Amazon is one step closer to making deliveries inside your home

Amazon is one step closer to making deliveries inside your home

The main difference is that Blink's products work wirelessly, while Amazon's existing options usually need to be plugged in.

Amazon has bought an Andover, Massachusetts-based company that makes Internet-connected doorbells and security cameras.

The company has not revealed any financial information related to this transaction.

"Since launching in early 2016, we've been thrilled by your response to our ultra-affordable, truly wire-free video home security cameras and monitoring systems", the announcement read.

Blink's big draw is that its cameras are supposed to last for two years with just a pair of AA batteries, which means you can easily put them around a home without having to worry about wiring.

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As with any new technology, the key question is whether people will accept it. Blink has obviously tried to brand its wireless security cameras as friendly and comforting, rather than another intrusion into our private lives. It's also significantly cheaper than many video doorbells on the market, at $99. Amazon has been widening their range for smart home technology ever since the tech became so relevant in today's society. Amazon recently announced a delivery service that allows someone to walk into your home to drop off a package.

For Blink customers, changes doesn't seem to be coming immediately.

Walmart, meanwhile, is testing a system that would sync up with home security cameras to let delivery workers leave groceries in your home fridge. "We're excited to welcome their team and invent together on behalf of customers".

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

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