TECHNOLOGY

Amazon acquires Eero

BY HBSDealer Staff

Amazon continues to flex its strength in the smart home products market.

The online retail giant has entered into an agreement to acquire San Francisco-based Eero.

Eero produces home mesh WiFi systems that can be set up in minutes and cover every room of a customer’s home. Amazon has already been selling Eero products and services.

The move gives Seattle-based Amazon a centerpiece to interconnect Alexa-compatible smart home products throughout a home. Eero uses multiple access points that work together as a system to “blanket a home” in high-performing WiFi, according to Amazon.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are incredibly impressed with the eero team and how quickly they invented a WiFi solution that makes connected devices just work,” said Dave Limp, senior vice president of of Amazon Devices and Services. “We have a shared vision that the smart home experience can get even easier, and we’re committed to continue innovating on behalf of customers.”

According to Amazon, customers can customize an Eero system to meet the needs of their home—regardless of shape or size—eliminating dead zones, ensuring perfect streaming video in every room, and delivering the bandwidth all connected devices need.

“From the beginning, Eero’s mission has been to make the technology in homes just work,” said Nick Weaver, co-Founder and CEO of Eero. “We started with WiFi because it’s the foundation of the modern home. Every customer deserves reliable and secure WiFi in every room. By joining the Amazon family, we’re excited to learn from and work closely with a team that is defining the future of the home, accelerate our mission, and bring Eero systems to more customers around the globe.”

Founded in 2014, Eero says its goal is “to make WiFi so good that you’ll never think about WiFi again.”

Along with rolling out a steady stream of smart home products, in December 2017 Amazon acquired Blink, an Andover, Mass.-based maker of wireless home-security cameras and doorbells.

Last year Amazon also invested in Plant Prefab, a prefab home builder, giving the online retailer another avenue for the placement of its smart home products.

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