My post is only sharing. It's purpose is not an advertisement or to promote any product or service from Amazon.
I just received an email that Amazon is introducing their new Amazon Key <In-home delivery and guest access> What??? Once you read what this product is all about, I'd enjoy your thoughts, would you buy the Amazon Key In-Home kit <or similar> for parcel deliveries? Even for family, friends, house cleaners, and dog walkers <etc.> to use?
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I frequently buy items from Amazon and I very much like my prime membership, however, I’m not keen on this new product/service, specific for parcel deliveries, regardless if it’s provided by Amazon or any other online source. The simple reason I wouldn't buy this, is it’s important for me to do the best I can to stay in charge of the privacy, security, and treasures in my home. My belief is if I willingly give access to the interior of my home, I run the risk of less than a desirable outcome. Even with the immediate notification with this <particular> system <app> that my door has been opened, items delivered and the door re-locked, along with my ability to watch the delivery take place, there’s that unfortunate chance that within seconds bad things could happen. When I bought my first house, I learned quickly to keep my garage door closed, not because it wasn’t a showcase, however, to “keep the honest, honest.” With this new Amazon Key service, I would not want to be that “one” case where the individual who has access to the inside of my home would not be honest. I would be mortified if that one tiny item that can never be replaced is quickly put into a pocket.
What are your thoughts? Do you have any experiences with something like this?
♣Get packages just inside your front door. Shop on Amazon and select “FREE in-home delivery” at checkout. On delivery day, we’ll notify you just before the delivery. Amazon will authorize the delivery and unlock your door. You can watch the delivery live in the Amazon Key App or see a video of it later. We’ll notify you once the delivery is complete and your door is relocked.
♣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.
In closing, I know that there are many other options available to enhance surveillance of the activity around exterior access points of a property. If I reach the need to monitor the deliveries of items at my front door, I'd probably go that route. <Laughing, I'd need to conduct a survey here as to the best way to accomplish that! We could ask Grinler to start a DIY forum category >