Amazon Key for Garage lets you receive packages directly into
Amazon rolled out its Key
in-home delivery service last year, in which you basically had
to allow delivery people access to your house so that the packages
can be left inside. The service was bundled with an Amazon Cloud
Cam indoor security camera and a smart lock so you could let
delivery professionals inside, and get a real-time view.
As you can imagine, the service didn’t really take off, and
Amazon is taking another stab at it with a new Key for Garage option. The new system lets delivery
executives access your garage door to leave packages inside, and
you’ll be able to view a real-time feed of the proceedings if you
have a Cloud Cam positioned outside your garage.
The service will work with Chamberlain or LiftMaster myQ garage
door openers, and you’ll need to pick up a Cloud Cam if you want to
view a video feed. Like before, Amazon will likely offer a bundle
with all the requisite hardware. With the service set to debut in
Q2 2019, we should know more in the coming months.
Alongside Key for Garage, Amazon is introducing the first
WiFi-enabled smart lock for Key in the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi
Deadbolt. The smart lock is now available for pre-order for $249 — or $299 when
paired with a Cloud Cam — and will be available widely from March
Amazon is also adding new functionality to Ring customers by
allowing them to unlock Key-compatible smart locks from directly
within the Ring app. You’ll be able to do so provided you use a
smart lock made by Yale, Kwikset, or Schlage. The functionality
will be rolled out over the course of Q1 2019.
Finally, Amazon is rolling out a Key for Business service that
lets building owners and managers give controlled access to
delivery executives to drop off packages. Building staff will be
able to monitor driver entries and manage delivery hours, and
Amazon says the service works with most building access
Source: FS – Android
Amazon Key is now getting a garage option for deliveries