Amazon is now going to the next level with their services that deals with the orders delivery and this time, they plan on bringing your orders in good conditions to your home in a safe package!
Say hello the Amazon Key that allows Amazon couriers to open your front door and put your package safely inside your home. But don’t worry, you have to drop your keys with them. This is how it is being done!
The new service relies on a Amazon’s new Cloud Cam and compatible smart lock. The camera is the hub, connected to the internet via your home Wi-Fi. The camera talks to the lock over Zigbee, a wireless protocol utilized by many smart home devices.
When a courier arrives with a package for in-home delivery, they scan the barcode, sending a request to Amazon’s cloud. If everything checks out, the cloud grants permission by sending a message back to the camera, which starts recording.
Then the courier then gets a prompt on their app, swipes the screen, and voilà, your door unlocks. They drop off the package, relock the door with another swipe, and are on their way.
The customer will get a notification that their delivery has arrived, along with a short video showing the drop-off to confirm everything was done properly.
Prime customers, of which there are now an estimated 85 million, may sign up for the service because they’re interested in the convenience and security of having their deliveries left inside their homes.
Prime customers can preorder the camera today. The Key app and actual delivery service will become available November 8th.
Recall that this isn’t the first time, Amazon Prime is introducing such amazing innovation. Back then, we have the free two-day shipping in the United States, same-day delivery, and drop off with an hour or two on some items, drones that could drop the package right into your backyard!
Amazon will sell you a bundle that includes a smart lock, the connected camera, and free installation. Once you have the system in place, in-home delivery will begin to appear as an option every time you order something on Amazon, all this for $249.99!
Well, can you trust Amazon Couriers opening your Front door to drop in your orders? Especially in Nigeria?