Would you let stranger into your home in order to not miss a package?
Amazon is banking on the idea that you will with its new Amazon Key service.
The retail giant is launching the service on Nov. 8 for members of its Prime service but it won’t be cheap.
In order to allow Amazon’s drivers into your home to deliver packages when you aren’t there you need a kit that starts at $249.99.
The kit includes the items needed to use the service. Namely a security camera, Cloud Cam and a smart lock.
The feature will not only be for Amazon deliveries either. According to the company it can be used to allow family or friends into your home, as well as house cleaners, dog walkers or anyone else you would like to allow to traverse your residence while you aren’t home, according to CNN.
Amazon drivers would be given a one time access code to enter your home and deliver packages.
But social media users do not seem to be too eager to give it a shot.
What a horrible idea. How about a lockbox outside my front door. I’m not letting random strangers into the house.
— Jeff Rauseo (@JeffRauseo) October 25, 2017
Amazon Key has so much potential for bad situations. Rape, assault, hidden cams, theft… Service sounds great but a hacker could do damage
— Raymund ∞ (@Raymundg15) October 25, 2017
Alternate headline: Amazon Key is the new way to lose your pets when an unsuspecting courier opens the door. This won’t work. https://t.co/tbfYbDRl1y
— Ken Bruno (@kenbruno) October 25, 2017
Yay! Amazon Key combines the Telescreen from 1984 and access to our homes just like the Thought Police!https://t.co/6BJ1efnSrN
— Blake Linton (@BlakeLinton) October 25, 2017
Shorter Amazon Key: Prevent thieves stealing packages off your porch by giving strangers full access to your house. pic.twitter.com/mSuQfJfCTU
— Rus McLaughlin (@rusmclaughlin) October 25, 2017
And proving that nothing can make news without race being mentioned, we give you these hot takes.
That Amazon Key might be nice in theory but em..black people don’t fit in that theory. In before the courier gets shot for “trespassing”. pic.twitter.com/nxOxS70GaN
— Genki Dama (@jollofricejim) October 25, 2017
Are they going to keep a tally of the black delivery people that are shot and killed? https://t.co/qrZqwvkBJt
— Slacks (@JaySlacks) October 25, 2017
All you Black Amazon delivery drivers, don’t let Amazon Key get you caught up. Leave the packages on the porch https://t.co/nCX9cAGPC8
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) October 25, 2017
If you’re black and you deliver packages for Amazon, you better NOT enter someone’s house. Amazon Key or not, don’t play yourself ☝?
— ashley (@_thegoodonesgo) October 25, 2017
Notice how all the Amazon key ads don’t show black delivers. I wonder why?
— Braeden Garden (@platinumarch2) October 25, 2017
Headline: Homeowner that shot the 41yr old Black Amazon Courier shot 78 times found not guilty self defense…….. pic.twitter.com/OXIWSumMxU
— Tru Finesse (@Mr_Motivation86) October 25, 2017
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