While Amazon isn’t going to allow any third-party delivery services to get inside your house with Key (at least not at launch), the company is hoping that you’ll use Key when ordering stuff like dog walking or kitchen cleaning from its Amazon Home Services division.In the coming months, it says Key will be integrated with over 1,200 service providers across 60 professions.That’s meant to let people inside know someone is entering, and also give the delivery person a chance to check for potential hazards like angry dogs.Couriers are instructed to open the door as little as possible, slide the packages in, and not enter the home if possible.Prime customers can get same-day delivery, and drop off with an hour or two on some items.
Since then, it has added a number of options to make delivery faster and more convenient.
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.
The system works with locks from Yale and Kwikset, two well-known brands.
So Amazon started putting lockers in nearby convenience stores and building lobbies.
It even showed off drones that could drop the package right into your backyard.
That means you can start watching a live stream of the delivery on your camera if you want to keep an eye on things.