Amazon acquires Blink, a startup focused on wireless security cameras and doorbells

Amazon acquires Blink, a startup focused on wireless security cameras and doorbells

Amazon acquires Blink, a startup focused on wireless security cameras and doorbells

Amazon has acquired Blink, the wireless security camera company that launched back in 2014 and then subsequently closed a million-dollar Kickstarter campaign.

The announcement on the company's website said Blink will continue to operate under the Amazon umbrella.

"Since launching in early 2016, we've been thrilled by your response to our ultra-affordable, truly wire-free video home security cameras and monitoring systems", the announcement read.

Blink says that you won't have to worry about any changes with regards to support. For that price you get two-way audio, motion detection, night vision, unspecified "HD video", smartphone video alerts, and that long, two-year lifespan off a pair of AAs, just as you'd expect from Blink.

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Blink's current range of products includes the $99 Blink and $129 Blink XT, in addition to the recently announced $99 Blink Video Doorbell. In integration to a wireless security camera, Blink produces a security a video doorbell, which let users/homeowners peek at their smartphones to see a live feed when anyone is at their door.

Blink devices even tend to cost less than those from rivals like Ring, as the new battery-powered doorbell only costs $100 while offering numerous same options. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed at this stage, but the retailer is making a serious push into smart home and connected security products. "It's Day 1 for us at Amazon, and we're looking forward to seeing what we can deliver to our customers together".

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been launching smart devices like insane this year, including and all-new Echo speaker, the Echo Spot alarm clock, and the premium Echo Plus speaker.

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