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Hive Welcome Home pack with Motion Sensor, Plug and Lights £40 @ Hivehome
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Just before Christmas I picked up this deal to expand my hive home, which ties in nicely to the recent post from johnwillowlfc for a Hub and two bulbs for £44.99 on Amazon. If … Read more

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khalsa2614th Jan

Good on you Gareth. Sadly my New Year's resolution is for a hassle free …Good on you Gareth. Sadly my New Year's resolution is for a hassle free life, so I just opted to send the whole lot back. It cost them carriage to get it to me and now they have to pay the carriage to collect. That's what I call loss making. Very disappointed as they just were not agreeing to their own terms and conditions whatsoever.


Oh, disappointing to read. Cancelled my with no questions and took the £40 payment over the phone. The hive live subscription then disappeared from my online account.

Good on you Gareth. Sadly my New Year's resolution is for a hassle free life, so I just opted to send the whole lot back. It cost them carriage to get it to me and now they have to pay the carriage to collect. That's what I call loss making. Very disappointed as they just were not agreeing to their own terms and conditions whatsoever.
Edited by: "khalsa26" 14th Jan

My intention is to cancel the live part, if they try to charge me for it for the remaining term, I have the terms and conditions printed to I will pay it then instruct the small claims court to get it back, along with the fees.
Ive had to do similar in the past, not with hive but it has been successful and is very easy to do online.

Well done to all that have managed to cancel the £2.99 part. I have been trying for days and they are just not having it. I have even sent them the terms and conditions but to no avail. They say if you cancel the Hive Live subscription, then you still have to pay for that part too for the whole term. I am sending the whole lot back tomorrow. I tried my very best with them.
Edited by: "khalsa26" 14th Jan

I've given it ago. I'll try and ring them before the 14 days to cancel the hive live I think. Found this on their website.
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Hive Bulbs £15.20 + 2.95 delivery -  Hivehome
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20% off hive products from hive-home makes it the cheapest place to buy bulbs that I could find. Bulbs are £15.20 plus delivery here, and they are £19 at Amazon and Argos...so if… Read more

Usual price £18.99 in screw fix, for those who prefer to collect

Thanks. I think it's free delivery if you spend over £50.
Hive Motion Sensor £23.20 @  Hivehome - 20% off in Winter Sale
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Been looking for a motion sensor to go with the Hive Active Heating I got before Christmas and Hive Home have a 20% Winter Sale on at the moment that lasts until January 3rd. The H… Read more
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Sun26th Dec

You can with custom device handlers. I have written one but not yet …You can with custom device handlers. I have written one but not yet released to public.


How do you go about loading custom device handlers die Hive? Your Dth wouldn't by any chance be for Xiaomi sensors?

justonemorepie5 h, 18 m ago

Can you not use third party sensors like you can with ST?


You can with custom device handlers. I have written one but not yet released to public.

justonemorepie3 h, 35 m ago

Can you not use third party sensors like you can with ST?


I don't know, I've got a hive hub but never set it up as there's no point if you've got an ST hub.

Shame because they are well made but not reliable so completely worthless as any kind of trigger or security alarm.

I have these and must admit im really disappointed the range of them is not that great and to reconnect them is a real pain gotta take battery out mess around etc.

They aren't even that far from the hub talking 1 brick wall the signal has to get through. Not worth £5 in my opinion kinda not fit for purpose.
Hive Heating (no hub) - £79.20 @ Hivehome
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Tempted by this after getting the free hub/bulbs. Any better prices out there

Martin88120 h, 47 m ago

I think it's the opposite of this with the hub - you can't leave it behind …I think it's the opposite of this with the hub - you can't leave it behind because British Gas say once it's linked to an account it can't be changed. I contacted their support yesterday and asked them to factory reset a hub I'm not using so I can give it away to somebody and they point blank refused.


Yes that is correct, I was talking more about the hive heating when I meant it has to stay behind.

Matty878714th Dec

OK Cool but the Hive team told me it is not possible to take the thing …OK Cool but the Hive team told me it is not possible to take the thing with you..


I think it's the opposite of this with the hub - you can't leave it behind because British Gas say once it's linked to an account it can't be changed. I contacted their support yesterday and asked them to factory reset a hub I'm not using so I can give it away to somebody and they point blank refused.

A2DY_22 m ago

Guess it also depends what you prefer to use. I’ve got Alexa setup to c …Guess it also depends what you prefer to use. I’ve got Alexa setup to control my hive and ikea bulbs. Could add Nest or Hive Heating and add to Alexa.Also like to use HomeKit but hive doesn’t work on that but ikea lights and nest heating does.if Hive added HomeKit I would get this in an instant and slowly move everything over. It’s great using with Alexa, Siri or directly on iPhone or Apple Watch to control other things.


I've got Alexa at home but my parents don't have it. I've gone and ordered two now!!! Retail therapy ... (one for myself!)

It's just an extra app and hub so shouldn't be too much of an issue. Or might need to pick up an echo for my folks!

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germainsophie1 h, 15 m ago

I've just read that the hue bulbs work with Nest but not with hive. I …I've just read that the hue bulbs work with Nest but not with hive. I could still get the hive but will just have two hubs and two different apps?


Guess it also depends what you prefer to use. I’ve got Alexa setup to control my hive and ikea bulbs. Could add Nest or Hive Heating and add to Alexa.
Also like to use HomeKit but hive doesn’t work on that but ikea lights and nest heating does.

if Hive added HomeKit I would get this in an instant and slowly move everything over. It’s great using with Alexa, Siri or directly on iPhone or Apple Watch to control other things.
Edited by: "A2DY_" 16th Dec 2017

A2DY_14th Dec

If much prefer a nest. Can’t get close to this price though can it


I've just read that the hue bulbs work with Nest but not with hive.

I could still get the hive but will just have two hubs and two different apps?
Hive 20% off sale. Starts now
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Just receive an email from Hive, they are starting their sale early, 20% off all their Hive products For example the Plug is now £31.20

from where Hive`s own website ?

davieg15 h, 34 m ago

My hive hub v1, drops connection all the time, 2 to 3 times a week


For around £30 upgrade to v2

My hive hub v1, drops connection all the time, 2 to 3 times a week

Same me never had any problems

Matty878755 m ago

I would rather go with nest/hue combination personally.Found the Hive hub …I would rather go with nest/hue combination personally.Found the Hive hub to be very poor, would constantly drop connection but maybe I just had a bad one.


Sounds like you may have a bad one, I’ve not had any issue with mine through the whole time of owning it
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Hive smart plug - £29.25 @ Hive
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Frembrit21 m ago

Do you mean motion sensor on the plug? That's an override button isn't it? …Do you mean motion sensor on the plug? That's an override button isn't it? which the original didn't have?


The original one has the manual on / off button, too. It’s on the top rather than on the face of the plug.

I reiterate: the “new” version of the Hive active plug is different only in cosmetics. It’s functionality is identical. I have both.The “old” version is usually £28.

redizeli11 h, 21 m ago

Not cosmetics only. Motion sensor added. Big difference to me


Do you mean motion sensor on the plug? That's an override button isn't it? which the original didn't have?
Edited by: "Frembrit" 25th Nov 2017

redizeli3 h, 32 m ago

Not cosmetics only. Motion sensor added. Big difference to me


No brother, the Hive motion sensor remains a separate product.

Rastafari2 h, 42 m ago

These are normally £28 for the old version, which works exactly the same …These are normally £28 for the old version, which works exactly the same as this new version, just slight cosmetic change.


Not cosmetics only. Motion sensor added. Big difference to me

These are normally £28 for the old version, which works exactly the same as this new version, just slight cosmetic change.
25% off Black Friday sale @ Hive
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Offer applies to all Hive products except subscription plans, Home Move, cameras and accessories. Including Lights cheapest so far. downside is Delivery cost £2.95 but just spoke … Read more

Just called AO. They have priced matched the Wickes 20% discount and the 1-day Black Friday additional 15% discount. Three Hive bulbs and a Hive smart plug for a little over £65. Free next day delivery as well
Hive active heating £74 without and £149 with installation for British Gas customers
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Steps 1- check your BG rewards if you are eligible for active lights kit free https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/free-hive-light-bulbs-with-british-gas-rewards-2834205 if you get … Read more
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I bought from Amazon with installation - BT engineer brings hub on installation date. Wait time for installation is 12 days (currently) A great deal as in my area installation is £80-£100 alone. A great find

orthopod10 m ago

£74 is for anybody only thing specific for British Gas customers is free …£74 is for anybody only thing specific for British Gas customers is free lights with hub.


Thanks - ah right - so I’d be be ok to get this and it would work with my existing receiver too?

Planning to get the hub + ‘free’ lights posted on the other deal from amazon too.

Unless there’s any better deal for all this stuff going around??

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the_mercy_of_percy23 m ago

I already have a hive receiver connected to my boiler. Can i buy this £74 …I already have a hive receiver connected to my boiler. Can i buy this £74 deal to get the updated thermostat? The V1 thermostat is PANTS.Oh hang on is this kid for British Gas customers? I am not a BG customer.



£74 is for anybody only thing specific for British Gas customers is free lights with hub.

I already have a hive receiver connected to my boiler. Can i buy this £74 deal to get the updated thermostat? The V1 thermostat is PANTS.

Oh hang on is this kid for British Gas customers? I am not a BG customer.
Edited by: "the_mercy_of_percy" 27th Nov 2017

I'm with Apple Homekit camp and WAS going down the Philips Hue (and eventually Tado route)... this is a gamechanger.

I've just got my free lights from British Gas. If I call up for this £74 deal, which Hub do they ship v1 or v2?

Also, does anyone know if Hive will ever be on Homekit? Much like Ikea lights have just climbed on board... is it worth the wait, or is everyone now jumping ship to Alexa/ Android/ Google Home???

Decisions/ decisions...
Hive active heating Installed 10 x £19.99 for British gas customers £199.90
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Had an email from BG - they are offering the Hive Active Heating with hub installed for £19.99 a month over 12 months, but BG customers get 2 months free. Also available without t… Read more
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plane_boy200023 m ago

@cleverguy12 - it looks like it recognises that I've logged into by BG …@cleverguy12 - it looks like it recognises that I've logged into by BG account.Try this link which is the one from the email offer they sent mehttps://www.hivehome.com/plans/hive-heating-plan-british-gas?cid=cen.bg..subs-hp..q4.em-campaign

That works!! Thanks a lot for posting

cleverguy129 m ago

Thanks for that mate. I went through yesterday and didn't see it. Cheers

For some reason it's still not showing for me....

plane_boy200013 m ago

If you follow the link above and click the buy now button it takes you to …If you follow the link above and click the buy now button it takes you to :-[Image] And then you get this option :-[Image]

Thanks for that mate. I went through yesterday and didn't see it. Cheers

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cleverguy1216 h, 36 m ago

Hey @plane_boy2000 where does it say that BG customers get 2 months free? …Hey @plane_boy2000 where does it say that BG customers get 2 months free? I just went through the checkout and it didn't mention this anywhere


If you follow the link above and click the buy now button it takes you to :-

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And then you get this option :-

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Hive 20% off autumn sale
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Most Hive products reduced, for example: Window/door sensor down to £23.20 from £29 Active heating kit £199.20 from £249 Dimmable bulb £15.20 from £19 Active plug £31.20 from £… Read more
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Has this expired? I now see a free Amazon Echo and 2% quidco...

10% quidco too. Bought with installation last night for 199.99 and tracked cashback.

Derek_Duval26th Oct

I reckon there'll be some good deals on hive in a months time on black …I reckon there'll be some good deals on hive in a months time on black friday. Probably worth waiting if there's no rush.


Yes they always seem to do a Black Friday offer. Last years saw the Hive Heating kit at the same price as this discount, i.e. £199

HotUKDealSeeker26th Oct

right! yea, I see that nowNot a difficult job though. I did mine in …right! yea, I see that nowNot a difficult job though. I did mine in around 20 minutes. I guess £20 (at the sale price), is a good deal and you get a echo dot as well. Shame they don't throw in a couple of bulbs too


The British Gas engineer that installed our 2 zone with hot water Hive took over 2 1/2 hours to do ours and had a heck of a job. Glad I hadn’t tried to do it myself.

HotUKDealSeeker26th Oct

Can't see the discount either.However, even at £199.20 the HAH is still …Can't see the discount either.However, even at £199.20 the HAH is still more expensive than getting it from say screwfix for £179.99 and get 2 free bulbs tooScrewfix Hive Active Heating Link:https://www.screwfix.com/p/hive-active-heating-hot-water-thermostat/5215j


Screwfid includes Installtion tho?
Hive (not heating) 2 x Light Bulbs, Motion Sensor, & Active Plug £9.99 per month for 10 months for British Gas customers (12 for non)
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Get all the Hive Hub, 2 x Hive Active Lights, 1 Hive Motion Sensor, 1x Hive Action Plug - Hub alone seems to be over £60, Bulbs £20 each, Motion Sensor £25 and plug £28 - so about … Read more
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These can't be passed on can they? I have a v1 hub could I sell that to someone else even though it's been activated?

I guess all the stuff would work with the v1 hub?
Hive active heating kit + Echo Dot @ Hivehome
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Great deal for winter months Amazon have just the Self install kit for £179 With this deal you get Hive Smart THERMOSTAT Hive receiver Hive Hub AMAZON Echo Dot All for £179 self i… Read more

Managed to get mine for £149 installed from the engineer who did my boiler care service.

mahmooduk23rd Oct

just call them and told them ur friend got offer by phone from sale team …just call them and told them ur friend got offer by phone from sale team ....u will get same offer


Do you have a reference number I can quote to them

just call them and told them ur friend got offer by phone from sale team ....u will get same offer

mahmooduk23 h, 42 m ago

hot deal Called them and bought from Sale Team , Got discounted to £161.10 …hot deal Called them and bought from Sale Team , Got discounted to £161.10 + £2.99 + 2 free Hive Active Light Dimmable bulb


What did you say?

How long did it take to arrive
Hive Active Heating, Self Install, own Hub  £74.25 - Perfect if you already have the hub!
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Great deal, direct from Hive website. Under £80 if you already have a hub through one of the various British Gas promo's where they gave out hub + lights, or hub+sockets. (Or hive… Read more

FF993 h, 23 m ago

I have a combi with standard (?) Brit Gas wireless thermostat. Would I be …I have a combi with standard (?) Brit Gas wireless thermostat. Would I be right that the existing small receiver box has to be replaced with the equivalent Hive unit and then a further box also has to be connected to the router via ethernet, or is it more complicated than that?? Also, it looks like the Hive boiler controller (i.e. the small square box wired into the boiler) is pretty much the same size as the existing receiver of the BG wireless thermostat. The Hive website speaks of interchangeability with certain other systems. Is the old style BG wireless thermostat one of these, so the box is is just physically swappable ?


You have the best set up for this. Clip the receiver off the wall, and clip the hive receiver in its place as they use the same back plate and same wiring configuration. The hub just plugs in to your router.

Radeon12 h, 41 m ago

What type of wire do you need? My current set up has three core flex.


5 core is ideal, but there's no harm using 2 x 3 core

I have a combi with standard (?) Brit Gas wireless thermostat. Would I be right that the existing small receiver box has to be replaced with the equivalent Hive unit and then a further box also has to be connected to the router via ethernet, or is it more complicated than that?? Also, it looks like the Hive boiler controller (i.e. the small square box wired into the boiler) is pretty much the same size as the existing receiver of the BG wireless thermostat. The Hive website speaks of interchangeability with certain other systems. Is the old style BG wireless thermostat one of these, so the box is is just physically swappable ?
Edited by: "FF99" 28th Aug 2017

Amazed why anyone really needs this when compared to a timer set close enough to daily needs

What type of wire do you need? My current set up has three core flex.
Hive Summer Sale - 25% off all items on their website
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25% off summer sale. Bulbs, sensors, smart plugs, heating, hive hub.

ScroopEgerton8th Sep

I din't read your lengthy explanation of why you think 'm an …I din't read your lengthy explanation of why you think 'm an idiot.Basically anyone who responds (unprovoked) as aggressively as you have to a light hearted post is a troll. You think you're contributing to the site with your comments? You haven't submitted a deal in over 2 YEARS.You called me an idiot, and also you've asked me if I'm "Donald Trump, as that's the only reason anyone would prefer an American product over a British one" (mmmm, that adds LOADS to the discussion, especially since Hive was created by a Swiss in California.)You're a silly troll, I'm blocking you and won't respond to any more of your nonsense.Have fun trolling everyone's comments if you don't like them.



Basically anyone who responds (unprovoked) as aggressively as you have to a light hearted post is a troll.

Bye then troll, you won't be missed...

iancwatkinson15 h, 26 m ago

No because you post like an idiot. It's simple.What does "NEST! NEST! …No because you post like an idiot. It's simple.What does "NEST! NEST! NEST! NEST!" add to a hive post.Only an idiot would think it adds anything, but hey I know we've established you are, so lets explain it.



I din't read your lengthy explanation of why you think 'm an idiot.

Basically anyone who responds (unprovoked) as aggressively as you have to a light hearted post is a troll.

You think you're contributing to the site with your comments? You haven't submitted a deal in over 2 YEARS.

You called me an idiot, and also you've asked me if I'm "Donald Trump, as that's the only reason anyone would prefer an American product over a British one" (mmmm, that adds LOADS to the discussion, especially since Hive was created by a Swiss in California.)

You're a silly troll, I'm blocking you and won't respond to any more of your nonsense.

Have fun trolling everyone's comments if you don't like them.

Edited by: "ScroopEgerton" 8th Sep 2017

ScroopEgerton4th Sep

I'm an idiot because I prefer the design of the Nest over Hive? Or because …I'm an idiot because I prefer the design of the Nest over Hive? Or because don't chose my purchases solely based on geographical point of manufacture?Go away, you silly troll.



No because you post like an idiot. It's simple.

What does "NEST! NEST! NEST! NEST!" add to a hive post.

Only an idiot would think it adds anything, but hey I know we've established you are, so lets explain it.

1/ This is a hive post, most people looking here are looking for hive, not next.
2/ This is hotdeals uk, so most people here will be UK based, not american.
3/ The nest used to be the only game in town, however it was equaled and surpassed some time ago by the hive gear.
4/ You're going to say, that's my opinion, yes, but not just mine most of the reviews show the same

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Major downside to the nest? Price.

Nest -3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat £279ncluding VAT
Hive in this deal? £149 and again the same regularly on Amazon. So good luck, only an idiot would pay £120 more on looks alone, for a thermostat..but then again, they do say and idiot and their money are easily parted and you're the proof of that.

Major downside to the hive, integration - which now it's open and works with Alexa isn't really the case any more, but was true at the time.

Big plus is that a dot is much cheaper than a google home to make hive integrated.


So lets go back to your final point, you're an idiot because you choose something over how it looks, rather than what is the best, you then post ""NEST! NEST! NEST! NEST!" rather than add to the discussion with your shallow view.

Please don't buy the hive that's a deal on hotukdeals at the moment, because You and to be fair, probably only you prefer the look of the nest thermostat over the hive to the extent you're prepared to pay more for it.

Troll, nope.
Prepared to keep showing you up as an idiot..absolutely...
Edited by: "iancwatkinson" 7th Sep 2017

iancwatkinson23 m ago

Well unless you're an idiot. Glad we agree it's one of the only two …Well unless you're an idiot. Glad we agree it's one of the only two reasons and you're not Donald Trump...


I'm an idiot because I prefer the design of the Nest over Hive?
Or because don't chose my purchases solely based on geographical point of manufacture?

Go away, you silly troll.

ScroopEgerton31st Aug

Yep. That's the only concievable reason. I'm Donald Trump.



Well unless you're an idiot. Glad we agree it's one of the only two reasons and you're not Donald Trump...
Hive Camera - £129 @ HiveHome.com (2 for £219)
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Enjoy the view wherever you are, with Hive Camera keeping an eye on things back home. Packed with great features - live-streamed HD footage, two-way audio and night vision - with … Read more

Sharpharp

Spoke in depth with Hive geeks last week. Basically treat this as a … Spoke in depth with Hive geeks last week. Basically treat this as a completely separate item, which means it connects separately to your router (not the Hive one) and you also require a separate App on your phone as well...The only thing Hive about it is the badge and the price . Under the hood it's spec is poor. Way better in-door cams can be had for half the cost. So much for Hive being an integrated solution for all devices, after just 6 devices on the Hive roster, the Hive developments teams have split off into doing their own solutions.



Do you have any links to the cheaper and better cameras?

Whilst I do own a pair of these, and am disappointed with the poor motion dectection, this is RRP, not a deal

kill_bill

Google SNH-C6417BN, it's the same camera but lots cheaper!



Seems to be the same price

Spoke in depth with Hive geeks last week. Basically treat this as a completely separate item, which means it connects separately to your router (not the Hive one) and you also require a separate App on your phone as well...

The only thing Hive about it is the badge and the price . Under the hood it's spec is poor. Way better in-door cams can be had for half the cost.

So much for Hive being an integrated solution for all devices, after just 6 devices on the Hive roster, the Hive developments teams have split off into doing their own solutions.

Google SNH-C6417BN, it's the same camera but lots cheaper!
SAVE 50% ON AMAZON ECHO DOT WHEN YOU BUY HIVE WELCOME HOME STARTER PLAN £24.99
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Just found this on the British Gas Hive app. Sign up to their plan for £5.99 and get the Amazon Alexa dot for £24.99 via redemption from Amazon Terms & Conditions Offer end… Read more
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Having a quick look, it looks like this is a two year contract at £5.99, so about £144 over the term (plus another £25 for the Dot). Also comes with the following:

2 Hive Active Light™ Dimmable Warm White bulbs (Screw)
1 Hive Motion Sensor
1 Hive Active Plug™
1 Hive Hub
Hive Live

OK deal if you want to sign up to Hive anyway, but expensive if all you are after is the Dot
30% off hive sensors today only at Hive Home
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received an email for the following £21.30 each plus P&P normally £29 Hive Window or Door Sensor or Hive Motion Sensor

topdealman

I think the sensors have no real use... deal on Hive plugs or if they … I think the sensors have no real use... deal on Hive plugs or if they had a camera would be good



Why no use?
How are they any less useful than the plugs? It entirely depends what you wish to do.
We have a light bulb set up in the games room, the only downside is you need to get your phone the turn it on / off if you want to schedule option active, so we're going to get a motion sensor to turn on the light when we enter and turn it off when we leave, it can then also be linked to plugs to turn on the games consoles etc when we enter and turn off automatically when we leave, along with notifying us if anyone activates it while we're out.
Entirely up to what you're intending to do around the house but it's far from useless, maybe just not particularly useful for your household.

It's like someone from the apprentice is on here tonight. Lord sugar is going to be very unhappy

I think the sensors have no real use... deal on Hive plugs or if they had a camera would be good
Edited by: "topdealman" 9th Mar 2017

Why cold? Are they not good
Winter Sale: 20% off all hive products at Hive Shop. Now £15.20 for an active bulb
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Price shown is for bulb - usual price £19.00 Offer applies to all Hive products except Hive Live and Home Move. Offer not available in conjunction with other Hive or British Gas o… Read more
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Dave_dave69

Interesting Mike - it reminds me of an office I used to work in - they … Interesting Mike - it reminds me of an office I used to work in - they fitted motion detection lights to save money. Great - when I walked into the office the light switched on - unfortunately after I sat at my computer for a while the light switched off because I hadn't moved enough - I thought I had died!



That still occasionally happens in my house :-) especially if a PIR battery goes flat, most rooms have 2 PIRs which is enough to keep the lights on when you're sat at a computer. Perhaps the really clever bit is the software that detects no one is in the house and switches the alarm on automatically, whilst replicating the movement it detected from previous movement records, so the lights turn on as though someone was still in the house - better than any timer based system. It's quite sad that all this is on hardware that must be 5+ years old and the forerunner to Hive, yet Hive can't manage half of the functionality (thought there's a far amount of my own software in use).

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mbuckhurst

The ironic thing, is that in my house the lights turn on themselves when … The ironic thing, is that in my house the lights turn on themselves when you enter the room, no need to talk to a box or press buttons on your phone, and the technology I use, the forerunner of Hive, before they were absorbed by BG and the technology suppressed. mike



Interesting Mike - it reminds me of an office I used to work in - they fitted motion detection lights to save money. Great - when I walked into the office the light switched on - unfortunately after I sat at my computer for a while the light switched off because I hadn't moved enough - I thought I had died!

furbars

​Amazon echo is your answer, I use the dot and works great, even your b … ​Amazon echo is your answer, I use the dot and works great, even your babysitter could use it.



The ironic thing, is that in my house the lights turn on themselves when you enter the room, no need to talk to a box or press buttons on your phone, and the technology I use, the forerunner of Hive, before they were absorbed by BG and the technology suppressed.

mike

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furbars

​Amazon echo is your answer, I use the dot and works great, even your b … ​Amazon echo is your answer, I use the dot and works great, even your babysitter could use it.



Agreed - use the echo or dot - make a world of difference to the lights and heating control.

I can now say - "echo - dim lights to 50%" without someone saying "sod off - get up and do it yourself".


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Hive winter sale 20% off
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Pretty straightforward 20% across the hive range in their winter sale. I have the hive (V1) and I think it's great.

Annoying postage charge so not much cheaper

None of the hive products work with Apple home kit which is disappointing.

I have the hive thermostat...I have been pleased with it

I can't knock the 20% off however Amazon beat the price of most products after the reduction. You'll also be force to fork out £2.95 delivery for any orders under £50 when ordering direct from Hive.

Hi
Not wanting to knock this, but I think the Amazon Black Friday deals were better. Now before we get a cynical comment about a time machine, previous experience with Hive tells me that post Xmas Day sale prices (at Wickes/Currys/Amazon/etc) tend to match Black Friday prices.

Obviously not guaranteed, but I'd recommend holding fire for another week before pressing the 'Add to basket' button. Just my penny's worth...
Edited by: "RedTurkey" 19th Dec 2016

Their crap .. I've got hive for my home and the more things you add the moe glitchy it becomes (read the forums) hive support are a waste of time , mines all going back in a box to them for a refund
Hive installed by British gas £99 if you have homecare
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This deal is not for everyone as you need to have homecare cover with British Gas. This is not available online. British Gas engineers are offering £50 discount on hives installe… Read more

coldhome7

do you need to be on a homecare agreement and an engineer to be present, … do you need to be on a homecare agreement and an engineer to be present, my thermostat has gone and was wondering if its wise to sign up to plan and upgrade?



Yep, I have a homecare agreement and I logged an issue with my thermostat and the engineer who came out for that offered the £100 off and did the Hive install there and then.

Cpt_Blackadder

I managed to get it for 149.99 today


do you need to be on a homecare agreement and an engineer to be present, my thermostat has gone and was wondering if its wise to sign up to plan and upgrade?

I managed to get it for 149.99 today

Is this offer still available?

Got my first service today, engineer said the controller was faulty, and advised on Hive, but said £149 fully fitted, have you to push them for the offer, or has it ended? Thanks.