Amazon Key allows delivery directly into your garage, home, or car to prevent “porch pirates” or weather from affecting your package contents. The Key app allows other apps to link. My garage door app is linked to enable the feature. If you own an amazon cloud cam, it will sync a short video with you delivery person’s access and send it to you. I use a Wyze cam monitoring my garage instead, but lack the ability to link to the Amazon Key app and have it sync a video with my delivery. Since Wyze cams are already enabled for Amazon’s Alexa, it would be great to see this feature investigated also.
as a temporary alternative, you could use the contact sensors on whatever entrance way they would be using so when they open the door it would activate the camera you have in the vicinity.
Recently got a garage door opener with MyQ and it supports Amazon Key. Would love to see this feature. In the meantime, Bam mentioned using the sensors to activate the camera. How would this be done exactly?
in the shop, you can buy the Wyze sense starter kit. it comes with each sensor and crucially the bridge you need to make them work ( the bridge cant be bought on its own…yet hopefully)
they have a break sensor, two sensors that are connected through magnetization. when the two halves are separated (one on a door frame, one on a door) it triggers the sensors to read a different state, open or closed and you get a notification. in turn you can make that trigger pretty much anything wyze you might need, I have a break sensor turning on a light in my garage because the switch isn’t near the entrance. you can also make it trigger a camera to record a clip. so if someone were to open your door the sensor would trigger the camera and you would get an alert that the door ha been opened and in return you know to check that camera because you’ll have a recording.
because the sensors go directly to your phone, there’s no delay with the notification like there is with the event clips.
alternatively in the sense starter kit, there is also a PIR motion detector. you could put that facing the door and when someone comes through the door it would trigger and the same circumstances could happen if you configure it properly.
Are you able to have Amazon garage deliveries with your current Wyze setup or does it require an Amazon key camera?
Amazon Garage deliveries only require a compatible garage door opener. So yes, I am able to receive Amazon Garage deliveries. I did end up putting a Wyze magnetic door switch sensor on my garage door to help trigger recording the event with a Wyze cam, but it is not tied to the Amazon delivery in any way.
Amazon Key requires both a compatible lock and camera to use the service. This is different than Amazon Garage, but both require you to install the Amazon Key app to setup and authorize. You can also use the app to un-authorize.
Now with the Wyze Lock, I would like that to be supported by Amazon Key service for front door delivery. That’s really the only reason I haven’t bought a Wyze Lock yet.
IDEALLY, the Wyze Lock and Wyze Cam combo would be Amazon Key supported, so we don’t also need the Amzaon dedicated (and more expensive) Key edition camera. But even if that doesn’t happen, I still want the Wyze Lock as a supported Amazon Key lock with the Amazon Key camera.