Spotlighting its rising ambitions in Internet-connected home devices, Amazon has obtained the start-up of wireless security camera 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.
Amazon has expanded on their smart camera technology by buying the small startup, Blink. As of writing, Amazon hasn't issued a press release on the matter.
Though the financial terms of this acquisition wasn't revealed. Amazon has been widening their range for smart home technology ever since the tech became so relevant in today's society.
Blink launched in 2014 and raised over $1M through a crowdfunding campaign.
If you own one of our systems, nothing changes for now. Blink had raised almost $30 million in funding, most recently $3 million in convertible debt this past February, according to VC-research firm PitchBook. "As one of their distributors, we already know customers love their home security cameras and monitoring systems", Amazon said in an emailed statement. The company also has a Doorbell camera on the way.
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. 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.