Amazon unveils new delivery method to combat porch pirates

There will be a new "in-garage" shipping option that lets delivery drivers scan the package upon arrival, send an alert to your phone and a signal to the Amazon cloud to open your garage.
2:13 | 04/23/19

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Thanks again for coming in. An ABC news exclusive. Amazon is delivering a brand-new delivery method that involves using your garage. Gio Benitez is at home with all the details. Reporter: Good morning. Yeah, we know that sop has delivered packages using robot, drones, in your car, in your house. Well now this morning they start delivering in your garage and we have an exclusive first look. They're the scourge of neighborhoods everywhere. Porch pirates but now a new sophisticated weapon in the fight. Amazon key in garage delivery. Here's how it works. When placing an order customers will have the in garage shipping option. On the day of delivery the driver scans your package which automatically sends an alert to your phone and signal to the Amazon cloud to open your garage door. Once you get a notification you can see the delivery happening right from that camera. The service launching today for Amazon's more than 100 million prime members in 50 cities around the country. It doesn't just combat thieves. Why the garage too? We heard from the customer they love the idea of in-home delivery but were worried about the pet running out. Reporter: They can watch it in realtime. We'll get an arriving now notification. If I tap on it I can see the view of the garage door. There it goes. It's opening. We can see the driver now. Package in hand. He's going to place it safely inside. Reporter: If you're worried about someone hacking into your account and hoping your garage door when not home Amazon says -- 00 we take customers' privacy seriously and believe we put the right safeguards in place. Reporter: So how do you get this? If you have a my cue enabled garage you just need to link it to Amazon. This is about 50 bucks. Otherwise, you could get the cloud cam and bundle it up for 125 bucks but make sure you are in one of those 50 cities where this is being offered. Cecilia. Thanks. A lot of questions there.

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