Amazon acquires connected camera and doorbell startup Blink

The Blink camera is a $99 wireless camera

Amazon has acquired Blink, a company that makes smart home camera and doorbell products, the company announced today. The camera gave Amazon a worthy alternative to Google's Nest, and now Blink could up the ante with the additional security component.

Blink, founded in 2014 via a successful $1 million crowdfunding campaign, makes low-priced video doorbells and security cameras for indoor and outdoor use.

Blink's Doorbells run on two AA lithium batteries that last the cameras up to two years before they're needed to be replaced.

Whether or not Amazon plans to integrate Blink's technology into its delivery service or just have it under as an Amazon subsidiary, Blink will see significant growth under Amazon. Financial terms of the deal have not been revealed.

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Amazon is making another big play for the smart home market, and is already well entrenched in millions of homes with its Echo family of AI smart speakers.

Amazon launched the wired Cloud Cam streaming video camera earlier this year.

Blink says that you won't have to worry about any changes with regards to support.

Blink is able to sell video cameras for homes at a very reasonable price compared to most recording devices. But, Amazon may use Blink's technology to ensure safety for its customers to increase customer satisfaction. "We'll continue to operate under the Amazon umbrella selling and supporting the same great products you know and love", Blink said in a statement. We're excited to welcome their team and invent together on behalf of customers.

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