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Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery Review

Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery Review
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It can seem a bit disconcerting to give a giant tech company access to your garage door. After all, most garages have doors into the rest of the house. To be honest, the only reason I’m not worried is because my garage doesn’t have a door in my house. Of course, you can always put a lock on that door and keep it closed when you expect delivery. But Amazon designed the system to make it as secure as possible.

The Amazon Key app lists a number of key guarantees, including that drivers undergo annual background checks and can only access your home once for your selected package. You can also deny access to your garage prior to delivery if you change your mind.

If you’re an Amazon Prime member and a frequent Amazon shopper, I think Amazon Key garage delivery and Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Control are a no-brainer. The system is easy to set up, works well, and is basically free to purchase. You don’t have to worry about parcel theft, and you don’t have to get a neighbor or relative to collect parcels when you are out of town.

MyQ Smart Garage Control also offers its own benefits, including the ability to remotely open and close your door, see the open/close status, and even schedule a door to automatically close at night if it’s left unlocked.

The obvious drawback of the Amazon Key is that this system only works with Amazon or Whole Foods shipments. There is simply no way to give access to USPS, FedEx, or UPS so they can deliver shipments from other retailers in your garage. Would it be cool if Amazon opened this system to those delivery companies? Yes. Is this likely to happen? I doubt it.

For other deliveries, you’ll only have to rely on a video doorbell or parcel delivery box, at least until a competing retailer or startup creates their own version of garage delivery.

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