Hive Motion Sensor - £23.20 @ Amazon
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Hive Motion Sensor - £23.20 @ Amazon

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Found 29th Nov
Reduced from 29.99.

Hive stuff doesn't seem to get reduced regularly so a decent price for this.

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seems a good idea, but a lot of poor reviews. Has anyone tried using before?

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CBJ1372 m ago

seems a good idea, but a lot of poor reviews. Has anyone tried using …seems a good idea, but a lot of poor reviews. Has anyone tried using before?


I'd watch those reviews. I had a quick read before and it seems Amazon may have pooled them with the door/window sensor.

21.75 direct from Hive:

hivehome.com/pro…sor
Edited by: "dazza121" 29th Nov

dazza1213 m ago

21.75 direct from …21.75 direct from Hive:https://www.hivehome.com/products/hive-window-door-sensor


correct but wrong link hivehome.com/pro…sor

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dazza1215 m ago

21.75 direct from …21.75 direct from Hive:https://www.hivehome.com/products/hive-window-door-sensor


That's the wrong item

morganste1 m ago

That's the wrong item


sorry wrong link but same price for the motion sensor

I bought it last week for my hive system to compliment my hue system, here's a few notes.

Pros:
1. Very slim and portable
2. Easy to place due to its slim profile
3. Useful as it tells you when it has been activated via the app (the app is horrendous however)

Cons:
1. Poor build quality, the back cover which gives you direct access to the circuit board comes of very easily.
2. If you intend to use it with lights then be prepared for a very frustrating set up process. I wanted it to simply activate the lights between the hours of 4pm-7:30am and not activate during hours outside of this. If activated I wanted the light to stay on for 30 seconds. It is completely erratic and will turn on and off as expected or stay on indefinitely. After three days I still can't get it to work the way I want and I'm very close to taking out the whole Hive system and just extending my Hue lights and Hue Sensor to replace the hallway lights where the Hive lights currently are.

FYI: British Gas customers can get a free Hive Hub and 2 lights by logging into their account and clicking rewards.

If you're new to this and have a choice, DO NOT go with Hive, for the love of Zeus.
Edited by: "Prosamuraiman" 29th Nov

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Prosamuraiman13 m ago

I bought it last week for my hive system to compliment my hue system, …I bought it last week for my hive system to compliment my hue system, here's a few notes.Pros:1. Very slim and portable2. Easy to place due to its slim profile3. Useful as it tells you when it has been activate via the app (the app is horrendous however)Cons:1. Poor build quality, the back cover which gives you direct access to the circuit board comes of very easily.2. If you intend to use it with lights then be prepared for a very frustrating set up process. I wanted it to simply activate the lights between the hours of 4pm-7:30am and not activate during hours outside of this. If activated I wanted the light to stay on for 30 seconds. It is completely erratic and will turn on and off as expected or stay on indefinitely. After three days I still can't get it to work the way I want and I'm very close to taking out the whole Hive system and just extending my Hue lights and Hue Sensor to replace the hallway where the Hive lights currently are.FYI: British Gas customers can get a free Hive Hub and 2 lights by logging into their account and clicking rewards.If you're new to this and have a choice, DO NOT go with Hive, for the love of Zeus.


What you've described is exactly why I wanted this. It doesn't sound great!

I set timings in the app for my heating, saved them and the app changed it all to random times. Not great!!

morganste14 m ago

What you've described is exactly why I wanted this. It doesn't sound …What you've described is exactly why I wanted this. It doesn't sound great! I set timings in the app for my heating, saved them and the app changed it all to random times. Not great!!


Hi, my Hue motion sensor and lights have been excellent and have been working perfectly for several weeks now. The app is also much better and there are far more options on the motion sensor (only activate when light drops to a certain level, control sensitivity of the motion sensor vs body heat).

Honestly, do yourself a favour and go with Hue!

I find the most annoying thing with the motion sensor is not being able to change the notification sound

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Prosamuraiman29th Nov

Hi, my Hue motion sensor and lights have been excellent and have been …Hi, my Hue motion sensor and lights have been excellent and have been working perfectly for several weeks now. The app is also much better and there are far more options on the motion sensor (only activate when light drops to a certain level, control sensitivity of the motion sensor vs body heat). Honestly, do yourself a favour and go with Hue!


I've had this installed for a couple of days now and so far it's done exactly as I've wanted it too.

I have found that within the app you have to set 'off' time as well as 'on' time otherwise it sends the timings up the wall!

morganste45 m ago

I've had this installed for a couple of days now and so far it's done …I've had this installed for a couple of days now and so far it's done exactly as I've wanted it too. I have found that within the app you have to set 'off' time as well as 'on' time otherwise it sends the timings up the wall!


I did all that and even called Hive to confirm I had done everything correctly. They did the typical diagnostic and said that the hive system and especially the issues I was experiencing with were commonplace and couldn't suggest anything else.
In the end they organised a return I purchased another Hue motion sensor to go along with the one I already have that's been working perfectly.

I’ve never had a problem with the heating system, and although I was considering this motion sensor I haven’t seen/read too much good. Picked up a couple of Echos so will rely on voice control for nowz
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