Amazon acquires Blink, a startup focused on wireless security cameras and doorbells

Posted December 26, 2017

Highlighting its growing ambitions in Internet-connected home devices, Amazon has acquired wireless security camera startup Blink.

The mail was addressed by greeting to the community and having written on it that they're exited in announcing that Blink has been acquired by the Amazon, since its launch in early 2016, and that they are thrilled by the response from consumers by purchasing their ultra affordable items. It was through e-mail that was sent to customers, where Blink announced that this company has been purchased by Amazon. As of writing, Amazon hasn't issued a press release on the matter. No financial details about the acquisition have been disclosed. Blink's system, though, works with batteries you could pick up at a local corner store. We'll continue to operate under the Amazon umbrella selling and supporting the same great products you know and love.

After shipping its original camera in January 2016, Blink launched an outdoor camera with night vision capabilities later in the year. The company also has a Doorbell camera on the way. Delivery workers receive a one-time use code to unlock the door, then simply place the package inside and leave.

"If you own one of our systems, nothing changes for now", the statement read. That started with the Amazon Cloud Cam, a streaming video camera that requires mains power, and which is an instrumental part of Amazon Key, its home delivery service.

Blink products are already compatible with Amazon's Echo home assistant, which runs the Alexa voice service powered by Lex, an AWS-hosted deep learning engine for enabling natural language functions.