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Amazon to sell smart locks so it can slip packages into your home

Customers can create temporary passcodes for friends and other services professionals to enter as well

Reuters Inc has plans to drop off packages directly into shoppers' homes. The world's largest online retailer on Wednesday announced Amazon Key, a lock and camera system that users control remotely to let delivery associates slip goods into their houses. The move, in the works for more than a year, may help Amazon capture sales from shoppers who could not make it home to receive an order in person, and did not want the package stolen from their doorstep. It also signals Amazon's ambitions in the growing market for home security devices, where Alphabet ...

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First Published: Wed, October 25 2017. 21:10 IST