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Don’t Like Having Packages Sit on Your Front Porch?

Would you be interested in having packages delivered INSIDE your front door when you’re not home? 😳 As an Amazon Prime member, now you can ensure that your packages are delivered safely, which is especially important with the amount of packages that you may start getting around the holidays!

Now Amazon Key lets Prime Members schedule permanent access to your home for family members or allows you to give temporary access to recurring visitors – like dog walkers, house cleaners, or out-of-town guests! You’ll be notified any time your guest locks or unlocks your door. Whoa!


BUT, would you want a complete stranger walking inside your home and checking out your decor, family photos and even your dirty house (gasp!), while placing packages inside your home for you?
If this sounds appealing to you, Amazon Key is for YOU!

Amazon Key is exclusively for Prime members in select cities and surrounding areas. To get started, you’ll need to purchase the Amazon Key In-Home Kit, starting at $249.99. The kit includes: the Amazon Cloud Cam (Key Edition) indoor security camera and a compatible smart lock from Kwikset or Yale.

Then, whenever you’re shopping on Amazon, just select “FREE in-home delivery” at checkout. On delivery day, they’ll notify you just before the delivery and Amazon will authorize the delivery and unlock your door. You can watch the delivery live in the Amazon Key App or see a video of it later. They’ll notify you once the delivery is complete and your door is re-locked.

Would YOU use Amazon Key?

Mary is a senior copywriter with 9+ years in frugal tips & deals. She has a Bachelors in Human Resources Interdisciplinary Studies. Connect with Mary on LinkedIn


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  1. stacey

    Being a USPS carrier, every time I read stuff like this I just have to roll my eyes….okay Amazon we will see about that…..

    • Dee

      I order from Amazon all the time and really have grown to appreciate our mail carriers. When they make the delivery, its usually off to the side, maybe on the chair on the porch or at least where it is out of the way but i will see it. Ups tosses it wherever and more than once has piled things in front of the door so i cant open it to get to them! Ugh.

      • Amanda

        SAME Dee!! Our mail carriers are fantastic and considerate. I can always tell when Fedex or UPS delivers because it’s clearly thrown on the porch or blocks the screen door so I can’t open it.

  2. BergenD

    Wwwhhhat?! Nope.

  3. cm

    Nope… Never…whoever posted about the porch box please let me know where I can purchase one- great idea 😊

    • Truth

      Amazon of course

  4. Amyy

    Come on in! I love the new convinces coming out.

  5. Maxine

    Finally, a way to get my sexy UPS man in my house! 😂

    • Livluv

      Haha! Thanks for the laugh! 😂😂

    • Susan H

      Hahaha thanks for thr laugh

  6. Lacey

    If it was our regular UPS guy or our regular USPS carrier, absolutely! Anyone else, oh hell no.

  7. Nina

    I guess this is a good option for a building like mine, living in the city, where it’s a multi unit building, with double doors and a vestibule for packages where the mail boxes are. They can get in the front door n drop the boxes but not get into the actual building.

  8. Josie

    Doors and locks were invented for a reason. This makes no sense. Even supposedly trustworthy people steal and commit crimes, then some say, “he seemed so nice and honest.” Red flag warnings all over this one.

  9. Angelica

    I don’t even like having family stay at my house while I’m away, so no.

  10. TraceyR

    If you had posted this in April, I would have thought it was an April Fool’s joke hahaha!! I think I’ll let Mr. Brown leave my packages at the door. Plus, I can buy a LOT of other stuff with the $250 I saved. 🙂

  11. Chris

    I watched this on National News last night. You have to buy that $250 kit listed above and the lock (at least $100). You see the person requesting to go in and it’s recorded, you give them the OK to go in with a code. So it’s a bit more secure than it seems but still you are letting a stranger in. I also thought about your homeowners insurance policy. When you give someone a “key” (in this case, virtual) most insurances negate coverage for theft. So that plus spending $350+ on the equipment to do this – no way!

  12. daltonjsmom

    Having had my home burglarized in the last 5 years, I would never agree to this. We now have a security system with cameras OUTSIDE only. I don’t need to be videotaped running around in my pj’s and yelling up the stairs at my teenager to do his homework and turn down the volume. I’d rather fight with a company to replace a single delivery than replace the over $15,000 worth of items we lost last time, including my wedding ring.

  13. Lisa

    My pit bull will attack anyone he doesn’t know so this would not work for us, however the porch box is a great idea for anyone who worries about packages being stolen. Thankfully we don’t have this worry our dog scares everyone off.

  14. Lilianna

    I don’t have a need for this. Never had anything taken yet. However, I have a locked door to a sunroom in front then a locked door to enter my house after that. If I needed this service I would just have separate locks and have them leave it in sunroom. When I’m home and that door is unlocked USPS always opens it and puts the boxes in. He always checks it. Since I work 3rd …if I’m expecting a package I just leave the front one unlocked for him.

  15. JA

    My big issue with this is the possibility however small, of these things getting hacked and someone having access to my home. You do hear cases of baby monitors or even cars getting hacked.

  16. Karissa Garner

    What about pets running out? My cat is a fast one!

  17. Lana

    No way! I watch ” Crim Watch Daily” so definitely big no for me. How scary you never know who that might be.

  18. AOhio

    My dog would lose her mind and bolt out the door!

  19. Susan H

    Would never do it, too much risk involved. I think the Walmart grocery idea is ridiculous too. Someone coming INTO your home while you are not there and putting your groceries away. My dog’s bark is enough to deter ppl away and I like it that way lol

  20. Sarah

    I personally would not want this but my moms house is down a gravel road that has her mailbox far from her house when this are stuffed in her mailbox they go “missing” and it seems to be a common thing going on lately so for the sake of not getting boxes stolen it might would be beneficial for some

    • Sarah

      And like I said with the Walmart post similar to this I would be more open to them having access to a door that leads into a garage where I could still lock my house off from their access

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