Nov 8, 2017

11/08/2017: Will AI relegate metal keys to the junk drawer?

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Today, Amazon started shipping its Amazon Key, a smart lock and camera device that lets delivery workers leave packages inside your home. Smart locks aren't a brand-new invention, but this made us wonder: Will we someday abandon physical keys altogether? Marketplace's Amy Scott talked with Jason Williams of Assa Abloy, a security company with brands including Yale and Emtek, about the future of keyless technology.

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Is the Amazon Key a sign of our lock-less future?

Nov 8, 2017
Maybe those metal keys will stay in your junk drawer forever.
Amazon's Cloud Cam works with the Key.
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Today, Amazon started shipping its Amazon Key, a smart lock and camera device that lets delivery workers leave packages inside your home. Smart locks aren’t a brand-new invention, but this made us wonder: Will we someday abandon physical keys altogether? Marketplace’s Amy Scott talked with Jason Williams of Assa Abloy, a security company with brands including Yale and Emtek, about the future of keyless technology.

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