The e-commerce giant Amazon on Wednesday announced that it will launch a lock and camera system, Amazon Key, which will enable the users to control remotely the delivery associates to slip goods into their houses.
This is an ambitious project from Amazon as the security concerns of consumers are also to be kept in mind.
For this customers can create temporary passcodes for friends and other services professionals to enter their house as well.
To avail this system, members of Amazon's Prime shopping club need to pay 249.99 Dollars (around Rs. 16,000) and for a cloud-controlled camera and lock system which the company installs.
Delivery associates are told to ring a doorbell or knock when they arrive at consumer’s house. If no one is present then they can press 'unlock' in a mobile app, and Amazon checks its systems in an instant to make sure the right associate and package are present.
The camera then streams video to the customer who remotely can watch the in-home delivery take place. The associate cannot proceed with other trips until the home is again locked.