It might seem a bit scary to give a giant tech company access to your garage door. After all, most garages have doors leading out to the rest of the house. To be honest, the only reason I wasn’t worried was because my garage doesn’t have a front door into my house. Of course, you can always just put a lock on this door and keep it locked when you wait for a delivery. But Amazon designed the system to make it as secure as possible.
The Key by Amazon app lists a number of key protection measures, including the fact that drivers undergo annual background checks and can only access your home once for your specific plan. You can also deny access to your garage prior to delivery if you change your mind.
If you are an Amazon Prime member and frequent Amazon buyer, I think Key by Amazon garage delivery and Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Control are a no-brainer. The system is easy to set up, works well, and is essentially free. You don’t have to worry about packages being stolen or asking a neighbor or relative to pick up packages when you are out of town.
The MyQ smart garage control also brings its own benefits, including the ability to open and close your door remotely, see its open / close status and even schedule your door to close automatically for the night if it does. remains open.
The obvious downside to Key by Amazon is that this system only works for Amazon or Whole Foods deliveries. There is simply no way to give access to USPS, FedEx, or UPS so that they can place deliveries from other retailers to your garage. Would it be great if Amazon opened up this system to these delivery companies? Yeah. Is this likely to happen? I doubt.
For other deliveries, you’ll just have to rely on a video doorbell or parcel delivery box, at least until a competing retailer or startup creates their own version of garage delivery.