Blink, based in Andover, Mass., was founded in 2009, according to Crunchbase, but came out of stealth in 2014 with a Kickstarter campaign that raised $1 million-multiple times more than the company was seeking.
"As one of their distributors, we already know customers love their home security cameras and monitoring systems".
Blink devices even tend to cost less than those from rivals like Ring, as the new battery-powered doorbell only costs $100 while offering numerous same options.More news: First AC local train starts in Mumbai
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Also, it will be a wire-free design, which means it won't have to replace a pre-existing wired doorbell.
It's not hard to see, therefore, why Amazon might have been interested. The deal likely brings Amazon closer to its latest delivery ambition, of placing stuff from its warehouses directly inside your home. The company stretched its connected lineup for homes back this year with its Cloud Cam, which is a security camera that has from then has become a fundamental part of Amazon Key; a connected lock that allows the delivery workers of Amazon enter homes for dropping by ordered packages when the homeowner is out. The installation of connected devices needed on top of that trust only adds a further hurdle. Blink was set up by Immedia, which develops chips for image processing and video compression, along with more affordable noise reduction.
In a message on its website, Blink said that "if you own one of our systems, nothing changes for now. We're excited to welcome their team and invent together on behalf of customers".