Hive launches a new smart home monitoring service that helps you protect your home from the convenience of your smartphone

Hive launches a new smart home monitoring service that helps you protect your home from the convenience of your smartphone

Today smart home provider Hive launches HomeShield – a brand-new smart monitoring service that helps you protect your home from your phone.

In recent times, our homes have become our havenmore attached to them than ever before. This means that when we do leave them, we understandably want to stay connected, check in, and have the additional peace of mind that our homes are safe and loved ones are well. This is where HomeShield comes in.

HomeShield is a service that gives you greater control, connectivity and visibility of your home at all times, and all from the convenience of your phone. Using the Hive app, you can view what’s happened and when, giving you reassurance at a glance whether at home or away.

Want to know who’s in? HomeShield will allow you to see if your kids have arrived home safely from school. Taken the dog out for a walk leaving the house empty? Don’t worry, with HomeShield you can easily check in to see any activity whilst you’re gone. Or, provide temporary access to whoever might need it, be it tradespeople, carer or cleaner. You can also set up HomeShield to send you and your trusted contacts a notification via the Hive app, SMS or phone call straight away if something is wrong. If it’s a false alert, you or your trusted contacts can turn the alarm off from wherever you are.

To enjoy the benefits of the HomeShield smart monitoring service and unlock a host of features on the Hive app, simply sign up to HomeShield's monthly subscription and connect all of your devices together to work as one smart monitoring ecosystem. You can choose the combination of Hive devices that work best for your home - from a range of cameras, sensors and the new Hive Siren and Keypad.

How HomeShield works

  • Subscribe to HomeShield from £9.99 a month to unlock a host of smart monitoring features in the Hive app.
  • Select the Hive devices you want for your smart monitoring system. Use any you already have, like the Hive View Outdoor camera, and add devices such as the Hive Siren, Keypad and sensors. You can choose any combination of products to suit you and your home.
  • Help protect your home from your phone: open your Hive app to see exactly what’s happened during the day, set your alarm remotely, get intelligent alerts, share video evidence, and more.

HomeShield also works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice controls, allowing you to arm or disarm your system, or change between HomeShield’s three modes of Home, Sleep and Away, all without lifting a finger.

HomeShield is available to purchase now. You can opt for a professional installation which means a trusted expert engineer will install your devices, set them up in the app and show you how to use them, so you can get started straight away.

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About Hive

Hive launched in 2013 and is the number one smart thermostat provider in the UK. It is part of British Gas. Britain’s leading supplier of energy and services. Our Hive smart thermostat and other services help our customers manage their energy use, enabling them to lower their carbon footprint. Hive focusses on making everyday life a little easier, freeing people up to spend time doing the things they love. The range of Hive products and services are designed to work together, to offer affordable, easy to use solutions and make a difference in people’s lives.