As if Amazon did not have a big enough hold on your Smart home with Alexa, Blink or Ring products, Amazon is now offering Home Security Services. These packages are all priced to include a pre-installation visit and professional installation as well as the products included in each kit. It seems to me like Amazon is taking a run a Vivint and doing it in a way that could work because unlike Vivint, Amazon’s packages will not include a monthly fee.
Amazon is offering five packages that cover control and security.
This is a great looking start to this new service for Amazon and I think it will only be the beginning.
One thing I thought that was interesting is that a couple of these kits will include a smart home hub, which you would assume would be the Amazon Echo Plus, but it’s not they are using a Wink Hub. I think this is a great move but I have to say it makes me feel like an acquisition of Wink could be on the horizon and with the amount of money Amazon can throw at Wink, Will-I-Am could end up making a good amount.
Right now the Amazon Security and Automation Services are only available in select markets, I would love to hear from someone in these markets who has looked into Amazon as an option. If you have or are considering it please let me know in the comments below.
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