Amazon Key now available across the US

By Chris Dawson April 5, 2018 - 7:13 pm

Amazon Key’s smart entry features is now available to all customers across the US, including keyless entry, remote lock and unlock, and guest access. The in-home delivery feature continues to be available only to Prime members in 37 select cities and surrounding areas.

Amazon also added a new feature to Amazon Key: entry and exit clips for guests, friends, and family. With this feature, customers have the option to view motion video clips of a person entering or leaving when the door is locked or unlocked. This provides customers with increased peace of mind and security with real-time notifications and the ability to watch the clips at their own convenience. Customers can turn on or off the entry and exit clips feature at any time in the Amazon Key App.

“Customers have told us that they love how easy it is to use Amazon Key for keyless entry and door monitoring from anywhere with the Amazon Key App. It’s a great service for busy families; you no longer have to worry about giving keys to service providers like house cleaners, instead you can give them their own code right from your Amazon Key App. We’re excited that customers across the country can now take advantage of these convenient features.”
– Rohit Shrivastava, General Manager, Amazon Key

Some people may be wary of a keyless lock, but it sure beats leaving a key under the mat. Plenty of people already have a keylock outside their house with a spare key able to be unlocked with a combination – Amazon Key is better than this as you can generate different codes and get video footage of anyone entering or leaving your house. Airbnb landlords will definitely find it more convenient than getting physical keys to their tenants.

Their are now five new smart locks from lock manufacturers Kwikset and Yale to choose from, expanding the selection to a total of eight state-of-the-art smart locks available in three finishes as part of the Amazon Key Home Kit. Some of the new features include full touch screen keyless entry for added security and contemporary new styles to fit the aesthetic of any door.

For a limited time, customers can purchase the Amazon Key Home Kit at a special price, with savings between $109.99-139.99 per Kit. The Kit includes an Amazon Cloud Cam (Key Edition) and one of eight compatible smart locks.

As before, Prime members in 37 cities and surrounding areas across the US have the added benefit of being able to opt in to in-home delivery. Amazon Key in-home delivery is available on tens of millions of items sold on at no extra cost for Prime members. Amazon Key works with Same-Day, Two-Day, and Standard Shipping. Once set-up is complete, receiving in-home delivery is as simple as a click: customers select “in-home” while shopping and Amazon handles the rest.

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