Amazon buys smart home camera maker Blink


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

In 2014, Immedia raised more than $1 million in a Kickstarter campaign for Blink. Blink is most well-known for its line of intelligent security cameras, which can last up to two years using a couple of AA batteries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The main difference is that Blink's products work wirelessly, while Amazon's existing options usually need to be plugged in.

Amazon told CNBC, "As one of their distributors, we already know customers love their home security cameras and monitoring systems".

Blink fits neatly into the e-commerce giant's latest push into the smart home hardware space.

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If you own one of our systems, nothing changes for now.

Blink announced the acquisition on its website, telling customers that nothing will change for the company in the near-term.

A specialist in low-power, easy-installation IoT devices seems like a good fit, therefore, if you were trying to think of ways to streamline adoption of Amazon Key. However, Blink did state in a notice to customers that it will continue "selling and supporting the same great products you know and love" under the Amazon umbrella.

Amazon has been looking into ways to deliver its packages faster and safer to customers.

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