Amazon, working together with Yale and Kwiset, has managed to launch a new smart security camera that makes it possible for home deliveries to be made even when you are away from home. Amazon Key and Amazon Cloud Cam were this Wednesday officially launched for market consumption. Amazon Key is set to be made available to homes across 37 cities in the U.S. from the 8th of November. For Prime members, delivery via Amazon Key comes at no extra cost. Amazon Cloud Cams are available to Prime members at retail rates starting from $249.99 and come with a compatible lock system. If one chooses to purchase the Cloud Cam separately ten they can do so at rates starting from $119.99. The locks are however not manufactured directly by Amazon but by Yale and Kwiset.
Users of Amazon Key have the ability to track their deliveries and get real-time recordings of the delivery or can be able to watch it later form the Amazo Key application. This delivery system uses Amazon’s Alexa voice assist and thus footage of deliveries can be viewed from any Alexa compatible device. with every delivery, Amazon has to verify that the intended driver is indeed at the right address. Once this is verified, the door is unlocked and the Cloud Cam begins to record the footage. The camera features such as night vision and two-way audio capabilities a built in microphone and the fact that it shoots in full HD makes it easier for you to see what goes on at any time of the day and night as well as communicate with family members and pets as well remotely.
For efficient storage and in order to maximize the full potential of this smart security delivery system, Amazon is offering a basic subscription package of $69 per month for the ability to store up to 7 days of footage from up to 3 cameras. One can alternatively opt for the $199 per month subscription that gives the subscriber access to up to 30 days worth f footage from 10 cameras.