Blink is best known for its wireless security cameras which originally launched on Kickstarter before quickly receiving over $1 million in funding.
Amazon has acquired Blink, a wireless camera startup that offers free cloud storage and no monthly fees.
The company has not revealed any financial information related to this transaction.
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Blink's big draw is that its cameras are supposed to last for two years with just a pair of AA batteries, which means you can easily put them around a home without having to worry about wiring.
"As one of their distributors, we already know customers love their home security cameras and monitoring systems". -- Blink now makes an indoor camera and outdoor camera. It's also significantly cheaper than many video doorbells on the market, at $99. Delivery workers receive a one-time use code to unlock the door, then simply place the package inside and leave. Blink had raised almost $30 million in funding, most recently $3 million in convertible debt this past February, according to VC-research firm PitchBook. "We'll continue to operate under the Amazon umbrella", Blink said in a blog post.
For the time being, all of these products remain under the Blink brand and aren't integrated with Amazon's many services (though they do support Alexa), which their possible integration with the home delivery system is just speculation for the time being. "It's Day 1 for us at Amazon, and we're looking forward to seeing what we can deliver to our customers together", reads the press release from Blink.