Amazon acquires security camera and doorbell maker Blink

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Amazon has acquired Blink, a provider of connected Wi-Fi home security cameras, as well as a new video doorbell introduced earlier this week.

Blink launched in 2014 and raised over $1M through a crowdfunding campaign.

Blink makes low-priced video doorbells and security cameras for indoor and outdoor use.

The fact there's no need to run a cable to the devices makes them much easier to install than wired alternatives, a major advantage in the consumer electronics market. Unlike rival systems that require a wired power connection, or the few battery-powered cameras already on the market which generally had relatively short battery life, Blink's promised more than a year of home monitoring from a single charge. "We're excited to welcome their team and invent together on behalf of customers", an Amazon spokesperson wrote in an email to Mashable.

Blink fits neatly into the e-commerce giant's latest push into the smart home hardware space.

It might also help Amazon improve its new Amazon Key in-home delivery system, which does not yet now work with an alarm system.

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In a message on its website, Blink said that "if you own one of our systems, nothing changes for now".

But, Amazon may use Blink's technology to ensure safety for its customers to increase customer satisfaction.

Amazon has been looking into ways to deliver its packages faster and safer to customers.

Smart home cameras from Nest, August, Amcrest, EZViz, IC Realtime, Vivint, Logitech Circle 2, Ring, and Arlo will be compatible with the touchscreen Echo Show.

Amazon will begin doling out cash to developers who build Alexa skills with high customer engagement metrics.

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