When you’re away from home but have a package on the way, it can be stressful. What if some distrustful neighbor or thieving passerby just decides they want it!? That’s your online impulse buy! Well, Amazon feels your anxiety, and so has created Amazon Key, which kills that stresser, by creating an all new one!
This new Amazon service means their delivery people will be able to unlock your front door to leave the package inside. Look, you already let Alexa in your home. Why not a rando Amazon worker?
The Verge reported on the safety features and protocols, which involve a special lock, scans, and a home security camera. But their initial tweet was plenty to spark panic on Twitter.
OH BOY! AMAZON KEY WILL ALLOW AMAZON DELIVERY PEOPLE TO UNLOCK MY DOOR WHEN DELIVERING PACKAGES?! pic.twitter.com/6tDj3akOLw— 『 Daitomodachi』 (@daitomodachi6) October 25, 2017
Introducing Amazon Key a new and simple way to make your house even less secure! pic.twitter.com/fwGQi1BDcD— The Art Fella (@Secoh2000) October 25, 2017
I think the fuck not. This sounds like a horror movie on Lifetime just waiting to happen. https://t.co/41ROOtpS46— hellresidentNY (@hellresidentNY) October 25, 2017
Me, greeting an Amazon Key courier pic.twitter.com/ZYBhv0AV3K— Alex Zalben (@azalben) October 25, 2017
Amazon Key is a new service that lets couriers unlock your front door… pic.twitter.com/qzlYhR8teO— Gavin Devious (@FriendlessMean) October 25, 2017
Amazon Key is a new service that allows strangers to enter your home, hide in your closet, and kill you in your sleep. Free with Prime!— Michael Hicks (@MikeH5856) October 25, 2017
Amazon Key? I wouldn't let a Breitbart employee into my house, so I'm gonna pass on letting its biggest advertiser in too.— 🎃 S. Coultergeist (@shannoncoulter) October 25, 2017
For $250, you get a smart lock and security camera setup that not only lets in Amazon, but also allows you to give access to others remotely. Here’s the sale video featuring requisite harried Millennial.
Amazon Key will go live in 37 cities starting on November 8th. Would you be game?