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1. Amazon Key to let couriers drop Prime customers' packages inside the house

Amazon on Wednesday announced that it would launch a new program called Amazon Key to leave packages for Prime members inside their homes. Amazon Key works with the online retail giant's new internet-connected security camera, Amazon Cloud Cam, paired with a "smart" lock customers can use to let delivery people enter their home. A courier will scan the barcode on a package. If the package is at the correct home, the door will unlock and the Cloud Cam will start recording. The Prime customer will then receive a message confirming that the package was delivered, plus a video of the delivery taking place. With a launch date of Nov. 8, a Cloud Cam, smart lock, and free installation bundle will cost $249.99, with individual cameras running $120.

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