That’s the idea behind a new venture from Walmart, which has teamed up with smart lock company August Homes to create Deliv, a food delivery service that gives its drivers access to your home.
Sound creepy? Don’t worry, it is.
Here’s how Walmart explains it on their blog:
I place an order on Walmart.com for several items, even groceries. When my order is ready, a Deliv driver will retrieve my items and bring them to my home. If no one answers the doorbell, he or she will have a one-time passcode that I’ve pre-authorized which will open my home’s smart lock. As the homeowner, I’m in control of the experience the entire time – the moment the Deliv driver rings my doorbell, I receive a smartphone notification that the delivery is occurring and, if I choose, I can watch the delivery take place in real-time. The Deliv associate will drop off my packages in my foyer and then carry my groceries to the kitchen, unload them in my fridge and leave. I’m watching the entire process from start to finish from my home security cameras through the August app. As I watch the Deliv associate exit my front door, I even receive confirmation that my door has automatically been locked.
For now, Walmart is testing the service in Silicon Valley, on homeowners who are August Homes customers and have opted in to the experience.
Just don’t fall asleep naked on the kitchen counter before they come over, lest you invent a whole new type of porn for Ted Cruz to whack it to.