Blink, a smart home surveillance company, has officially confirmed it has been bought up by Amazon.
Amazon said Friday it had reached a deal to acquire Blink, a startup developing battery-powered home-automation devices, including a wireless security camera and doorbell. Blink first surfaced in 2014 with a Kickstarter campaign for a wire-free camera that raised more than $1 million. It's also significantly cheaper than many video doorbells on the market, at $99.
Whether or not Amazon plans to integrate Blink's technology into its delivery service or just have it under as an Amazon subsidiary, Blink will see significant growth under Amazon. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed at this stage, but the retailer is making a serious push into smart home and connected security products.
The acquisition aligns with Amazon's effort to offer more home devices.
It might also help Amazon improve its new Amazon Key in-home delivery system, which does not yet now work with an alarm system.
But, Amazon may use Blink's technology to ensure safety for its customers to increase customer satisfaction. The company was launched by Immedia Semiconductor, a developer of video and image processing chips designed for power efficiency.
Blink says that you won't have to worry about any changes with regards to support. "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.