Garage Door: The Next Big Thing: In-Garage Delivery
Good news homeowners! Chamberlain Group (CGI), and Amazon have just announced their latest partnership to offer in-garage delivery. If you are an Amazon Prime member and have a myQ-connected garage door opener, you may soon be eligible to take advantage of this amazing new service. Key for Garage gives Prime members the option to choose secure, worry-free in-garage delivery as part of Key by Amazon service. All customers will be able to monitor and control their myQ-connected opener remotely via the Key app to allow packages to be delivered in their garage.
What does this mean?
This grants Amazon delivery drivers the ability to deliver your package in a secure location, without stepping foot in your home. Worried about leaving that expensive package on the front porch while you’re at work? Fret no more! Jeff Meredith, CGI president and COO says, “A self-contained extension of the home, the garage offers a convenient destination for packages that solves current delivery hurdles such as potential theft and missed deliveries.” Key for Garage will give you the peace of mind with an alternative for your packages to be delivered securely.
How does it work?
Prime members who live in one of 37 cities and surrounding areas will be able to choose “In-garage delivery” at checkout when they shop on Amazon.com. On delivery day, customers receive notifications via the Key app during every step of the delivery process, from when the package is en-route, to the when garage door opens for the driver to deliver the package and then securely closes. Customers with a Cloud Cam can also choose to watch their delivery occur in real-time. Before the garage door opens, Amazon verifies that the correct driver is at the right address through an encrypted authentication process. Once this process is successfully completed, the door opens, and the driver will not move on to their next delivery until the garage door closes. Watch this video explaining the process:
Key by Amazon puts security, convenience, and control in the hands of home and business owners to deliver one common benefit—the magic of being key-free. In addition to Key for Garage, customers can also enjoy Key for Home and Key for Car. Through these Key solutions, eligible Prime members have the option to select in-home and in-car delivery. Key for Home customers can also use Key for complete home access management for family, guests, renters, service providers like dog walkers or caretakers, and more.
While this service is not available until later in 2019, you can get a jump-start by installing a new opener equipped with the technology needed for Key for garage delivery. Sign up here to be notified when this service is available and contact us today to install your new opener.