Amazon.com is going to start delivering packages not just to doorsteps, but inside homes as well.
The new service, called Amazon Key, incorporates a smart lock fitted to a customer’s door, as well as a new Amazon security camera to record the movements of the delivery person, the company said Wednesday. Amazon will also sell its Cloud Cam as a standalone piece of hardware, moving the e-commerce giant into the home security market and setting it up to compete with traditional players including Netgear Inc. as well as newer entrants like Alphabet’s Nest Labs.
Doors will be opened for delivery only if the relevant driver is verified by Amazon’s system, and the driver is never given keys or codes to unlock doors manually. The service, a perk available only to Amazon’s premium Prime subscription users, starts at $250. The In-Home Kit includes an Amazon Cloud Cam and one of several …