Amazon acquires smart home video platform Blink

Marcus Newton
December 23, 2017

The main difference is that Blink's products work wirelessly, while Amazon's existing options usually need to be plugged in. Blink's cameras and doorbell instead operate on simple AA batteries that can last upwards of a year for the average user. The e-Commerce giant has looked into ways of leaving packages in trunks of vehicles and having Amazon deliverers access customers' homes and leave the package inside.

Blink adds to Amazon's stable of Internet-connected security devices.

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Home security provider Blink earlier this week announced a new wireless doorbell that'll debut at CES next month. Blink offers cameras for both indoor and outdoor use, which range in price from $99.99 to $129.99. A three-camera set costs $229 on Amazon. It will continue selling its lineup of security cameras and doorbells under the Amazon umbrella. "We're excited to welcome their team and invent together on behalf of customers", an Amazon spokesperson wrote in an email to Mashable. It stands to reason that we'll see even more smart home devices, especially in the surveillance segment, coming from the company soon enough.

Xconomy has contacted Andover, MA-based Immedia to find out if its employees will be joining Amazon. "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. And given that Amazon is buying the company, we're inclined to agree that customers are in pretty good hands for the near future.

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