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6 ways your smart home can be even cooler than 'Back to the Future'

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Daily Hive Custom Content Aug 08, 2017 12:15 am 784

Vancouverites, futuristic home technology has arrived.

Although it probably all seemed impossible when you watched the movie Back to the Future, savvy tech is now a reality, progressing at a super fast pace.

And that’s an incredible thing for you, since you can reap the benefits of seamless, hassle-free technology in the comfort of your home or when you’re on the go, with one smart ecosystem.

This means you have full control of everything from your air conditioning to your lighting levels, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all through one easy-to-use mobile app. Plus, you have the freedom to manage your devices when you’re staying out late, working longer hours, or if you’re on vacation.

We’ve teamed up with home technology leader Hive to show you how you can have a smart home that’s even cooler than Back to the Future with the following technology.

Smart thermostat

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A Hive smart home active thermostat allows you to easily adjust the temperature of your home without wasting any energy. You can set heating and cooling schedules remotely from your smartphone. This means your place can be nice and cool before you even arrive home on a hot summer day. Winning.

Turn music on in your home before you get there

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An incredible Hive smart home product that you can use is the active plug device which allows you to turn your hair straightener or iron off, turn a lamp on or off, and even switch your music on, all through your smart device, from any location. It’s easy to get your home set up for a party when the music is pumping before you even arrive home.

Lighting to match your mood

You don’t have to deal with bright lighting in your home all throughout the day. Instead, simply switch out your old light bulbs with a Hive smart home active light and set lighting schedules to match your routine and mood. This could even help you save money on your energy bills as you can dim your lighting remotely through Hive’s smart home app.

Window or door sensor

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You can set this system up in less than five minutes and it means that you’ll have peace of mind knowing everything is safe in your home. If a door or window is opened when you’re not home you’ll get a notification on your smartphone. It’s easy.

Motion sensor

Relax wherever you are with a Hive smart home plan motion sensor as it will notify you if anything is happening in your home. You can sync it up with systems to control your heating, lighting, and plugs too.

Manage your devices on one smart ecosystem

Simply plug the Hive Hub into your broadband router and you’ll be able to see and control your home Hive smart home ecosystem from your tablet, laptop, and smartphone. It’s so easy and efficient that you’ll wish you tried it out sooner.


Contrary to what you might think, making your home cooler than Back to the Future doesn’t have to cost you thousands of dollars. You can actually sign up to a Welcome Home starter plan subscription for Hive smart home products, with low monthly rates starting at as little as $11.99 per month. This means you avoid paying fees upfront and you can enjoy continuous customer service, plus an ongoing warranty.

Hive smart home products launched in Canada and the US in June, and it’s the UK’s leading smart home brand. You can try out the Hive Welcome Home plan, to streamline your devices and home lifestyle to suit your schedule. The result could mean helping you start your day stress free and helping you to arrive home to the perfect ambiance.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hive. The opinions and text are all mine.

Vancouverites, futuristic home technology has arrived.

Although it probably all seemed impossible when you watched the movie Back to the Future, savvy tech is now a reality, progressing at a super fast pace.

And that’s an incredible thing for you, since you can reap the benefits of seamless, hassle-free technology in the comfort of your home or when you’re on the go, with one smart ecosystem.

This means you have full control of everything from your air conditioning to your lighting levels, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all through one easy-to-use mobile app. Plus, you have the freedom to manage your devices when you’re staying out late, working longer hours, or if you’re on vacation.

We’ve teamed up with home technology leader Hive to show you how you can have a smart home that’s even cooler than Back to the Future with the following technology.

Smart thermostat

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Hive’s active thermostat allows you to easily adjust the temperature of your home without wasting any energy. You can set heating and cooling schedules remotely from your smartphone. This means your place can be nice and cool before you even arrive home on a hot summer day. Winning.

Turn music on in your home before you get there

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Hive’s active plug device allows you to turn your hair straightener or iron off, turn a lamp on or off, and even switch your music on, all through your smart device, from any location. It’s easy to get your home set up for a party when the music is pumping before you even arrive home.

Lighting to match your mood

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You don’t have to deal with bright lighting in your home all throughout the day. Instead, simply switch out your old light bulbs with a Hive Active Light and set lighting schedules to match your routine and mood. This could even help you save money on your energy bills as you can dim your lighting remotely through Hive’s app.

Window or door sensor

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You can set this system up in less than five minutes and it means that you’ll have peace of mind knowing everything is safe in your home. If a door or window is opened when you’re not home you’ll get a notification on your smartphone. It’s easy.

Motion sensor

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Relax wherever you are with Hive’s motion sensor as it will notify you if anything is happening in your home. You can sync it up with systems to control your heating, lighting, and plugs too.

Manage your devices on one smart ecosystem

IMAGE

Simply plug the Hive Hub into your broadband router and you’ll be able to see and control your home Hive ecosystem from your tablet, laptop, and smartphone. It’s so easy and efficient that you’ll wish you tried it out sooner.

Contrary to what you might think, making your home cooler than Back to the Future doesn’t have to cost you thousands of dollars. With Hive, you can sign up to a Welcome Home Starter Plan subscription with low monthly rates starting at as little as $11.99 per month. This means you avoid paying fees upfront and you can enjoy continuous customer service, plus an ongoing warranty.

Hive launched in Canada and the US in June, and it’s the UK’s leading smart home brand. You can try out the Hive Welcome Home plan, to streamline your devices and home lifestyle to suit your schedule. The result could mean helping you start the day stress free and helping you arrive home to a perfect ambience.

For more information visit Hive online. To stay in the know and get the latest updates visit Hive on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information visit Hive online. To stay in the know and get the latest updates visit them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by the author on behalf of Hive. The opinions and text are all of the author.


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