There was no mention of this change in the press release that includes news about new services and products from Key by Amazon. And existing landing pages for the keyless entry products still use Amazon Key, while the press release calls it now Key by Amazon.
New Products and Services
Amazon announced new products, features and services supporting Key by Amazon, which puts security, convenience, and control in the hands of customers to offer one common benefit that everyone can enjoy—the magic of being key-free.
New offerings include the all-new Schlage Encode Smart Wi-Fi Deadbolt, the first WiFi-enabled smart lock for Key; Key for Garage with Chamberlin Group (CGI); 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.
“For the past year, we’ve been thrilled to see how customers have benefited from Key by Amazon. We started with the idea of in-home package delivery and quickly learned that our customers found peace of mind and delight from the control Key gives them over their most important place—their homes—even when they aren’t there themselves. Key puts security, convenience, and control in the hands of our customers and we are excited to expand Key and open up more possibilities for them.”
Rohit Shrivastava, GM of Key by Amazon
Open for Convenience
The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt is the first WiFi-enabled smart lock for Key, offering an innovative, easy-to-use option for any customer who wants to experience the magic of a keyless life without any additional hub or hardware.
Open for Ease
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 their car, eligible Amazon Prime members will soon be able to get deliveries in their garage.
Key for Garage is made possible by integrating Key with CGI’s proprietary myQ-connected technology.
Open for Ring
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.
For example, when a dog sitter arrives, customers can pull up the live feed using your Ring Video Doorbell, verify it’s their sitter, and unlock their Yale, Kwikset, or Schlage lock with the push of a button right in the Ring app.
Open for Business
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.
Through Key for Business, building staff can monitor driver entries, and manage delivery hours, freeing them up to focus on their real priority: the building residents.
Key for Business works with most building access systems and is currently available to hundreds of buildings across the country, including apartment properties owned by WinnCompanies, Avalon, Kettler, and more.
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