Amazon buys smart doorbell and camera maker Blink

Amazon buys smart doorbell and camera maker Blink

Amazon buys smart doorbell and camera maker Blink

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

The mail was addressed by greeting to the community and having written on it that they're exited in announcing that Blink has been acquired by the Amazon, since its launch in early 2016, and that they are thrilled by the response from consumers by purchasing their ultra affordable items. 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. Thank you for your enthusiasm and support for Blink!

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The deal for Blink comes a few weeks after Amazon Web Services revealed DeepLens, a wireless video camera integrated with deep learning hardware and tools. This week, it introduced its third product, a connected doorbell with a built in camera, which also operates off of batteries. "We'll continue to operate under the Amazon umbrella", Blink said in a blog post.

Assumedly, Amazon will use Blink's cameras in conjunction with its Key service for Amazon Prime members, which allows deliveries within people's homes when they aren't there. (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. Amazon has already impressed customers with its smart speaker Amazon Echo, which competes with Google Home and the soon-to-be-released Apple HomePod.

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