Amazon Key and Cloudcam delivery and security system

Amazon will launch its new in-home delivery service as of November 8. There, customers who purchase an Amazon Cloud Cam, own a compatible smart lock, and download the accompanying Amazon Key app can grant access for in-home deliveries—and watch the drop-offs live, remotely.

Amazon cloud cam costs $119.99

Not at home? Not a problem.
As a Prime member, get your Amazon packages securely delivered just inside your front door. Plus, grant access to the people you trust, like your family, friends, dog walker, or house cleaner – no more leaving a key under the mat.

Amazon Key is exclusive to Prime members in select cities and surrounding areas. To get started, purchase the Amazon Key In-Home Kit, starting at $249.99. The kit includes: the Amazon Cloud Cam (Key Edition) indoor security camera and a compatible smart lock from Kwikset or Yale.

* Cloud Cam works with Amazon Key In-Home Delivery and Access, exclusively for Prime members in select cities and surrounding areas. An Amazon Key-compatible smart lock is required to activate Amazon Key.
* Visual verification – With Amazon Key, watch your delivery happening live or view a video clip of it later.
* 24/7 monitoring – Check in on your front door any time in 1080p Full HD. Or use the Cloud Cam App to watch the last 24 hours of motion activated video clips for free.
* Notifications – Get notified when Cloud Cam sees activity at your front door with the Cloud Cam App.
See clearly in the dark – Night vision lets you detect what’s happening around the clock.
* Two-way audio – Check in with the family or tell your dog to stop barking at the front door.
* 30 day free trial – Get advanced features like person detection, Zones, and more storage–plus download and share clips with a Cloud Cam subscription

Amazon’s doing what it can to ensure that strangers don’t game its system.

Safety steps : At no time does a password exchange hands.

The day of your delivery you get a four-hour window to expect your package. Amazon confirms that the assigned driver is at the correct address at the intended time through an encrypted authentication process—scanning the package barcode bounces a request to the cloud, where software checks that the time, place, and package all line up. Amazon sends you a notification that delivery is imminent. The Cloud Cam kicks in, the door unlocks, and you can watch either in real-time or check back .

11 thoughts on “Amazon Key and Cloudcam delivery and security system”

  1. So this is a technological solution to try to compensate for the fact that some people live in scummy neighbourhoods?

    Why not just “invent” a bigger, locking, mailbox?

    • when you’re a tech company..everything begins to look like a nail…er wait..but you get the idea. now they get a subscription based service that is also vendor locked in.

      A fortified mail box only buys the box.

  2. Odds that a subpoena to Amazon will unlock your front door? 100%.

    Odds that the camera occasionally looks at you and reports to amazon? 100%.

    Everyone I have talked to (IRL) is either freaked out by this or laughing at the stupidity.

  3. Clearly not suitable for most – but I suppose if there are some Amazon customers who can use it, it’s a market worth addressing. They’d have to have little worth stealing yet be ordering things worth protecting from theft, no pets that might run out, sufficient amount of theft to worry about, ability to mount the camera outside (not an apartment, not all condos), etc. They should probably advertize it with lots of disclaimers for the benefit of stupid people though.

  4. A hacking potential of epic proportions. A single exploit being found and revealed by some charitable white-hat hacker, but specially one sold or exploited by some meany black-hat, would result in the potential burglary of thousands of properties, before it gets patched.

    So, thanks but no thanks. I’ll keep my old style keys and locks and ask for a notification of delivery if nobody’s home.

  5. Yes yes and internet connected front door lock. What could go wrong? It’ll be secured with the best encryption say something like WPA2.

    If I was a gang in to B&E then I would have members work as couriers for Amazon so that they could get a feel for which houses seem to be worth breaking in to while dropping off packages. A month or so later you’d hit the good houses.

    This whole idea seems to be forged from stupid. Best of all I get to pay $250 for the privilege of exposing your house to random people working in the gig economy because they can’t pass a substance abuse test for a normal job. In the last two years I have had two packages stolen from my porch. On average I have three packages delivered every two days. Even if I had to pay for the losses this device would have a ROI of about a decade.

  6. OK, seriously, are there a lot of people out there handing out their house keys to family, non-immediate relatives, the pizza delivery guy? I don’t think so.

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