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    under review  ·  422 comments  ·  Product ideas » Future functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    James Saunders commented  · 

    Hi Hive, how about parterning with the Ding kickstarter guys...
    http://dingproducts.com
    I think the pair of you could make a great partnership.

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    under review  ·  38 comments  ·  Product ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    James Saunders commented  · 

    Smart Meters use the same wireless technology as Hive (Zigbee). Some day we will (should) be able to get at our SmartMeter data (this is part of the government deal for Smart Meter rollout).

    Smart Meter data can already be viewed on the British Gas iPhone app (is you sign up for it). But there is a long way to go yet before Smart Meter data is fully open.

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    James Saunders commented  · 

    Ian, The Gas Smart meters do have a valve which can be switched off. The meter can turn off the Gas supply (for example pay as you go meters turn off the supply when credit runs out, or British Gas can remotely switch off your Gas if there is an emergency or you don't pay your bill. This same valse/switch could be used to switch off the supply of a leak is detected.

    As for reliability, yes indeed this would have to be thourally tested!

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    under review  ·  52 comments  ·  Product ideas  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    James Saunders commented  · 

    Hi Paul,
    The motion and door sensors already work with API 6.2 use the 'device' call.

    James Saunders commented  · 

    If interested I have written a second article documenting the Hive 6.2 API:
    http://www.smartofthehome.com/2016/05/hive-rest-api-v6/

    James Saunders commented  · 

    For anyone who is interested I have written up a short post which details AlertMe v5 API (which also works for Hive):
    http://www.smartofthehome.com/2016/03/hive-api-v5/

    James Saunders commented  · 

    Please can you release a Hive API? Also is there any plans to upen up the Hive hub for web access much like the Philips Hue API?

    This could open up so many possible features and innovations through the dev community (and your own dev team can 'sit back' and watch for the interesting/popular initiatives to help guide you choose which are the most popular to include in your own features).

    Let 2016 be the year for Hive to blossom!

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    52 comments  ·  Product ideas » 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

    James Saunders commented  · 

    Hi Graham, I am not sure if you are referring to the new 'ActivePlug' or original 'SmartPlug'? But if you are referring to the older SmartPlug you may find this product request of interest (please vote on it):

    https://hivehome.uservoice.com/forums/223103-product-ideas/suggestions/12859782-make-the-old-smartplug-smart-again

    Jim

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    James Saunders commented  · 

    Hi Hive,

    Why can you not make the older 'SmartPlug' (aka Booster Plug) controllable remotely? It is exactly the same hardware as its AlertMe predecessor which was remote controllable - I am sure, if you wanted, it would just be a software update to enable it.

    For anyone else who would like this please vote here:

    https://hivehome.uservoice.com/forums/223103-product-ideas/suggestions/12859782-make-the-old-smartplug-smart-again

    Please enable the old SmartPlugs for remote control.

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