Amazon Key, by its nature, can leave people a bit skeptical as the whole idea is to allow delivery people to drop off packages you’ve ordered inside your house.
Smart locks make the entire service a bit less creepy. The locks must be approved by Amazon, and they work in tandem with Amazon’s Cloud Cam in order to watch and confirm the person delivering a package is doing only that and then leaving the house.
Amazon has now expanded its range of supported smart locks from three to eight approved locks in an effort to put a premium on privacy and ensure the service runs smoothly.
At the moment, Amazon Key remains a small offering. But with continued success could prove to be the delivery solution of the future.
I’m not sure how I feel about people entering my home or apartment to drop off a package, but I’m also tired of packages being left in the rain, so it’s a bit of a catch-22 that Amazon is attempting to resolve.