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Amazon to come in, drop off packages when Phoenix residents aren’t home

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, an employee packages a product at the Amazon Fulfillment center in Robbinsville Township, N.J. On Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, Amazon said that it will launch a new service in November that will let delivery people inside homes to drop off packages. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

PHOENIX — Amazon is unveiling a service next month in Phoenix that would allow drivers to let themselves in and drop off packages inside your house when you’re not home.

Phoenix was one of 37 cities that will be able to use Amazon’s Key program. The program was expected to launch Nov. 8.

Those that want the service would first have to buy a camera and a Wi-Fi connected lock from the Seattle company that starts at $250. Shoppers can then select in-home delivery on the Amazon app.

When the delivery person shows up, the camera starts recording and the door unlocks, letting the delivery person in to drop off items.

Rival Walmart is currently testing a similar service in California’s Silicon Valley, which lets delivery people drop off packages.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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