Amazon has formally introduced its Amazon Key service that will allow Prime members to authorize Amazon to unlock their door to allow in-home deliveries.
The feature will be embedded in the Amazon Key In-Home Kit, which will consist of a choice of compatible smart locks and the Amazon Cloud Cam, an intelligent in-home security camera.
Yale Locks & Hardware is the first smart-lock provider to announce a product for Amazon Key, the Yale Assure Lock Touchscreen (YRD226-AZ), a smart keyed electronic deadbolt. Using the Amazon Key app, members will receive notifications when deliveries are made, watch the delivery happening live or can review a video of the delivery after it is complete. It also allows a user to grant access to guests or service people by entering a temporarily assigned PIN code via the locks backlit touchscreen.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of this new innovation from Amazon,” said Jason Williams, Yale Residential president. “Yale’s years of expertise in security and smart lock technology and the new Amazon Key service will give Prime members peace of mind and provide a new level of convenience.”
The Amazon Key In-Home Kit is available for pre-order today, Oct. 25, and begins shipping on Nov. 8.