BOSTON (AP) — Amazon has bought an Andover, Massachusetts-based company that makes internet-connected doorbells and security cameras.
Blink announced on its website Friday it was being acquired by the Seattle e-commerce giant. Terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed.
The move could help Amazon compete in the fast-growing home security camera market and against similar devices made by Nest, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet.
Amazon unveiled its own Cloud Cam security camera in the fall. It also launched a new Amazon Key service for people in some U.S. cities to allow a door to be unlocked when they’re not home so packages can be left inside.
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Blink tells customers “nothing changes for now” as it continues to sell its own recently launched products under the Amazon umbrella.