From The Verge:
"Walmart is expanding its Walmart Plus InHome program, adding Chamberlain’s myQ smart garage door controller technology to its list of in-home / in-garage delivery partners. Starting in September, Walmart Plus InHome delivery customers can have their groceries securely delivered into their garage if they have a myQ smart garage door controller. And if they don’t have one, the company will install one for free.
"Walmart’s in-home delivery service currently works with the Level Lock smart lock and the Aladdin Connect Genie smart garage door opener, as well as any keypad-controlled lock or garage door. Even without the free offer, partnering with Chamberlain will greatly expand the number of customers who are equipped to use the service; The Chamberlain Group claims its myQ technology is installed in one in five households in America … With the myQ integration, the Walmart delivery person gets one-time access to the garage via a myQ-connected device, such as a myQ smart garage control hub or a myQ smart garage door opener. You don’t share any codes or apps, and the delivery person will close the door when they leave."
The Verge notes that "Chamberlain myQ was a launch partner for Amazon’s in-garage delivery service, Amazon Key, and still works with that program."
The story says that "Walmart’s InHome Delivery service is currently available in Dallas, Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco, and Chicago, among other cities … Earlier this year, Walmart said it planned to expand InHome Delivery to reach 30 million US homes by the end of 2022."
- KC's View:
We're in a time when personal privacy and security seems to be more top of mind than ever, largely because we're all more vulnerable than ever. I'm just not sure that in-home delivery initiatives are going to gain traction in this environment … but I could be wrong about it. Maybe it's just because I'm not there yet.