Five new smart locks hit the Amazon Key platform Thursday. Three new Amazon Key Editions from Kwikset and two from Yale are now available as Amazon adds features like remote lock and unlock and guest access to its in-home delivery service.
Amazon Key, Amazon's in-home package delivery service for Amazon Prime subscribers, lets delivery people leave packages inside your front door with the company's Cloud Cam security camera, a compatible smart door lock and the Amazon Key app. The service is available in 37 cities across the U.S.
If you're looking for an Amazon Key-compatible lock, you'll need to purchase one designed specifically to work with the platform. Until now, Amazon Key users had three Amazon Key Edition options: the $150 Kwikset Convert, the $200 SmartCode914 or the $250 Yale Assure Lock Touchscreen Deadbolt.
Joining the three existing locks are the Kwikset Obsidian, the SmartCode 916 Traditional and the SmartCode 916 Contemporary, each with a new $230 Amazon Key Edition. Yale also added two Amazon Key Editions to the list: The $180 Yale Assure Lock Push Button Deadbolt and the $220 Yale Assure Lock SL Key Free Touchscreen Deadbolt. You can purchase the locks as part of an Amazon Key Home Kit, bundled with the Amazon Cloud Cam. Those bundles range from $250 to $320, depending on which lock you choose.
With Amazon Key's latest update, these Amazon Key Edition locks can help you manage access for friends and family. In addition to in-home delivery, you can lock or unlock your door remotely, share guest access or view motion clips from your Amazon Cloud Cam, all within the Amazon Key app. Amazon Key locks also work with Alexa for voice commands including "Alexa, lock my front door" once the Amazon Key skill is enabled.
These smart features aren't new territory for Kwikset or Yale. Both the Kwikset Obsidian and Yale Assure line of locks include options for pairing the locks with Zigbee or Z-Wave hubs for voice commands and automation. With the addition of these smart locks, Amazon brings the total count of Key-compatible locks up to eight, giving you more options than ever when it comes to smart locks.
For more information on Amazon Key services, visit the Amazon Key website.