Amazon Broadens Smart Home Footprint, Acquiring eero
Amazon has entered into an agreement to acquire five-year-old eero, purveyor of mesh home Wi-Fi systems.
The eero system is touted by the company as simple to set up and manage. It blankets a home in Wi-Fi and its digital security service, eero Plus, is designed to protect connected devices, with privacy improvements occurring at regular intervals with automatic software updates.
“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,” said Dave Limp, senior vice president of Amazon Devices and Services, in the announcement statement.
The eero system can be set up in under 10 minutes, according to the description given in the statement, and uses multiple access points that work together as a system to blanket a home in Wi-Fi. Customers can customize an eero system to eliminate dead zones, and deliver bandwidth to all connected devices.
The eero app also enables customers to share their network, program parental controls, and run speed tests on demand. Additionally, eero communicates with the cloud to receive instructions and updates, meaning that eero systems are self-updating, self-fixing, and self-improving.