Amazon Key Available Nationwide, In-home Delivery For Prime Still Limited

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You can now let people into your home when you are gone with the help of Amazon Key. The feature first launched in October of last year in limited areas; now Amazon has announced that it is available nationwide. Prime members in 37 cities can continue to take advantage of optional in-home delivery.

It's easy to confuse the in-home delivery option with Key, however, to be clear the in-home delivery isn’t available nationwide and is the feature that allows Prime members to unlock their home and let delivery drivers into their home to stash packages. Amazon Key is the feature that includes keyless entry to your home, remote unlock and lock, and guest access.

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Amazon has added a new feature with the nationwide rollout: entry and exit clips for guests, friends, and family. That features gives the home owner the ability to view motion clips of a person entering or leaving when the door is locked or unlocked. The feature can be turned on and off at any time using 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," said Rohit Shrivastava, General Manager, Amazon Key. "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."

Amazon says that Key will make lives easier in many ways. You never have to leave a key under the floor mat; unlocking and locking doors is achieved with the Key App and users can give guests codes to access the home. The app can also stream live views of the floor anytime and gives two-way audio and notifications when the door is locked or unlocked.

New locks are available supporting Amazon Key from Kwikset and Yale with five products to choose from. That brings the total selection to eight Key compatible locks. The Amazon Key Home Kit includes a Cloud Cam Key Edition and one of the eight compatible locks starts at $169.99 per kit.