The e-commerce giant has been exploring and thinking of different ways to deliver customers’ orders more efficiently, conveniently and securely.
Remember last February when Amazon’s patent for “in-flight release (of a package) from an unmanned aerial vehicle” was made public? It was an idea that was straight out of a movie – packages just landing on your backyards. We haven’t heard about that again though.
Although that delivery system sounds cool, it doesn’t really offer a solution to an increasing number of “Amazon package theft” incidents. Yes, package theft is on the rise.
According to CNBC, Amazon is currently working on two solutions: to ship packages straight to your car’s trunk and inside your home through a smart doorbell device.
The report says that the company is in talks with Phrame, the maker of smart license plate frames that enables in-trunk delivery, on-demand services, car-sharing & secure radio-frequency-proof car key storage. Users will be able to put their car keys inside a box in the smart license plate frame and unlock it through a smart phone app to allow access for delivery drivers.
The second option is a smart doorbell that will give the delivery person a one-time access to your home – umm, not sure that’s a good idea.
Amazon hasn’t confirmed this yet, as well as Phrame. Guess, we’ll just have to wait and see.