Today Centria Connected Home the smart home brand of Hive has just announced the new smart indoor camera called Hive View.

With Hive customer research it showed that a clear desire for an indoor camera that fitted more naturally into a home environment and provided useful functionality to give added peace of mind. Continuing the collaboration with renowned designer and fuseproject founder Yves Béhar, the standout feature for the Hive Live is the “Grad and Go”, as where the lightweight camera disconnects from it ultra thin stand and can be placed in any areas in the home.

The Hive View is equipped with features like HD live streaming, person detection and camera history that can be accessed anytime, anywhere all controlled through the Hive app.

Two colour variants will launch Black and Brush Copper and White and Champagne Gold

With the Hive View simple to set up, it works within minutes of unboxing, it is easily manoeuvred to offer the best possible view with a choice of wall, shelf or magnetic mount. All three can rotate, flex and come with a wide 130° field of view on the Hive View.

The Hive View will only capture content once it’s triggered, it will automatically start recording and send a notification informing it has detected motion or a sound. It can also be set to detect only people, so won’t be triggered by family pets, this will ensure you are only notified of what matters to them. By using the Hive app, people can watch a secure Livestream in 1080p HD, even when it is dark. Captured content can be viewed for 24 hours as standard, with customers will be able to upgrade to Hive Video Playback membership, a new service giving a 30-day rolling video history (£4.99), all easily and securely accessed from anywhere. Hive View also comes with a privacy mode, so it records only when needed via the Hive app or through set schedules.

That’s not all next month (February 2018), Centrica Connected Home will launch enhanced Hive actions which will enable easy linking of Hive devices via the app so they work together.

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, following which you would own the devices outright and the monthly fee is reduced to Hive Video Playback membership.

Hive View is available now in the UK and US for $199.99 (£189) or £319 for a two camera pack, you can have the Hive Video Playback membership for £4.99 per month. The Hive Close to Homeplan (including Hive View, two Hive Active Lights, two Hive Window or Door sensors, a Hive Active Plug, Hive Hub, 30-day cloud storage and host of other benefits) is available for £39.99 per month, it is then reduced to £4.99 per month after 12 months. If you are existing customers with a Hive Hub already, then the plan is available for £26.99 per month.

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