Amazon’s in-home delivery can be pretty convenient, but in all honesty, the app powering it isn’t completely secure. It normally gives full access to your smart lock and camera footage, which would be a serious problem if the wrong person had one of your mobile devices. So it’s clear that the service has a was to go before most people would trust it enough to use it. Well, now there’s at least one way to throw an obstacle in their way: the Amazon Key app for Android now supports fingerprint authentication.
Just turn it on and you should be the only one who can open the door. That’s a big step in the right direction for sure.
There’s no mention of a corresponding iOS update so far, but we can assume that it is coming. The upgrade acknowledges that you’re putting a whole lot of trust in Key and its app, and that makes security particularly important. A vulnerability could lead to people having direct access to your home. Obviously, that can lead to theft and maybe something worse. Anyway, it looks like Amazon is taking the necessary steps to add some safety to this service and we are happy about that.
Source EngadgetFiled Under: Technology News