Amazon Wants To Break Into Your House (With Your Permission)
The Amazon Key is here and it's... slightly concerning
BY Finlay Renwick | Oct 27, 2017 | Culture
In its quest to conquer your mind, soul and wallet, Amazon is making steps to gain actual physical access into your home... which is absolutely, definitely not a worrying prospect.
Cheerfully called the Amazon Key (yeah, the key to your LIFE), the e-commerce monolith's new service will allow delivery drivers to drop off packages, even when no one's home.
Available to American Prime members from 8 November. You'll need to buy a special kit that includes an Amazon security camera, the Cloud Cam, and a smart lock, which will allow delivery drivers, friends, family, cleaners and giant man-eating robots (not really) into your home, while the installed camera will let you watch whatever's going on from your phone.
Definitely not weird.
Amazon has stated that drivers will not have an access code or key to any homes, and that even if you choose in-home delivery, couriers are directed to ring the bell or knock on the door first.
We'll probably just stick to getting our novelty hats delivered to work, if that's ok, Mr Bezos?
From: Esquire UK