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Old 25th April 2018
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Amazon Wants A Key to Your Car

Why not just leave your house front door unlocked?

https://www.grahamcluley.com/now-ama...s-to-your-car/

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Re: Amazon Wants A Key to Your Car

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Why not just leave your house front door unlocked?


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That is exactly what is happening, people leave their front dorrs open for deliveries. The car is now the next daft idea

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Re: Amazon Wants A Key to Your Car

I'd settle for them ringing the bell or putting packages in the unlocked porch as instructed rather than by an unused external door in the rain.
I'm sure my insurance would be delighted that I let a third party have remote access to unlock my car too.
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Re: Amazon Wants A Key to Your Car

Reading the text, the delivery person requests the car owner to unlocked the vehicle when ready to deliver and then requests the car to be locked whenn delivery completed. The weakest link could be the speed and availability of a mobile phone signal for the delivery person to talk to the person receiving the goods and the car owner transmitting instructions to the car.
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Re: Amazon Wants A Key to Your Car

Daft idea. Lots of filling station forecourts now have "access lockers" so delivery drivers can leave packages in a secure location and they text you a code to unlock them. Something similar in your porch might be an idea. Or how about just using one of these click and collect locations - our local sainsburys offers this service and we have used it for argos mail order stuff.
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Daft idea. Lots of filling station forecourts now have "access lockers" so delivery drivers can leave packages in a secure location and they text you a code to unlock them. Something similar in your porch might be an idea. Or how about just using one of these click and collect locations - our local sainsburys offers this service and we have used it for argos mail order stuff.
I use Argos C & C for a lot of Ebay purchases. In fact the seller is often chosen by whether they offer this service.

Having up to 5 days to collect means that it is usually possible collect more than one item at a time, saving having to answer the door each time, when I would prefer to be outside, photographing.

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Re: Amazon Wants A Key to Your Car

I’m perfectly happy for every random amazon delivery driver to have access to my vehicle and to be able to claim later that my locking signal must have arrived too late to prevent some nasty thief from nicking it.

What can possibly go wrong?
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