No more ringing bells. THE Amazon is starting to install your system Key for Business in thousands of buildings in United States.
In order to facilitate the work of delivery drivers, the tool allows them to access buildings without having to ring the bell through the Amazon Flex application.
Orders can be left in the lobby with the concierge, for example, or delivered directly to the resident.
For Amazon, Key for Business creates a competitive advantage over its rivals as it makes deliveries easier and faster. It can also make package theft less recurrent, another attraction for the company.
The tool was first announced in 2018. According to a technical assessment published in 2019, the pilot program increased delivery success from 96% to 98%.
A company founded by Jeff Bezos seems to want the system more than ever.
According to information from Associated Press, $100 gift cards and free facilities are being offered to building managers who supposedly have no obligation to inform tenants. about the system.
Allowing easy access to drivers through an Internet-connected application raises concerns about the safety of residents and also the possibility that the platform could eventually be hacked by a third party.
Amazon told the AP that delivery people’s histories are checked and that they only have access to the building after scanning the code on the package in hand, but since the responsibility for notifying tenants rests with the building, residents may end up not consenting to the move.
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