This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Key by Amazon. All opinions are 100% mine.
Driving through any American neighborhood you’re guaranteed to spy Amazon packages stacked high and low on porch after porch. Not only do I see packages as I drive around, I see them several times a week stacked in front of the homes we organize. We (particularly busy moms) love the convenience of home delivery, especially when Amazon can offer next day service on almost anything. Honestly, I’m not a frequent user of Amazon – but it’s definitely come through in a pinch. Like a few days ago when one of the kids had a last minute mandatory school supply request and there was no time to run around town locating it. Of course, Amazon had the product and delivered it next day.
When I see packages outside, I wonder how secure they are or how many go missing. Leave it to Amazon – who has been relentlessly innovating – to offer customers faster, safer delivery options.
Meet Key by Amazon – a smart access and delivery innovation that offers convenience and peace of mind.
Yes – that does say “in-garage delivery”.
And yes – it’s safe!
So before you click away – keep reading because you’ll see it in my very own garage.
WHAT IS KEY BY AMAZON AND WHY DO YOU NEED IT?
Amazon recently launched a new in-garage delivery service together with Chamberlain Group, a leader in smart access solutions. Key in-garage delivery is an easy way to protect your packages. Instead of your Amazon packages sitting on the doorstep, they are delivered into the security of your garage. So cool!
By the way, your packages aren’t only secure – consider them sitting outside in hot / rainy weather… or how about when you’re away for an extended period but still have something scheduled for delivery?
The home I am living in is located in a semi-rural area. While I’m out most of the day working with organizing clients, I’d love to know my delivered packages aren’t sitting outside all day.
Key for Garage utilizes 2 products – a myQ Smart Garage Hub by Chamberlain and an optional Amazon Cloud Cam Security Camera…
Both products took all of 15 minutes to set up – including their easy to use apps!…
In addition to monitoring your garage deliveries, the myQ garage door opener lets you open or close the door from anywhere via the app. If you’ve ever left home and questioned whether or not you closed the garage door (*cough cough* no experience with that – ha!), worry no more. Just open the app to touch the screen and your door is closed! You can also monitor kids arriving home from school…or coming home from a night out with friends.
The in-garage delivery service is free for Prime customers. All you need is a myQ smart garage door opener to get started. You can learn more about the service and check if it’s available in your area here.
HOW DOES IT WORK??
Before I really break it down – to put it simply, this is how it works…
Place your Amazon order
You’ll be notified every step of the way – from a notification of a delivery window to confirming the driver is at your address
Receive notification it’s been delivered
If you have the Cloud Cam you can monitor the entire delivery!
See it in action here!…
myQ Smart Garage Hub by Chamberlain
I mentioned set-up couldn’t be easier – I mean that! I started by setting up the myQ Garage Hub. The myQ Smart Garage Hub can make your existing garage opener smart. Note, if you already have a Chamberlain or LiftMaster brand myQ enabled garage door opener you do not need to buy a myQ Smart Garage Hub.
This opener is already super smart for its other amazing benefits, but paired with Key by Amazon – it’s a home run!
SMART GARAGE CONTROL
Open and close your garage door from anywhere with your smartphone through the myQ App
Receive alerts when your garage door opens or closes in real time by setting up customized notifications great for busy families who come and go from the house through the garage
Easy to add functionality to upgrade your existing garage door opener. Compatible with most brands of garage door openers made after 1993 that have standard safety sensors
Wireless installation with easy step by step instructions provided in the myQ App means you’ll be able to enjoy smart garage control in minutes
Securely invite up to three people to control your garage with the myQ Guest Feature (Note: Not intended for guests under the age of 13)
Opening, closing, and receiving garage door status notifications are INCLUDED with myQ App at no additional charge
I started by downloading the myQ app then followed the step by step instructions…
They even have a video in the app to walk you through the process…
No need to worry about pressing several buttons on your garage box – it was one button and so simple to pair…
The door was paired in minutes and already alerting me when last closed…
To open the door, you tap the garage image on the app screen – easy!…
Amazon Cloud Cam
With myQ set up, next was setting up the Amazon Cloud Cam. This security camera has its own set of benefits that make it exceptional!…
With Key by Amazon, watch your delivery happening live or view a video clip of it later.
Get notified when Cloud Cam sees activity in your garage with the Cloud Cam App.
SEE CLEARLY IN THE DARK
Night vision lets you detect what’s happening around the clock. Turn on/off night vision LEDs in the Cloud Cam App.
WORKS WITH ALEXA
Just ask Alexa to show your live feed on your Amazon Fire TV or Echo Show.
LIVES IN THE CLOUD
Cloud Cam’s intelligence lives in the cloud so it is always getting smarter with more advanced alerts, detection, and features.
And it too is easy to set up! After downloading the Key app, I followed the step by step instructions. In minutes the garage door could be seen from my phone…
The app shares reports so you can see when it’s been opened and closed…
Key for Garage frees up time so you can focus on living. No need to wait for or monitor when a package will be delivered so you can quickly grab it off the porch. Rest assured whether you are on a vacation or your child’s baseball game ran into extra innings or you’re stuck in traffic…your package will be delivered safely in your garage.
I’m personally going to be using this service because of our rural location. This would have been amazing in the old house because packages were sometimes left at the end of the driveway in the bushes or near the mailbox. You guys know how far away from the front door that was…
I can personally say this service is a game changer and look forward to knowing my packages will be delivered safely. If you’ve been concerned about your own packages, give the service a try – again, it’s FREE for prime members! Check to see if it’s available in your area.
Back soon with more you guys! Hope you had a great weekend!