Hive announces Hive View smart camera
Responding to customer research, Hive has created an indoor security camera.
Continuing the collaboration with renowned designer Yves Béhar, a standout feature of Hive View is “Grab and Go.”
Grab and Go allows the lightweight camera to disconnect from its ultra thin stand to be placed in different areas in the home.
As you would expect, Hive View is equipped with must-have features. Those features include HD livestreaming, person detection and camera history that can be accessed anytime, anywhere. Naturally, all the View’s skills can be intuitively controlled through the Hive app.
Simple to set up, the camera works within minutes of unboxing.
Hive View is not only easily manoeuvred but can also be fixed to a wall, shelf or on a magnetic mount. All three can rotate, flex and come with a wide 130° field of view.
It can also be set to detect people only, so won’t be triggered by family pets. This cuts out needless notifications.
Using the Hive app, you can watch a secure livestream in 1080p HD, even when it is dark.
Captured content can be viewed for 24-hours as standard. Additionally, you have the option to upgrade to Hive Video Playback membership. The upgrade hands you a 30-day rolling video history, all easily and securely accessed from anywhere.
This February, Centrica Connected Home will launch enhanced Hive Actions. Hive Actions enables easy linking of Hive devices via the app so they all work together.
Hive Close to Home
The new Hive Close to Home Plan, built around Hive View, comes with a family of Hive devices and Hive Video Playback membership.
The plan spreads the total cost across a year through 12 interest free monthly payments.
Finally, after that period, you own the devices outright and the monthly fee is reduced to Hive Video Playback membership.
Tom Guy, Global Product Director, Centrica Connected Home, commented:
Customer feedback is central to our design process and is invaluable in ensuring every feature of a new product has a tangible benefit. Working with Yves and his team, we’ve built on this thinking with Hive View, a smart indoor camera that is strikingly designed and, most importantly, keeps people connected to their home, from wherever they are.”
Price and availability
Hive View is available at £189 or £319 for a two camera pack. You have the choice of two colour variants – Black and Brushed Copper and White and Champagne Gold.
Customers can also opt for Hive Video Playback membership for £4.99 per month.
The Hive Close to Home plan (including Hive View, two Hive Active Lights, two Hive Window or Door sensors, Hive Active Plug, Hive Hub, 30-day cloud storage and a host of other benefits) is available for £29.99 per month, reducing to £4.99 per month after 12 months.
For existing customers with a Hive Hub already, the plan is available for £26.99 per month.
Visit www.hivehome.com to find out more.