Amazon Obtains Video Doorbell Blink & Security Camera Blink

Blink Camera

Blink Camera

Home security provider Blink earlier this week announced a new wireless doorbell that'll debut at CES next month.

The main difference is that Blink's products work wirelessly, while Amazon's existing options usually need to be plugged in. As of writing, Amazon hasn't issued a press release on the matter. The financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Blink, based in Andover, Mass., was founded in 2009, according to Crunchbase, but came out of stealth in 2014 with a Kickstarter campaign that raised $1 million-multiple times more than the company was seeking.

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. Unlike rival systems that require a wired power connection, or the few battery-powered cameras already on the market which generally had relatively short battery life, Blink's promised more than a year of home monitoring from a single charge.

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Blink's outdoor camera launched later on in 2016.

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.

The move could help Amazon compete in the fast-growing home security camera market and against similar devices made by Nest, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet. It also launched a new Amazon Key service for people in some U.S. cities to allow a door to be unlocked when they're not home so packages can be left inside.

On Thursday, Blink said that it would continue operating as a part of Amazon and will be selling the same products that it already does. "We're excited to welcome their team and invent together on behalf of customers".

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