The world’s largest online retailer on Wednesday proclaimed Amazon Key, a lock and camera system that users can control from far away to let delivery people pass the goods they ordered into their houses.
Amazon has been working on this project for more than a year and it may boost Amazon sales from customers who are not there to receive an order in personal and also don’t want their parcels to get stolen at their doorstep. Amazon customers can produce temporary pass codes for their friends and other services professionals whom they want to enter.
The Vice-President of Amazon Delivery Technology, Peter Larsen said: “This is not an experiment for us. This is a core part of the Amazon shopping experience from this point forward.”
All the US Members of Amazon’s Prime shopping club can now pay $249.99 for a cloud-controlled camera and lock which company also offers to install. How this process will work? The Delivery people are asked to ring a doorbell whenever they will arrive at your house. If there is no one to attend them, they will press ‘unlock’ in a mobile app, and Amazon will in return check its system in an instant manner to make sure that the person and parcel is all authentic. All this process will be streamed to the customer in form of a video from anywhere. The delivery person will make sure the home is locked again.
But the question is will this satisfy customers’ security concerns. Just wait and see how it goes.