Amazon, the global e-commerce giant, has acquired Blink - the maker of wireless connected home security camera and doorbell. As of writing, Amazon hasn't issued a press release on the matter. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, and Amazon did not reply to an AFP inquiry.
Blink's big draw is that its cameras are supposed to last for two years with just a pair of AA batteries, which means you can easily put them around a home without having to worry about wiring. -- Blink now makes an indoor camera and outdoor camera. The company also has a Doorbell camera on the way. "We'll continue to operate under the Amazon umbrella selling and supporting the same great products you know and love", read the Blink website Friday. It also launched a new Amazon Key service for people in some USA cities to allow a door to be unlocked when they're not home so packages can be left inside. "If you own one of our systems, nothing changes for now", Blink said in a statement. The company stretched its connected lineup for homes back this year with its Cloud Cam, which is a security camera that has from then has become a fundamental part of Amazon Key; a connected lock that allows the delivery workers of Amazon enter homes for dropping by ordered packages when the homeowner is out. "We're excited to welcome their team and invent together on behalf of customers".
Amazon thrush into connected home devices that began in 2014 with its device "Echo", the smart speaker those banks on voice recognition for answering questions and to perform things like ordering Uber rides.
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