Amazon has announced it’s new gadget called Amazon Key. The new technology allows the package courier to drop off your packages inside of your home.
When I first read about this (The Verge) new technology I thought ,
“Now why on Earth would I want to give a complete stranger that much access to my house?”
There are a few pros as well as cons when it comes to the Amazon Key.
On one hand eliminating the worry of having an important package sitting outside the door, on the other hand you trusting a complete stranger access to your living space.
Amazon Key goes beyond the access to the package handler but you also can provide access to your family and friends.
Included in the bundled package ($249.00) is a camera that allows Amazon access to the activity in your home, so that you are able to watch the package handler at all times.
How can I ensure my privacy?
“Amazon is really focused on safety and security for all of our customers across the board,” Larsen said. “These drivers are the same drivers that you know and trust to deliver your Amazon packages today. They’re background checked and they are approved to deliver for Amazon.”- Peter Larsen, Vice President of Delivery Technology ( ABC)
I do believe these gadgets are extremely convenient and appear to be easy to use. The only question now is do you trust it enough to make the purchase?