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Amazon Announces “Amazon Key”

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  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Amazon has announced “Amazon Key,” a new service that lets you get packages delivered inside your home. From the press release:

    This state-of-the-art technology doesn’t simply replace a key with a digital passcode. Each time a delivery driver requests access to a customer’s home, Amazon verifies that the correct driver is at the right address, at the intended time, through an encrypted authentication process. Once this process is successfully completed, Amazon Cloud Cam starts recording and the door is then unlocked. No access codes or keys are ever provided to delivery drivers. And, for added peace of mind, in-home delivery is backed by Amazon’s Happiness Guarantee.

    Uh, fuck no.

  2. justin.

    Trusted Supporter

    I don't even give my relatives keys to my house. I'm sure as hell not giving Amazon and their Could Cam access to my house. I wonder if this will go the same way as their "drone delivery"?
  3. omgrawr

    That loneliness is not a function of solitude.

    Fuck no, indeed.
  4. Bayside 182

    Wolverine Supporter

    this is an over reach. I don't even see the big need for this.
  5. Max_123

    Nope. Prestigious

    Who exactly is asking for this?
  6. SEANoftheDEAD


    It's insane that Amazon thought this was a good idea, and whoever actually uses it is insane, as well.
  7. Oddpac87

    Trusted Prestigious

    I am by no means the "oh no, big brother is watching" type of person, but holy shit this is absolute insanity.
  8. Yeah....I'd rather my packages be stolen then allow strangers in my home unsupervised.
  9. heymattrick

    Pool Boy at the Vampire Mansion

    Package delivery theft is an insane issue around here, I hear about it on the news all the time. I get Amazon packages delivered probably once a week if not more, and I actually have them delivered to my mom’s house instead of where I live since I trust her neighborhood more than mine. Interesting solution, don’t even understand how it would work and don’t know how I feel about it. Certainly not a “fuck no” but don’t think I’ll be signing up anytime soon.
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  10. Eric Wilson

    Trusted Prestigious

    No way.
  11. ibanez966


    The best part is you have to pay $250 for their "Key Kit" to even start using the service
  12. White

    Cum for the Cum God. Prestigious

    Anyone who signs up for this deserves to be burgled into oblivion.
  13. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    Maybe i'd do this, if I had another locked door like 4 feet after my front door. He could just leave it in a little hallway type thing.
  14. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    lol wow.
  15. Dog Fish


    @Jason Tate not even with the Amazon Happiness Guarantee?
  16. Max_123

    Nope. Prestigious

    I see you're in Denver, what part?
  17. Micah511

    and I can sail with no direction Supporter

    I haven't seen a single person think this was a good idea. Not exactly sure what they were thinking here.
  18. CMilliken


  19. DoctorM

    Newbie Supporter

    I can think of a situation where this could actually be a good idea. My sister lives in a condo on the second floor above several businesses. There is a locked door that leads to the steps up to 4 condos. Each condo has its own deadbolted door. She can never get packages delivered because they would be on a busy sidewalk. If the delivery guy could get through the first door and leave it, it would be a better option for the people in the condos than leaving on the sidewalk.
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  20. Fucking Dustin

    Hey now we'll be okay Supporter

    Can we just take all the money spent/that will be spent on developing this idea and use it to make more things prime eligible
  21. Fucking Dustin

    Hey now we'll be okay Supporter

    Or better yet use it all to make the Amazon Prime video items not require additional purchase on top of the damn subscription
    suicidesaints and jco3 like this.
  22. Zip It Chris

    Be kind; everyone is on their own journey.

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  23. scottlechowicz

    Trusted Supporter

    This seems like a really silly (and apparently needlessly complicated) solution to a real problem that exists.

    Seems like this could be solved by allowing people to select a preferred delivery window or something along those lines to ensure they are home to receive the package. That can’t be any more difficult than this?
  24. Sean Murphy

    Prestigious Supporter

    I'm wondering, at what point does amazon cut out the middleman and create their own delivery service, which could allow a fully customized delivery process. I'm not saying an amazon driver is any different than a UPS driver in terms of letting a stranger into your home, but if they controlled the means of delivery, you could perhaps request a specific timeframe or day, etc. so ensure you are there to receive the package.

    THIS application however, is moronic.
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  25. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    Maybe they could put intense shock collars on every driver that also have GPS and if they go even remotely off course in the home they get a borderline death shock.