Schlage's new smart lock lets Amazon drop packages inside your home

New collaboration gives its deadbolt the Amazon Key

Schlage's new smart lock has Amazon Key
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Schlage has joined forces with Amazon for its new Connect Smart Deadbolt smart lock, which will allow users to authorize entry to select guests and even have have packages delivered inside their home.

The lock is much like Schlage's existing Connect Smart Deadbolt, but this time it's offering Zigbee support, which lets it work with Amazon Key to grant access to guests. Users will be able to create profiles for visitors and choose whether they should be granted recurring or temporary access.

There's a big keypad on the lock that will let visitors enter a PIN number, but there's also a deadbolt lock should you ever need to revert to the classic key routine.

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Users will be able to remotely lock and unlock the door using the Amazon Key app, but only when paired with the Amazon Cloud Cam. They'll get an always-on stream, real-time notification and recorded clips for keeping an eye on who's coming in and out.

Amazon says that Prime members in select cities and surrounding areas will also be able to opt-in for in-home delivery.

You can get the new Zigbee version of the lock for $199 alone, or in a package deal that includes the Amazon Cloud Cam for $269. Schlage will sell this alongside the Z-Wave model, which also costs $199.

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