Amazon acquires Blink, a home automation startup that builds connected homes

Amazon buys smart camera and doorbell startup Blink

Amazon has acquired Blink, a wireless camera startup that offers free cloud storage and no monthly fees.

For Blink customers, changes doesn't seem to be coming immediately.

Amazon confirmed the acquisition in an email to The Verge, saying, "As one of [Blink's] distributors, we already know customers love their home security cameras and monitoring systems".

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. "We're excited to welcome their team and invent together on behalf of customers". Amazon declined to share details of its plans for Blink. Now in late December of 2017, Amazon's officially purchased the company.

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Home delivery has in recent years become commoditized, so that we now set our expectations in hours rather than days. They're also relatively low-cost, running just $99 to $129. The company is also working on a full home security system.

Blink's products include the recently announced Blink Video Doorbell, which requires no wires or cables so is easier to install than competitors and retails for $99. Preliminary reviews are mixed.

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., 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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