/>
X

Installing the Amazon Key Home Kit

Here's the installation process for the Amazon Key smart lock and Amazon Cloud Cam security camera.

meganwollertonportraits0719-23a
Megan Wollerton
amazon-key-installation-2
1 of 11 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

The Amazon Key Home Kit comes with a smart lock and an Amazon Cloud Cam security camera.

amazon-key-installation-5
2 of 11 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

You can select from among eight different smart locks from Yale or Kwikset. 

amazon-key-installation-6
3 of 11 Tyler Lizenby/CNET
amazon-key-installation-10
4 of 11 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Make sure to get the Amazon Key editions of the lock and the Cloud Cam because they're slightly different than the regular models.

5 of 11 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

The indoor-only Amazon Cloud Cam won an Editors' Choice award in 2017.

amazon-key-installation-1
6 of 11 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

You can either pay an installer through Amazon Home Services or install Amazon Key yourself.

amazon-key-installation-3
7 of 11 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

The lock I got came with a new deadbolt, so that required a complete replacement of my existing deadbolt.

amazon-key-installation-11
8 of 11 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Download the Amazon Key app so you can access your lock and your Cloud Cam remotely.

amazon-key-installation-4
9 of 11 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

If your door doesn't sit flush with your doorframe, you'll have to get it fixed. Otherwise, your door might not actually lock correctly every time (even if the app says it's locked).

amazon-key-installation-8
10 of 11 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

The Amazon Cloud Cam goes inside and is either mounted to a wall or set on a spot that can easily see the front door.

amazon-key-installation-7
11 of 11 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

The process is pretty straightforward, but consider hiring a professional if you have questions about the installation. 

More Galleries

Nintendo Switch: The 37 best games to play in 2021

More Galleries

Nintendo Switch: The 37 best games to play in 2021

38 Photos
2022 Genesis G80 Sport sharpens up

More Galleries

2022 Genesis G80 Sport sharpens up

4 Photos
2020 Perseid meteor shower photos shine bright in a dark year

More Galleries

2020 Perseid meteor shower photos shine bright in a dark year

14 Photos
Mazda MX-30 EV has suicide doors and cork interior trim

More Galleries

Mazda MX-30 EV has suicide doors and cork interior trim

46 Photos
2021 BMW 330e: A plug-in powerhouse

More Galleries

2021 BMW 330e: A plug-in powerhouse

51 Photos
Redesigned Kia Sportage: Movin' on up

More Galleries

Redesigned Kia Sportage: Movin' on up

8 Photos
2022 Audi RS E-Tron GT is an EV that slaps

More Galleries

2022 Audi RS E-Tron GT is an EV that slaps

46 Photos