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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

More Unattended Delivery by Latch for Wal-Mart

So its not only Amazon doing unattended delivery with specialized door locks.   Jet (Now part of Wal-Mart)  has also started to do it with smart access startup Latch.  At least in some areas this looks to be spreading quickly.  Will I see several such locks on a door?  Will this mean that many will jump in to secure this channel?  Good detail in the article.

Latch touts first deliveries via NY Jet.com smart access tie-up
 by Natasha Lomas (@riptari) in Techcrunch

In July b2b smart access startup Latch announced a partnership with ecommerce platform Jet.com to install 1,000 of its smart locks on residential apartment buildings in New York. It’s now announced the first “secure, unattended deliveries” enabled by the installations.

Writing in the customary Medium post, co-founder Luke Schoenfelder says Latch-enabled unattended deliveries kicked off on Monday — and are currently available for “thousands” of New Yorkers (though installations attached to this partnership are still continuing, so it’s not yet completed the full batch).

“Thousands of people in New York City are able to order anything they want from our partners online and know that they can return home to their packages without the threat of theft, inclement weather, or the dreaded ‘sorry we missed you’ door tag,” says Schoenfelder.  .... " 

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