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Why smart home products are key purchases this Black Friday

23rd November 2017

When we think of Black Friday, we’re met with images of crazy crowds and savvy shoppers in a mad rush to bag the best deal, leaving little time to take a step back, take a breath and do some research to find the best deals on offer.

We’re a little biased, but we think that smart home technology is a great choice for your Black Friday bargain hunting. For decades, science fiction has looked at the idea of home automation, imagining a future where homes are interactive and seem to run themselves. But nowadays this is less sci-fi and much more of a reality. The smart home is more about security, living greener and improving and enhancing the way you manage your home.

Smart home products give you more control, peace of mind and convenience, as well as freeing up your time so you can focus on the things that matter to you. This Black Friday, along with 25% off selected products, we’re also offering 1 month free on our plans, which make it even easier to start your smart home without big upfront costs.

Hive smart home products on offer this Black Friday

Whether you’re just starting out, or if you’ve got a few bits already, Black Friday is a great time to save on smart home products.

Smart heating

With winter in full swing, there’s not much that can beat coming back to a nice warm home.

One of the key benefits of a connected thermostat is that it will let you remotely set the temperature in your home from your phone. With Hive Active Heating, you can save money in the long run by reducing your heating costs, as you won’t be using energy when you’re not at home.

With smart heating, you can program your thermostat with your holiday dates and your heating will take a rest until you return, welcoming you back by warming your house.

Smart lights

Smart lighting lets you control your lights from your phone. Some great features of smart lighting include:

  • Finding your way in the dark with remote control
  • Setting the mood with specific dimming levels
  • With Hive Active Lights, you can even change the colour of your lightbulbs to match your lighting to your mood, or simply just to have a bit of fun!
  • Smart lighting allows you to set schedules that will mimic a daily routine while you are away this festive season
  • Saving money on electricity bills – no more forgetting to turn the lights off

While cold, dull weather is unavoidable outdoors, you can program your smart lighting to turn on a little bit earlier, to make those dark afternoons a bit brighter.

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Smart sensors

Smart motion sensors are also set to be a key purchase on Black Friday – why?

Peace of mind.

Imagine having your own spidey sense that will alert you if there is movement within your home, or if your doors or windows have been opened or closed.

Smart sensors let you know that everything is okay back home, so that you can enjoy life to the full wherever you are.

You can even connect Hive sensors with Hive Active Lights, where you can automatically add an action so that when you open your front door, your lights come on to greet you.

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Smart plugs

Smart plugs let you adjust your appliances from your smart devices, making daily living easier. Connect, say, Christmas tree lights to the smart plug and you’ll be able to control the lights from your smart phone.

With Smart Plugs, you could switch the coffee machine on while you’re still in bed, or get dinner in the slow cooker in the morning and turn it on in the middle of your work day.

Make it even easier to get started with 1 month free on our plans

If you’re starting out, you may want to consider purchasing a Hive plan this Black Friday, which is an easy way to start your smart home without big upfront costs.

Hive Welcome Home Plan – everything you need to get your lighting and appliances just right.

Hive Home Check Plan – everything you need to stay connected to your home.

Hive Heating Plan – everything you need to keep your home warm, with just a tap of your smartphone, laptop or tablet.

Smart homes offer convenience, security, accessibility and efficiency – so don’t miss out on the opportunity to build your smart home this Black Friday with Hive products – you can save 25% off selected products and 1 month free on plans.

For more information on bringing your smart home to life visit Hive today.    


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