Amazon buys home security camera maker Blink

Jan. 3, 2018
E-commerce giant looks to build on its 'Cloud Cam' and 'Key' services with acquisition

Less than two month after making its foray into do-it-yourself home security with the launch of its Cloud Cam and Key service offerings, Amazon recently expanded its investment in the market with the acquisition of wireless camera maker Blink.

Blink, which made its debut only two years ago, announced news of the acquisition on its website late last month. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

In the brief statement posted on their website, Blink said that there would be no immediate changes for customers as they would continue to sell and support their existing products while operating under the Amazon umbrella.

Although Blink currently offers a range of wireless camera options for consumers, the company is currently soliciting pre-orders for a full home security system with an option for professional monitoring.