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Blink
Formerly
Immedia Semiconductor Inc
Subsidiary
IndustryHome security
Founded2009
FoundersPeter Besen
Don Shulsinger
Stephen Gordon
HeadquartersAndover, Massachusetts
ProductsHome security cameras, video doorbells
ParentAmazon (2017-present)
Websiteblinkforhome.com

Blink is a home automation company which produces battery-powered home security cameras and a video doorbell. The company was founded in 2009 by Peter Besen, Don Shulsinger and Stephen Gordon. The company was initially started as Immedia Semiconductor Inc in 2009, but pivoted into a consumer electronics company.[1] In 2014, the company had a Kickstarter campaign for their indoor security camera, which raised over US$1 million.[2] Subsequently, Blink later announced an outdoor security camera[3], home security system[4], and video doorbell.[5]

Amazon announced in December 2017 that they had acquired the company.[6] Blink continues to operate as an independent subsidiary.[7] It is anticipated that Blink's technology will be used for the Amazon Key service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bray, Hiawatha (21 December 2017). "Maker of Blink home security cameras bought by Amazon". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  2. ^ Higginbotham, Stacey (21 July 2014). "Could this battery-powered, Wi-Fi camera show chip startups how to find a market?". Gigaom. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  3. ^ Heater, Brian (5 December 2016). "Blink's home security camera gets an outdoor version". TechCrunch. Oath Inc. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  4. ^ Ricker, Thomas (2 January 2017). "Little Blink camera expands into whole-home security, for a price". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  5. ^ Cipriani, Jason (19 December 2017). "Blink's new $99 video doorbell cam is a breeze to install". ZDNet. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  6. ^ Maring, Joe (22 December 2017). "Amazon buys smart doorbell and camera maker Blink". Android Central. Mobile Nations. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  7. ^ Hartmans, Avery (22 December 2017). "Amazon just bought Blink, a startup that makes wireless security cameras". Business Insider. Retrieved 22 December 2017.