Amazon Wants To Break Into Your House (With Your Permission)

The Amazon Cloud Cam app    
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Amazon is going out of its way to reassure customers that the whole enterprise is safe, but at the end of the day you'll have to pay the price if a rogue delivery agent decides to steal or damage something.

When a driver requests access to the customer's home, the Cloud Cam confirms the driver is at the right address through an encrypted authentication process. But Amazon Key adds an unpredictable element back into the tech-efficient equation, one that typically companies like Amazon are trying to do away with: humans.

The system is not compatible with alarm systems, which must be turned off prior to delivery, or free-roaming house dogs, Amazon said on its website. While many in-home deliveries fulfilled by Amazon likely will be left inside the home right at the front door, perishable groceries can be stored in the fridge or freezer, or, on a particularly cold day, even in the garage.

Now, it's worth pointing out that Amazon Key isn't compatible with other security systems you already have in your home.

Whew, crisis averted. This Amazon Key service is so easy and convenient! The camera acts as the overall control mechanism for your home, and will talk to the lock through a wireless protocol called Zigbee, a commonly used software in smart home devices.

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Amazon Key is a new service for Prime members that lets you get packages delivered into your home without you being there.

Customers can track the delivery using the Amazon Key app on their mobile phones.

Amazon.com introduced on Wednesday their latest smart home product, the Amazon Key. The service offers keyless access for family and friends.

The first is that Amazon will only allow Amazon Key delivery for around 10 million goods on the website - and only on stuff that a delivery person could reasonably carry by themselves. Walmart is partnering with August Home, a smart locks and smart home accessories provider, and same-day delivery company Deliv, to test the service. The driver just has to slip in the package and then lock your door once again. I, Traumatic Brain Injury Futurist, love to erase literally all the physical and technological boundaries separating my home from the retail supply chain of unspeakably vast and infinitely ravenous profit-making machines that only this year suffered huge security breaches exposing the personal data of thousands and thousands of people. Amazon says that to start, it'll only work in 37 cities and that it comes at no extra cost to you (even home setup is free by a professional). It also lets you lock and unlock your door lock. Once the delivery man is at the door, they will scan the barcode of your package to gain access to your house.

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