The service is called Amazon Key and the indoor security camera has been named the Amazon Cloud Cam.
An Amazon Key In-Home Kit includes an Amazon Cloud Cam and a compatible smart lock, by manufacturers Yale and Kwikset, and starts at $249.99.
The service is available exclusively for Amazon Prime members, who already receive perks such as anytime delivery, speedy shipping and an awesome return process, to name a few. Each time a delivery driver requests access to a customer's home, Amazon verifies the correct driver is at the right address at the right time.
When a messenger arrives, the Cloud Cam sends a signal to unlock the front door. It's pairing the service, which it plans to make available in 37 cities next month, with a camera so users will have intelligence inside and outside their homes, presumably boosting trust and lowering creepiness. "Now, Prime members can select in-home delivery and conveniently see their packages being delivered right from their mobile phones".
Users can also download the Amazon Key app, which will enable them to track a delivery and even watch the delivery as it happens or review the video once the delivery is complete.
"Amazon Key gives customers peace of mind knowing their orders have been safely delivered to their homes and are waiting for them when they walk through their doors", Peter Larsen, vice president of delivery technology at Amazon, said in a statement.