KEEP AN EYE AT HOME, WHEREVER YOU GO

January 18, 2018

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This post is sponsored by Hive but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!

Watching the house and dog with Hive View smart indoor camera on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

One of the hardest parts of leaving the house is leaving Milou! We’ve always been super close as I was mainly left in charge of training and taking care of her ever since my sister’s and I received her for Christmas as a puppy. She has a classic terrier attitude that makes her kind of spunky and independent, but she definitely gets upset when we leave the house. Just a few days ago Hive sent over their newest home monitoring camera, the Hive View, and I’m already in love with this latest addition to their family of smart home devices! It’s a sleek little camera that can be placed on a level surface or mounted to a wall or ceiling, and gives live monitoring of your home – from keeping an eye on your pets to providing a smart layer of security.

P.S. Save 10% off your Hive pack with code KEVIN10!

Watching the house and dog with Hive View smart indoor camera on Thou Swell @thouswellblog
Watching the house and dog with Hive View smart indoor camera on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Hive View can be scheduled like any other of their devices via the Hive app, and whenever it’s scheduled to be on, it will send notifications to your phone whenever it detects sound or motion. As soon as it detects either, it starts recording and it saves these recordings for 24 hours so you can view them whenever you’re ready (you can also upgrade for more storage). You can easily set it up to detect only people and ignore pets, and decide how sensitive it is to sounds.

I also love the device’s sleek white and champagne gold design. It comes in black and brushed copper as well if that fits better into your home’s design, and the device has a one-hour battery life and can be moved super easily between rooms.

Watching the house and dog with Hive View smart indoor camera on Thou Swell @thouswellblog
Watching the house and dog with Hive View smart indoor camera on Thou Swell @thouswellblog
Watching the house and dog with Hive View smart indoor camera on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Now I can check on Milou wherever I am – and get notifications whenever people are detected in the house. It’s just like that movie The Secret Life of Pets… plus some extra security for the house of course! Add the Hive View to your Hive smart pack here.