“Amazon Key” launches — draws skeptics

“Amazon Key is a service exclusively for Prime members that radically improves the convenience of receiving deliveries,” the e-commerce provider announced. “Amazon Key enables in-home delivery and secure home access for guests and service appointment.”

But the announcement drew skeptics: “Amazon wants to let strangers into your house and train a surveillance camera on your front door. Oh, and they’d like you to pay them $250 for the privilege.

Skeptical? So are many who saw today’s announcement of “Amazon Key,” a new service to make home deliveries even more convenient, available exclusively to Amazon Prime members.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

One thought on ““Amazon Key” launches — draws skeptics”

  1. This may make sense in cities ( like rows of brownstones in New York) where leaving a package on a doorstep is crazy- but then leaving a delivery person in your home (when your not home) in New York is– living in the digital age. ?

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