Amazon Acquires Security Camera and Video Doorbell Maker Blink

Amazon Acquires Security Camera and Video Doorbell Maker Blink

It was through e-mail that was sent to customers, where Blink announced that this company has been purchased by Amazon.

Amazon said Friday it had reached a deal to acquire Blink, a startup developing battery-powered home-automation devices, including a wireless security camera and doorbell.

The acquisition was announced on Blink's website, and although it hasn't been disclosed how much money Amazon paid for Blink, the fact that it's already been acquired just three years after launching its Kickstarter is mighty impressive. Thank you for your enthusiasm and support for Blink!




"As one of their distributors, we already know customers love their home security cameras and monitoring systems". It's also significantly cheaper than many video doorbells on the market, at $99. It also launched a new Amazon Key service for people in some United States cities to allow a door to be unlocked when they're not home so packages can be left inside.

Amazon launched the wired Cloud Cam streaming video camera earlier this year. (Blink says, "If you own one of our systems, nothing changes for now", and that it'll continue "selling and supporting" the same products.) But it's easy to see how this will all eventually fit into Amazon's delivery and smart home story. "It's Day 1 for us at Amazon, and we're looking forward to seeing what we can deliver to our customers together", reads the press release from Blink.

Amazon thrush into connected home devices that began in 2014 with its device "Echo", the smart speaker those banks on voice recognition for answering questions and to perform things like ordering Uber rides.

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