Amazon Key in-garage deliveries are available for Prime customers

Joanna Estrada
April 24, 2019

To take advantage of this delivery option you'll need a Chamberlain or LiftMaster myQ-connected Wi-Fi garage door opener or a myQ Smart Garage Hub, which will let you add connectivity to your existing setup.

The oddly-named Key for Garage is part of Amazon Key, which is a service whereby Amazon will put your package in the boot of your vehicle (same problem as the garage, TBH) or directly inside your house to avoid the (significant) problem of package thievery.

"We know it is important to keep innovating to make delivery as convenient as possible for customers, which is why we're excited to now have Key for Garage available", Key by Amazon General Manager Rohit Shrivastava said in a statement.

The existing Key by Amazon system covers 50 U.S. cities, and Key for Garage will be available in all the same ones, as long as you have Amazon Prime.

Available today in 50 US cities, Amazon's direct-to-garage delivery service is being offered for free to the company's more than 100 million Prime members.

In order to use Key for Garage, consumers must have a myQ-compatible garage door opener, which usually costs $80, but Amazon is offering a discount for $50. With that same tech, the customer will also be able to check if their garage door is closed or open via their mobile device.

This follows Amazon's other Key delivery options: in-home delivery, which launched in 2017, and in-car delivery, which rolled out in 2018. Additionally, any customer in the USA can use Key for Garage to manage access to their garage via the Key by Amazon app. At the time of delivery, the system verifies the process, turns on the Cloud Cam home monitoring camera, opens the garage door, records the package being placed inside the garage and the door being shut. "With Key by Amazon, homeowners no longer have to reorganize their life to receive packages". Key uses the company's proprietary MyQ technology. "For us, this is all about delivering security, convenience and control in the hands of our customers".

A screengrab of an Amazon In-Garage order.

And although the service might seem a little too intimate for some, it might be slightly less unsettling than Amazon Key's current service that allows deliveries inside people's unattended homes and trunks of their cars. To learn more, visit amazon.com/key. "MyQ" is Chamberlain's term for its WiFi-enabled garage door openers. For more information visit chamberlaingroup.com.

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