Anyone looking for a home automation or home security system might be interested in a new control device called the Hive which has been designed by the Hive company based in Salt Lake City Utah.
The Hive home automation and security system is capable of connecting to your smartphone or tablet using a companion application and allows you to easily control your lights, locks, electronics, appliances and other connected devices from anywhere.
Connecting to a wide range of established home automation services such as ZWave and ZigBee to name a few as well as offering Bluetooth and wireless connectivity. Watch the video below to learn more about this new home automation system that also doubles as a security system providing you with peace of mind about your home even when you are away.
Hive is currently over on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website looking to raise $100,000 to make the jump into manufacture and has already managed to secure over a quarter of their needed funds in just a few days. Its creators explain a little more :
“Hive works wherever you live – in a small downtown apartment or a large country manor. It’s designed to completely simplify your connection to your home and protect everyone, and everything, inside it.
Hive Sound is the world’s first smart speaker system for your home. It gives your home a voice. It notifies you of the things you care about and connects you with live help if there is ever a need. But most of the time you will be using it to jam to your favorites tunes.
Control is simple. With the Hive App you are able to control each Hive Sound throughout your whole home. Control each one individually or pair them together and have rich whole home audio experience.”
For more information on the new Hive home automation system jump over to the Kickstarter website for details via the link below. If you are thinking of setting up a home automation system you might be interested in our Home Automation Hubs and Systems Guide.
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