>> Knock, knock Amazon wants to come into your home to drop off packages. The e-commerce giant on Wednesday unveiling Amazon Key, a lock and camera system that users control remotely to let the delivery guy in. It can also create temporary passcodes for others to enter as well. Reuters correspondent Jeffrey Dastin.
>> This could help Amazon capture more sales. In some cases, customers are concerned about package theft right from their doorstep, they can't come home in time for the delivery, they don't actually know when the delivery is going to occur. This puts Amazon in a competition with others who are working on smart locks such as Next Labs, which is owned by the same company that owns Google, and also August Home.
>> Interested? For Amazon Prime members, it'll set them back about $250, including installation.>> It's not clear how comfortable shoppers will be with the system. Amazon offers to help out or address any concerns if they say there's damage to a property inside your home or there's theft. It is challenging to let someone into your home, to let a stranger to give access ultimately to the cloud and to Amazon and so we'll just see how ready people are for this new technology.
>> If this all sounds familiar, it's because last month, Walmart said it was testing a service to deliver your groceries right to your refrigerator. It's partnering with smart lock company August Home for that. The user gets an alert on the phone and can watch the stocking of the fridge.
Amazon Key goes live November 8th in 37 US locations.