Leave it to Amazon to offer the coolest service I just don’t think I could ever use. They are launching Amazon Key next month. It’s a service that’ll let their delivery drivers unlock your door when you’re not home so your packages can be left inside. Um, no. I just don’t think I’d be okay with a stranger walking on into my house when I’m gone. I like the idea of my deliveries not sitting on my front porch all day or not missing a delivery because I’m gone, but strangers in my house creep me out!
I think they are awesome for thinking of every way to make their services more convenient, and it seems to be well thought out. The drivers would be well-vetted, and customers who want to use the service would need to be Amazon Prime members and would have to buy a camera and a WI-Fi-connected lock from the Seattle-based company that starts at $250, so the whole delivery would be recorded and you could even livestream it. It goes down like this: the delivery person shows up, they knock and then scan your package. Next, Amazon will make sure the delivery guy is at the right home and once that is confirmed, they’ll remotely unlock the door, so the driver won’t ever have a copy of your keys or your garage code or anything like that.
If that sounds like the coolest thing ever, all you’d have to do is choose in-home delivery as an option in the Amazon app. What do you think? Would you do it? Does it sound awesome or does it freak you out?
Beware of stranger danger I say!