Amazon is in talks to partner with Phrame, a maker of “smart” license plate frames that serve as a secure box for car key storage. People could remotely unlock the box and give delivery drivers access to their car’s trunk so a package can be securely left behind. Phrame notes on its website that users can give “secured one-time and time-limited access for a courier to open your trunk and deliver your package.” Here’s what it would look like:
Amazon is also developing a smart doorbell device that could give delivery drivers one-time access to a person’s home to drop off a package.
Lost and stolen packages present a problem for all delivery services, so any way to cut down on those product losses would be pretty awesome!