But are you ready to trust them with access to your home or apartment?
"But it would only take a few incidents to stop this dead in the water - people wouldn't want to have something on their front door if they felt it wasn't secure".
Those smart locks that ship with the In-Home Kit are approved to work with Amazon Key, so it sounds like you may need a specific brand even if you already have your front door equipped with a smart lock. Amazon Key enables in-home delivery and secure home access for guests and service appointments.
The new service, called Amazon Key, will only be available to subscribers to Amazon's Prime delivery service. But Key is its first system to bridge indoors and outdoors and could make Amazon a competitor to some companies that it partners with, including smart-doorbell maker Ring and smart-door lock maker August Home Inc., which Swedish lock maker Assa Abloy AB signed an agreement to acquire last week.
Amazon Key allows customers to have their packages securely delivered inside their home without having to be there.
"A lot of customers want as many choices as they can have for delivery options", said Peter Larsen, Amazon's vice president of delivery technology. When they arrive, they will receive a notification and a request to unlock the door with a handheld scanner. The Cloud Cam alone starts at $119.99 and will begin shipping on November 8. Yet Amazon has also clearly made a significant effort here to make the process as transparent as possible by making the purchase of its Cloud Cam compulsory. Alerts can be set for when activity happens and recorded motion detection clips are safely stored on AWS for later viewing. Security cameras allow the away-from-home resident to watch the transaction.
India beat Malaysia to win Asia Cup final
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The Cloud Cam itself is a slick piece of hardware. For $249.99, you get a bundle with the lock, the camera and free installation.
The service also offers keyless access for family and friends.
Customers can try any subscription free for 30 days. Cloud Cam is created to fit in any part of your house, freestanding or mounted, just plug it in, download the free Cloud Cam App for iOS, Android or Fire OS, and get started. It also works with Amazon's voice assistant Alexa on the Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV and Fire Tablets.
You know the one. If you went the Nest Cam or Nest Cam IQ route, you'd be looking at a $500 price for 3 cameras or as much as $299 for a single cam.
Amazon continues to crank out new gadgets.