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Old 11-08-2017, 07:07 PM   #61
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You not paying for video monitoring, from what I understand the cam is part of the lock system they will provide you with you.

I'm not sure how it works and all the details, I just saw the commercial on TV.
Usually the video feed goes through your internet connection or a cell connection (more expensive), then to the "cloud", where you can view it at will. I also imagine that you can get a real time video email that shows the drugged out meth addict stumbling around while attempting to deliver your package.
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Usually the video feed goes through your internet connection or a cell connection (more expensive), then to the "cloud", where you can view it at will. I also imagine that you can get a real time video email that shows the drugged out meth addict stumbling around while attempting to deliver your package.
Here is something on the package with a brief description.
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You not paying for video monitoring, from what I understand the cam is part of the lock system they will provide you with you.

I'm not sure how it works and all the details, I just saw the commercial on TV.
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Prime members can preorder the Cloud Cam and a compatible lock starting from $249.99. The Cloud Cam alone starts at $119.99.
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The absolute dealbreaker on that is that you have no control over your own locked door. Amazon unlocks it, and all you get to do is watch. Sheesh.
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I know Leo, I posted that before I read dug up that article...The commercial didn't mention anything about paying or any details in particular.

In any case, I already have video monitoring with my alarm system, so wasn't planning to have anyone having to access my house without anyone being there no matter who it is.
Front porch works for me, I'm in the culdesac there is no traffic here, not to mention packages are always in a plastic bag if it's raining outside, so there was never an issue with front door drops, they are perfectly fine.
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Ok, so you can play the video when you get home. I am still wondering about real time viewing when you are not home and you want to see the delivery. Does that cost anything, is that part of a $69.00 per year subscription ?
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Ok, so you can play the video when you get home. I am still wondering about real time viewing when you are not home and you want to see the delivery. Does that cost anything, is that part of a $69.00 per year subscription ?
I don't know if you interested contact them and get all the information. I would assume that when the lock is installed, and you get the delivery and when a delivery person enters the code you would get some sort of notification on your phone so you can view the cam.

Or maybe it's set up the way each time the code is entered there will be a recording stored in iCloud for viewing later if there is a problem. I guess this can be set up a few different ways.

I would also assume that the people they hire for such deliveries would undergo a pretty good screening because of the liability where Amazon is taking all the risk and liability upon themselves while entering someone's premises Vs. some "pothead" delivering and throwing a package on your doorstep or the driveway where the only responsibility falls on them is the package if it makes a left turn.
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I don't know if you interested contact them and get all the information. I would assume that when the lock is installed, and you get the delivery and when a delivery person enters the code you would get some sort of notification on your phone so you can view the cam.

Or maybe it's set up the way each time the code is entered there will be a recording stored in iCloud for viewing later if there is a problem. I guess this can be set up a few different ways.

I would also assume that the people they hire for such deliveries would undergo a pretty good screening because of the liability where Amazon is taking all the risk and liability upon themselves while entering someone's premises Vs. some "pothead" delivering and throwing a package on your doorstep or the driveway where the only responsibility falls on them is the package if it makes a left turn.
To be honest, I could not care less. Nest and Ring all have door surveillance systems with monthly/yearly subscriptions to get the video on your smart phone. I am assuming that Amazon will do the same.

I have seen real time video with Nest when the UPS or FedEx guy shows up and is at the door. Plus the client can talk to the delivery person right then and there. .
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I have never needed or wanted a package so badly I would let a 3rd party unlock my door and let in a random person.

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I'm afraid you're a guinea pig for amazon's new delivery service called AMZL. Amazon's biggest expense is shipping. So they're trying to do it themselves instead of hiring fedex or ups. But it's been a complete disaster. Here's a recent post on Reddit about how terrible Amazon's AMZL service has been:
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I'm afraid you're a guinea pig for amazon's new delivery service called AMZL. Amazon's biggest expense is shipping. So they're trying to do it themselves instead of hiring fedex or ups. But it's been a complete disaster. Here's a recent post on Reddit about how terrible Amazon's AMZL service has been:
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It's a mess when they put in machines delivered and it's not. I'll do it tomorrow they say...

anyone else had issues with the 2-day prime shipping taking longer?
I heard you can get a month of prime free if something is late and has that 2-day guarantee on it.
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anyone else had issues with the 2-day prime shipping taking longer?
I heard you can get a month of prime free if something is late and has that 2-day guarantee on it.
It's been a bit spotty lately. I have one item taking twice as long so far. I had two deliveries yesterday, a USPS Sunday delivery and a box a few hours later. I don't know who delivered that one, they don't even knock, I was home. I only caught the postal gal because my dog piped up but she was snoozin the second time.
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Haven't had any problems up here in Canada they are still using Canada Post FedEx or UPS at least in my area.

As for the guarantee I shipped 90 packages so far with prime and only 1 was ever late and missed the guaranteed delivery date and they happily gave me another month of prime membership for it

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I canceled my prime membership last month. I wasn't getting my packages in the guaranteed 2 day delivery window, so why pay for it?
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anyone else had issues with the 2-day prime shipping taking longer?
I heard you can get a month of prime free if something is late and has that 2-day guarantee on it.
what's the point in getting a free month of an unreliable, dishonest service?
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I don't think it's dishonest. Amazon has been very reliable shipping from their warehouses. Many items do not come directly from them though and that company might drop the ball. Maybe amazon takes it out of their hide, I don't know. Pretty much nothing I order is an emergency, if I had an emergency I'd go a different route. I'm going to have to wait two days extra for a potentiometer for my Vitamix. That's a savings of $180, and a much better component, so I will suffer through it.
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Unless they have there own shipping company's in every city I don't see how they could make a promise for 2 days. express shipping costs a lot.
Just pass the shipping cost savings to me and I will wait.
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Wonder if Amazon will take this as a learning experience or just have the CEO's talk amongst themselves saying, they can deal with it, how's your new home?
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Wonder if Amazon will take this as a learning experience or just have the CEO's talk amongst themselves saying, they can deal with it, how's your new home?
I think they just play with drones in the ceo offices...

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