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  1. Remote light switch

    Forget remote bulbs we need remote replacement seiches so we can turn any light on and off when we like via the app. Bulbs are no use as too many different fittings !

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    under review  ·  440 comments  ·  Future functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Add a door bell video camera functionality

    With a camera door bell it could link to the hive hub and contact the property owners mobile allowing video calling between phone and unit. It would allow you to see who was at the door and converse directly with them without them knowing whether you were in the property or not. Could have a chime unit in the house. At home it could be just a bell but away from home would act like a security device.

    3,348 votes
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    under review  ·  421 comments  ·  Future functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Hive HD Security/Family Camera

    It would be really cool to be able to connect a Hive security camera to the hive system so that when away from the house if it detects movement you can view the HD footage from your phone. The camera should also offer night vision for evening movement. It could also double as a baby cam. Having the ability to store an save moments would also add to the appeal as sometimes the funny moments you want to keep happen when the camera is not rolling. I know Nest has this very cool feature, but I know Hive would do…

    2,255 votes
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  4. Alarm and CCTV

    To broaden the use of hive so the hub can be used with an alarm and CCTV SYSTEM.

    1,256 votes
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    128 comments  ·  Future functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Hive Light Bulbs - Sunset Option

    Hive light bulbs can be preprogrammed to turn on and off at a specific time.
    Program a "sunset/sunrise" option that would turn the lights on/off a (user) specific time before or after sunset or sunrise so the timer does not need to be continually adjusted. Great if the home is unoccupied etc

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    207 comments  ·  Future functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Hive Product Team responded

    Hi there,

    We’ve added sunset and sunrise as an input in our new Actions feature. So you can set a bulb or plug to come on or off an hour either side of sunset or sunrise. It will adjust automatically too depending on the time of year.

    Sunset and sunrise are available from Android app version 2.4.1 and iOS app version 7.0 onwards. Please make sure your app is up to date to receive the latest features.

    Thanks for the feedback!
    The Hive Team

  6. Multi bulb use

    I have 3 hive bulbs in 1light but it takes up 3 spaces on my hive dash board it would be good if some how you can link the bulbs together so I can control them all at once in one light fitting

    1,207 votes
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    199 comments  ·  Future functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Hive Product Team responded

    Hi there,

    You can now link bulbs together using Quick Actions to assign an action to a group of bulbs. For example “Lounge Bulbs On” would switch the bulbs in your lounge on using one touch from the dashboard. You can create a Quick Action by tapping the plus button on the bottom right hand side of the dashboard.

    Quick Actions are available from Android app version 2.4.1 and iOS app version 7.0 onwards, please make sure your app is up to date to receive the latest features.

    Thanks for the feedback!
    The Hive Team

  7. Group active light bulbs

    Not sure if anyone has posted this but I am a fan of the active lights but it's frustrating when I can't group bulbs at a room level.
    Eg. If I have two lights in the living room, group them together and I can switch on or off together instead of individually as I do at the moment.

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    completed  ·  121 comments  ·  Future functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. OK Google. set temp 22 degrees.

    Control for Hive thermostat through Google Home/Google Assistant

    783 votes
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  9. GU10

    When is gu10 lamps going to be available, I have noticed that Philips has already launched theirs. I have plenty of gu10 lamps around the house I don't really want to be installing plugs above ceiling.

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    92 comments  ·  Future functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. More users on the same app.

    Hi
    I own several houses and would contemplate putting a Hive in each but it means having separate emails and logging in and out every time I wanted to sort something. This is inconvenient. You need to enable us to work in the same app by being able to flick from one property to the other without having to log in and out.
    Hope this gets to the right people

    592 votes
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    77 comments  ·  Future functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Siri Integration

    Hi, if this exists please excuse but do you think it would be possible for Siri to control function settings for temperature, hot water and to set up the schedule?

    535 votes
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    85 comments  ·  Future functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Smart hive bulb gentle wake up

    I would like your new bulbs to gradually increase in brightness at a certain time of day so it could act as an alarm clock.

    476 votes
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    33 comments  ·  Future functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi There

    Thanks for getting in touch with a great idea. The more requests we receive the higher up the priority list this will go, so spread the word.

    Thanks

    Hive Team

  13. Group into Rooms

    Group products into rooms. So if you have multiple light bulbs that you'd like to control as one then you can. Also maybe at the end of the night as you leave the lounge you may want to switch off your TV Plug, Lamps, Fish Tank light etc all in 1 go.

    432 votes
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    58 comments  ·  Future functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi There

    Thanks for getting in touch with a great idea. The more requests we receive the higher up the priority list this will go, so spread the word.

    Thanks

    Hive Team

  14. HOMEKIT

    Despite having a HIVE lighting kit and being quite pleased with it I have just spent £160 on Philips Hue...why?...BECAUSE IT WORKS WITH APPLE HOMEKIT! There are a lot of Apple fans out there who will not touch HIVE until the HOMEKIT issue is sorted, as someone already eluded to on here “About time you gave the customer what they want.”

    428 votes
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    51 comments  ·  Future functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Extend IFTTT to include active plugs

    I've seen mention of including active lights which is actually now live. Would be great to be able to trigger the active plug on/off so that for example when asking Alexa to trigger bedtime, this could switch off my lights and tv (connected to a plug) and table lamp (connected to a plug)

    392 votes
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    completed  ·  50 comments  ·  Future functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Motorised curtains / blinds

    motorised curtains / blinds which can either work from a schedule or the automatic sunrise / sunset times from met office.

    381 votes
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    37 comments  ·  Future functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Group Active plugs

    I'd like to be able to group my Active plugs so that I can switch multiple ones on with one click.

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    52 comments  ·  Future functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    started  ·  Hive Product Team responded

    Hi there,

    While we work on a full grouping solution for plugs you can use our Quick Actions to assign an action to a group of bulbs. For example “Downstairs Plugs On” would switch the specified plugs on using one touch from the dashboard.

    Quick Actions are available from Android app version 2.4.1 and iOS app version 7.0 onwards, please make sure your app is up to date to receive the latest features.

    Thanks for the feedback!
    The Hive Team

  18. Outdoor wifi security camera with audio

    Waterproof outdoor wifi camera with motion detector storing clips to Sd card with 2 way audio

    262 votes
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  19. Use Google Home (Google Assistant) to control Hive Heating

    As a Hive user, I want to control my heating setting using voice control, so that I can apply those settings from anywhere in proximity to my Google Home unit without the need to open the mobile app.

    Given I have a Google Home device and a Hive heating thermostat,
    I can link Hive to google home via the google home app

    Given I have successfully linked google home and hive heating thermostat,
    I can use voice commands to control the thermostat settings
    I can ask to "turn the heat up"
    I can ask to "turn the heating down"
    I…

    237 votes
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  20. Integrating Yale Smart lock with Hive system

    Yale has developed smart front door locks which requires z-wave module. I would love to buy one but dont want so many different systems in home. It would be great if I can use my Hive system for that. Hive please work with Yale.

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    58 comments  ·  Future functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi There

    Thanks for getting in touch with a great idea. The more requests we receive the higher up the priority list this will go, so spread the word.

    Thanks

    Hive Team

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