Amazon Will Soon Be Able to Deliver Packages INSIDE Your House

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A delivery person places a package inside a customer's home using Amazon Key. Once granted, the smart lock unlocks the door and the connected camera begins recording.

Interested parties must also buy a $250 installation kit and have "a degree of trust in granting delivery drivers access to your home", according to The Chicago Tribune. Perhaps we'd better start getting used to it then.

Last night, I did what thousands of other exhausted mothers across America did after they tucked their children in for the eighth time: I got on my phone and ordered a ton of stuff from Amazon Prime.

First, a customer has to purchase a special Amazon Smart Lock and Amazon Cloud Cam (also available November 8), which is installed for free by an Amazon technician so that it monitors the outside of a customer's front door.

Still freaked out about the thought of Amazon coming into your house?

The service will work with same-day, one-day, two-day and standard shipping by selecting "in-home" when purchasing on Amazon.com, at no extra delivery cost to Prime members.

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Overall, Amazon says that the service is a response to what Amazon customers have been asking for and they are skipping a trial program and going right into the full-on service launch because that's how confident they are it will be a hit.

Don't worry, though - you probably won't have to wait too long until Amazon is delivering your packages by drone.

Amazon believes this is safe and the answer to many packages being stolen once they're delivered. They are further described as "thoroughly vetted, with comprehensive background checks and motor vehicle records reviews". Amazon may promise to make good, but as anyone who's had a home break-in knows, it's a traumatic experience that often leaves the victim feeling violated. Of course, that means it will be off all day, not just when Amazon is making its delivery.

The set-up also allows users to let friends, family and other visitors - cleaners, pet sitters, dog walkers etc - into their homes when they are not there. Unfortunately, the update was sent to models for which it was not compatible, and it rendered the locks inoperable. I may be in the minority, but before you pass judgment, here's more on how Amazon Key actually works.

All kinds of things can go wrong with connected devices, including the possibility that the driver could unlock the door, but then not be able to re-lock it.

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