My 2 Cents: Amazon Wants To Leave Deliveries In Garages

Wednesday, April 24th 2019, 11:20 pm
By: News 9, Kelly Ogle

It was just a short story in Tuesday's 5 p.m. newscast, in fact, it was the "kicker." That, usually offbeat, story is suppose to get people talking. And boy, did this one get people talking. Even in our studio after the newscast. 

Amazon wants inside your garage, I mean, while you're not there. They're calling it "Key for Garage."  At first blush, it left most people a little unnerved but they kind of gradually warmed up to it.

Knowing that "porch pirates" are lurking in virtually every neighborhood these days, Amazon has a new program to drop off your deliveries inside your garage.
You'll be notified on the day of the delivery, and be given a 4-hour wind down for the delivery time.

When the driver gets there, they'll notify Amazon and you with their hand held scanner, and then fire up your garage door opener. If you have an Amazon garage camera you can watch the delivery in real time.

Amazon is just getting a little too comfortable in my home and life for my comfort. I mean, the Alexa speakers are all over the house listening in on our conversations, they want drones to bomb my house with delivery packages, the ones that they don't stash in my garage. 

I don't know if I can get use to all of this or not...can you? 

I'm Kelly Ogle and that's My 2 Cents.