Hive - is another new startup company in smart home industry, they are trying to design Z-wave and ZigBee communication standards based smart home and security system. The Hive system includes Hive Hub which is an advanced control unit connects to your home router, it offers versatile functions and built-in 3G modem, as well as WiFi, Bluetooth, Z-Wave, and ZigBee communication protocols, hence it works with Z-wave technology embedded wireless home automation sensors including remote socket, Z-wave PIR motion sensor, Z-wave Door/Window sensor and more.
Additionally, it comes with Hive Sound which is a speaker box design, it provides alert audio sound, as well as visual notifications from help of its RGB LEDs.
Hive Sound is the world's first smart speaker system for your home. It gives your home a voice. It notifies you of the things you care about and connects you with live help if there is ever a need. But most of the time you will be using it to jam to your favorites tunes.
Home automation is the primary feature for Hive system, it can allow you to control your lights, home appliances, as well as locks through simple swipe on your smartphone. The system comes with free smartphone App, connect you with your home from anywhere. Since adopts the industrial standard protocol Z-Wave and Zigbee, it offers great flexibility, users can easily to expand this system by adding more compatible wireless devices.
Through working with wireless security sensors, Hive system can give you sense of peace. Your family or property is under your control, it's protected by the most reliable security system. Most importantly, you don't need to sign monitoring contract. Once an alarm is triggered, you will receive instant notification, or email attached with snapshots.
Remotely playing your favorite song, or doing voice two way communication. You can talk with your families from anywhere, the Hive sound is also a smart speaker system, it can make warning sound as the burglar deterrent. Furthermore, it adopts plug-and-play design, just simply plug it into electricity outlet, it works, has internal backup battery allows it to continue operating even the power is outage.
Z-Wave is a Danish company initialized standard for wireless smart home solution. Z-Wave technology can connect your home appliances and lights, electricity outlets together, allow user to access and control from anywhere. User can use the smartphone, tablet or PC to control Z-wave devices (including control unit, home security sensors, home automation socket & outlets, environment detection sensors)
Z-Wave is a wireless technology that makes regular household products, like lights, door locks and thermostats "smart". Z-Wave products "talk" to each other wirelessly and securely and can be accessed and controlled on your phone, tablet or pc.
ZigBee is similar to Z-wave, which is another global standard for home automation solution. The ZigBee Alliance is an open, non-profit association of approximately 400 members driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to-use ZigBee standards. The Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer, commercial and industrial areas.
Hive smart home system is compatible with Honeywell wireless security sensors (including wireless smoke sensor, wireless PIR motion sensor, Door/window sensor, temperature sensor, flood sensor, Microwave sensor and more).