Amazon acquires connected security camera, doorbell maker Blink

The Blink camera is a $99 wireless camera

The Blink camera is a $99 wireless camera

Amazon has bought an Andover, Massachusetts-based company that makes internet-connected doorbells and security cameras.

Blink is promising their customers that everything will continue to be supported (for now) so there is nothing to worry about (for now).

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. Customers who already own a Blink system will not see any change.

There was a time when you could buy a complete doorbell system for less than $10, no wires needed.

"We'll continue to operate under the Amazon umbrella", Blink said in a blog post. "We're excited to welcome their team and invent together on behalf of customers". Blink further positions itself as the value smart doorbell provider with a promise of "free cloud storage", which shouldn't be confused with unlimited (you'll likely be restricted to just a few days or weeks of video).

Blink's current range of products includes the $99 Blink and $129 Blink XT, in addition to the recently announced $99 Blink Video Doorbell. It can be seen on our website and will be making its debut at CES. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, and Amazon did not reply to an AFP inquiry.

The security Camera's of Blink was first introduced back in 2016, and is well known for their ease of set-up and no requirement of a plug because they can well operate on batteries.

Amazon forayed into home devices in 2014 with the Echo, the smart speaker that relies on voice recognition to answer questions and do things like order Uber rides. The video door-bell that costs $99 also comes in battery powered.

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