In late 2017, Amazon introduced the ability for select Prime members to have packages delivered not just to their front porch, but inside of their home. After that, Amazon announced they could then deliver packages right inside your car. This week, the company announced that if all of those options aren’t suitable, they can deliver packages to your garage with Key for Garage.
Using the Chamberlain Group’s proprietary myQ-connected technology, your Amazon delivery person will be able to open up your garage door, deliver a package, then make sure everything is secured as they leave. With that same tech, the customer will also be able to check if their garage door is closed or open via their mobile device.
If you didn’t want a stranger having access to your home or car to deliver packages, the garage was the next logical step.
Now, getting this functionality is pretty wordy, so I’ll let Amazon handle it.
If you already have a myQ-connected garage door opener, all you need to do is link your Amazon and myQ accounts in the Key by Amazon app and you’re ready to go. Otherwise, you can purchase one of two Key Smart Garage Kits: the myQ Smart Garage Hub—which lets you add connectivity to your existing garage door opener—or a new myQ-connected Chamberlain or LiftMaster Wi-Fi garage door opener. You can also choose to add an Amazon Cloud Cam (Key Edition) to either kit so you can see your garage any time via the livestream or view clips of entries, including deliveries. Additionally, any customer in the U.S. can use Key for Garage to manage access to their garage via the Key by Amazon app.
The whole package (Cloud Cam + Smart Hub) will cost you $125 for a limited time. If you all you need is the Smart Hub, the price is $50. The only reason you’ll need the camera is for video receipts.
To see if your setup is compatible and if you live in an area supported, look here.
Key for Garage Link
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