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Amazon acquires wireless security camera startup

Amazon acquires wireless security camera startup

Back in 2014, a young startup by the name of Blink hit the scene with a smart home security camera that promised to be affordable, truly wireless, and filled with the most important features. Blink announced the acquisition today: -- We're excited to announce that Blink has been acquired by Amazon!

With Blink, Amazon looks to become more competitive in a consumer market that's seeing a nexus with enterprise IoT products through cloud-based artificial intelligence backends. As of writing, Amazon hasn't issued a press release on the matter.

Blink announced the acquisition on its blog and didn't disclose the deal price. Thank you for your enthusiasm and support for Blink!

"As one of [Blink's] distributors, we already know customers love their home security cameras and monitoring systems", an Amazon spokesperson said.




"If you own one of our systems, nothing changes for now", the statement read.

The deal for Blink comes a few weeks after Amazon Web Services revealed DeepLens, a wireless video camera integrated with deep learning hardware and tools.

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 company's informational video, for example, shows a man smiling in a coffee shop as he watches his Amazon package being delivered at home, and a man grinning as he pulls out his phone to watch two small children (presumably his) playing with blocks on a carpet. We'll continue to operate under the Amazon umbrella selling and supporting the same great products you know and love.


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