shipping in the United States. Since then, it has added a number of options to make delivery faster and more convenient. Prime customers can get same-day delivery, and drop off with an hour or two on some items. Of course, customers aren't always home to receive their packages.
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