With the updated Amazon Key app, you can now get your packages delivered safely inside your garage when you are not home.
If you are worried about your Amazon packages being left vulnerable to the elements, or worse, victim of “porch pirates” then this might be for you. Starting today, Amazon Prime members in the US can have their packages safely delivered inside their garages.
The service is an expansion of Amazon’s existing Amazon Key service that lets drivers accessing your home or the trunk of your car to deliver packages when you are not there. Giving access to your garage is probably safer and less invasive than to your entire home. And let’s face it, how often is your car parked at home when you’re away?
In order to use the new service, you will need a myQ-compatible garage door opener from Chamberlain or LiftMaster. If you don’t, Amazon still has a solution for you. They will sell you a myQ Smart Garage Hub to add to your existing garage door opener. Currently there is an introductory offer to get one for just $50 instead of the regular price of $80.
Of course, you also need to be an Amazon Prime member. But seriously, who is not nowadays?
As of today, Key by Amazon now covers a total of 50 cities across the US, thanks to 13 new additions that include Las Vegas, Fresno, and Rochester. Key for Garage is available in every city where Key by Amazon is available.
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