Key by Amazon expands its keyless entry offerings
Amazon announced new products, features and services supporting Key by Amazon. New offerings include the all-new Schlage Encode Smart Wi-Fi Deadbolt, the first WiFi-enabled smart lock for Key; Key for Garage; compatibility with the Ring app for access control; and Key for Business, a smart fob for drivers delivering Amazon packages to commercial and residential properties.
The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt is the first WiFi-enabled smart lock for Key, offering an easy-to-use option for a customer who wants to experience a keyless life without any additional hub or hardware. The user will be able to manage comings and goings in the Key app using WiFi. The solution is available for pre-order now for $250 or $300 when bundled with an Amazon Cloud Cam. It will begin shipping to U.S. customers on March 5.
Key for Garage will allow any customer to monitor and control their garage door via the Key app. Also, in addition to receiving deliveries at home and in your car, eligible Amazon Prime members will soon be able to get deliveries in their garage. Key for Garage will be available in the US in Q2 2019.
Ring customers will be able to lock and unlock their Key-compatible smart locks directly from the live feed of their camera in the Ring app. This feature will be rolled out in Q1 2019.
Key for Business is a smart fob for drivers delivering Amazon packages to commercial and residential properties. The technology allows building owners and managers to give controlled access to delivery drivers to drop off Amazon packages to their residents, and eliminate the need for building staff to manually give access each time deliveries are made. This solution is already available.