The one BILLION dollar doorbell
True, a Billion dollars isn’t want it used to be. There are over 500 billionaires in the US and 22 made their money in real estate. So, something to shoot for this year. But, 1 Billion for a doorbell? Amazon is purchasing Ring. Amazon has been getting into the home security business in the last few years, so it is no surprise they would make this move. The strange thing is, future doorbells from Amazon will actually allow strangers to enter your home! Amazon plans to create a way for your package to be placed safely inside your home, instead of sitting on the porch for would be thieves.
Personally, I am not too worried about it. UPS is so busy with Amazon parcels that they barely stop the truck to drop the package. They don’t have time to burgle. I’m sure they will have a one time code or special device that lets them in and you won’t have to worry about them returning to steal your TV. Realtors use our phones to get into houses everyday without incident.
Still, it is a stranger in your home. Would you get a doorbell that would let random people in your home? I’m sure it will cost the consumer much less than 1 billion dollars.