With almost everything available purchasable items online, a person only needs a one click away without leaving the house is now possible. This is actually, what many people recognize as the modern time in the world with the easier access when using the Internet. Of course, this kind of convenience truly benefited millions of people worldwide and do not have time to visit a local store, supermarket or shopping center.
Given an opportunity to buy a product online, it will be available in the doorstep.
On the other hand, how dependable is a home delivery when purchasing items using the Internet and anticipating for the deliveryman on the stated timeframe? How is the buyer show his or her trust from this kind of service and the safeness of the house when reaching the doorstep? How secure is this type of free service even if the homeowner or family unit is not around to receive the order during the delivery?
If we talk about home safety, one of the most intriguing news online is about the latest announcement of popular web-based e-commerce company Amazon. As detailed from the report RT.com, it seems that the new offered “In-Home” delivery for its Amazon Key Service will permit the deliveryman to enter the house even if the client is not around, but under a requested consent.
The popular e-commerce company made the announcement on Wednesday.
Unfortunately, this new service might put the household into vulnerability because hackers can intrude the property and this is the point of view of the security experts. This is certainly can trigger the beginning of unknown thieves who can steal valuable items inside the house, besides the delivered packers by the designated courier.
According to the reported news, as soon as the deliveryman reaches the exact home address to deliver the item or package and learning the client is not at home, this person immediately send a “secure home access” request to Amazon. The company will them verify if the home address is correct and on time for the delivery.
Afterwards, they can unlock the door of the house by processing an encrypted authentication.
To clear the doubts of the clients, Peter Larsen stated that, “Amazon Key gives customers peace of mind knowing their orders have been safely delivered to their homes and are waiting for them when they walk through their doors.”
Larsen is Amazon’s current vice president of delivery technology.
In addition to the statement of Larsen, the company revealed that they have a high-tech indoor security camera (known as the Cloud Cam) that records the situation before unlocking the door of the house. It added that this kind of special feature would assure “peace of mind” to their clients because the Cloud Cam permits the client to witness the delivery of the package through a real-time monitoring camera.
Amazon likewise explained that the client can review the recorded video through using a Smartphone and determine the activity of the courier inside the house.
Despite of this kind of special feature as part of the “In-Home” delivery, there are doubts that professional hackers can breach the Cloud Cam video and makes it vulnerable. As detailed on the news, expert hacking groups had already victimized several giant online companies like Equifax, NSA, Google and Microsoft, among others through the Internet.
On this matter, it might be possible the valuable items inside the house viewed from the camera footage can become target of potential thieves later on.
According to the statement of Amazon, this latest offered service does not only benefit those people who are expecting delivery items. The company explains that the unlocking of the door through their intelligent security system is useful for the other members of the family who need to enter the house if nobody is around.
A family member can setup the frequency and length of time to enter the house as well as can remove the connections immediately if he or she decides, the reported news added.
The vice president of delivery technology of Amazon added that this newest service is definitely going to improve the shopping experience of a client online.