Amazon buys smart doorbell and camera maker Blink

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Amazon has already made forays into connected home video cameras and even home entry products, including its Cloud Cam and Amazon Key offering for remotely enabling access to your home for delivery people dropping off packages.

Amazon has acquired Blink, makers of a wireless smart home security camera. The deal was announced today, and for the moment will see Blink continue to operate as-is, with no changes to the company's line-up.

After shipping its original camera in January 2016, Blink launched an outdoor camera with night vision capabilities later in the year.

The products are battery operated and totally wire-free, which makes them relatively easy to set up and maintain compared to similar products on the market.

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"As one of their distributors, we already know customers love their home security cameras and monitoring systems".

Amazon's catalog of Alexa-powered devices is leading the company's smart home push. And given that Amazon is buying the company, we're inclined to agree that customers are in pretty good hands for the near future.

Blink also confirmed its acquisition, saying that it will remain a separate entity under Amazon, though we are not sure if that will change at some point.

Terms of the deal haven't been disclosed, but Blink will continue to operate under Amazon's umbrella. "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.

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