Hive HomeShield enabling a family to manage their home security remotely via the Hive app
Hive HomeShield enabling a family to manage their home security remotely via the Hive app

Hive HomeShield: Smart Home Security System

Smart Home Security

Protect your home from your phone with easy control, smart security reports and intelligent alerts for the whole family.

From £9.99 per month. That’s 33p per day.

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Wireless, wifi smart home security device packs

Subscribe to Hive HomeShield, select the devices for your smart alarm system, start protecting your home.

Hive View indoor security camera, wireless and wifi capable
Hive View indoor security camera, wireless and wifi capable

Easy arm & disarm

Arm your system by a single interaction on your smart device

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Example of a happy customer using Hive HomeShield security system to keep her home safe
Example of a happy customer using Hive HomeShield security system to keep her home safe

System armed

Always stay protected with remote arming and disarming

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Example of using Hive HomeShield via the Hive app dashboard on smartphone devices, tablet and Apple Watch
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Example of using Hive HomeShield via the Hive app dashboard on smartphone devices, tablet and Apple Watch

Easy arm & disarm

Control of your connected alarm system from your smart devices

With HomeShield you can control you alarm system from anywhere using your phone, tablet or Apple Watch. Customise the Home, Sleep and Away Modes to help keep your home safe and secure when you’re away or asleep

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Person alert

Person detected: Front door camera

Imagery of customers receiving intelligent alerts via the Hive app on smartphones and Apple Watch from their smart home security system
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Person alert

Person detected: Front door camera

Intelligent alerts

Never miss an alert

HomeShield notifies you and your trusted contacts by text, automated phone call and app notifications. Invite family and friends to help you manage your HomeShield alerts. You are in control of what they can see and do with Partner, Family or Guest permission levels.

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Example of Hive View Outdoor live security camera footage automatically recording events
Example of Hive View Outdoor live security camera footage automatically recording events

Live View

Capture everything

The HomeShield dashboard is a snapshot of what is happening in your home. Hive View cameras are integrated seamlessly into HomeShield so you can easily use their features such as live view, 2-way audio, define Activity Zones where it should record events, and even play a sound such as a dog bark.

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Imagery of Hive smart alarm automatically being activated by an intruder in the driveway
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Live Report

Take action

View a report of your device’s activity in the event of an alarm. If your alarm has been activated, you can check camera footage and stop the alarm or call the local police, straight from the app.

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Imagery of Hive smart alarm automatically being activated by an intruder by the window
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Camera event history

Travel back in time

With 30-day unlimited camera event storage, easily find and share your footage.

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Simple dashboard

View your devices at a glance on your HomeShield dashboard to give you complete control and peace of mind knowing your family and home are safe.

Mockup of the HomeShield dashboard on the Hive app for iPhones

In the loop

View a list of chronological events that has occured in real time to see who and what your security system has recorded.

Mockup of the HomeShield dashboard on the Hive app for iPhones

Simple dashboard

View your devices at a glance on your HomeShield dashboard to give you complete control and peace of mind knowing your family and home are safe.

Mockup of the HomeShield dashboard on the Hive app for iPhones

In the loop

View a list of chronological events that has occured in real time to see who and what your security system has recorded.

Summary of features

Unlock all the security features from your app to keep your family and home safe.

HomeShield Devices only
Remote arming and disarming icon-tick icon-close
Family & friend access icon-tick icon-close
Home, Away and sleep modes icon-tick Home and away only
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Guest access icon-tick icon-close
Intelligent alerts icon-tick Single user alerts
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Imagery of two women using the HomeShield dashboard on the laptop

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Encrypted secure data

We've created a family of products that connect your home and make daily life easier.

Continuous updates

Continuous security and OS updates will keep your phone and hardware performing at its best.

Free 30-day trial

30 days’ free subscription to HomeShield is included. You can cancel your HomeShield subscription at any time.

Expand your Hive Smart Home

HomeShield works with our other Hive products to give you a seamless smart home experience, all through one app.

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How do I install HomeShield myself?
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To install devices like the external camera and siren yourself, you need to be comfortable drilling through the external walls of your home. You'll also need the right equipment including a tall ladder that allows you to safely drill at the recommended height, and a power drill with a masonry drill bit of at least 400mm length.

If you are comfortable doing this, we will take you through a step-by-step installation guide in the app. Go to Install HomeShield from the Install Menu. Ensure the location check is the correct address, then select Install myself.

Go through each screen on the app, making sure to read any of the notes and advice along the way including where to place devices and setting all your cameras to the correct settings. Install each device one at a time. You'll then be given the option to add any existing Hive devices to your HomeShield in "Add existing devices". This will bring up a list of devices you already have that are not included in HomeShield yet. By selecting these, and which location they are in, you will be able to see them room-by-room in your HomeShield dashboard.

Once you have completed this, watch the HomeShield tour which shows you how to get started with HomeShield. You can find this tour and more information on how to use HomeShield in Menu > Help > HomeShield

Will my existing devices work with HomeShield?
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Yes, your existing devices will still work once you have HomeShield installed. For example if you already had a window or door sensor on your front door, you can add this device to HomeShield. Click on the menu button on the top left corner of your app and select "Manage Devices". Click on the device you wish to add to HomeShield, and then select HomeShield from the menu, switching the toggle on to add. You will be asked to select a location from the list, then press save. When you return to your HomeShield dashboard the device will appear within the room you have chosen

Will pets set off my HomeShield alarm?
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Hive Motion Sensors can’t identify between a person, animal or other motion – so a pet moving past the motion sensor could trigger the alarm. You can use a Hive View Indoor camera (as this can distinguish a person from an animal) if you want to detect motion. Or you can use window or door sensors, making sure you close those doors or windows that you wish to trigger the alarm.

If you choose a professional installation, the installer will be able to show you where’s best for your sensors and cameras.

Will HomeShield work with my existing hub?
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To use HomeShield you’ll need a current version of our Hive Hub. If you have the hub shown below, please contact us to discuss your upgrade. We are open Monday to Sunday from 8.00am until 9.00pm.

Will my HomeShield still work offline?
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If you lose your broadband connection your HomeShield sensors will continue to work. If the alarm is triggered the siren will sound and the keypad will continue to work. However, you will not be notified.

As soon as the connection is restored the reports and activity logs will be updated.

What happens when my HomeShield power goes down?
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If you have lost power to your home then your hub will go offline, and your HomeShield system will become de-activated so you will not receive any notifications and your alarm cannot be raised. When the hub comes back online, it will revert to the mode you set before it went offline. If you lose mains power just to the Siren, it has battery backup for 12 hours, including a 30 minute alarm. You will receive a notification that your siren is running on battery power.

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Imagery of a family using the Hive Hub in their home

"My old system was so clumsy, with Hive’s app home security has never been so easy to live with."

Jane, Richmond, 2019

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