The 'Amazon Key' Would Let Delivery People Open Your Front Door

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Amazon announced their newest product, "Amazon Key", on Wednesday, Oct. 25th.

Prime customers will then select "Amazon Key" delivery at checkout. The locks - provided by Yale - are available in a variety of finishes to compliment most doors.

The service will launch in 37 cities on November 8 for Prime members only, and also allows them to use it to let family, friends and other services into the customer's home when needed. It also grants access to the people you trust. Check out some reactions from Twitter users about Amazon Key. Once it's established nobody is home, the delivery worker will remotely open the door using the smart lock app and slide the package inside.

Here's how it works: First, customers will need to purchase special equipment before they can enroll in the service, including a compatible smart lock, security camera, and the Key app (Amazon is now selling $250 bundles). The company will offer free in-home installation, but says it's simple enough for customers to install themselves.

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This system is another way Amazon is making it easier for customers to receive packages quickly and securely.

Amazon says customers should not worry about the safety of their home. Amazon Key seems ideal for customers who are out most of the day and can not be home to accept packages or those who often experience package theft.

Need a package delivered while away from home? However, the added upfront cost may stop some from initially embracing Amazon Key. Amazon handles entry to your home so the driver never gets a key or access code to your home. Amazon emphasizes that its workers are not allowed to enter a home. "You'll be notified any time your guest locks or unlocks your door", Amazon said in an online press release.

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