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  • Enjoy peace of mind for your home with a Hive View smart camera when you sign up.
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Introducing the Hive View Smart Indoor Camera

The Hive View smart indoor camera allows you to check in on your home when you're away with features like HD live streaming, person detection, night vision and two-way audio.

If your camera detects motion or sound when you're out, it automatically starts recording and sends a notification to your smartphone, tablet or laptop. You can play back any clips from the past 24 hours and download any clips to save, share or watch later.

Whether it's keeping an eye on your home while you're away, checking if the kids are home from school or just making sure the dog is behaving while you're stuck at work, Hive View is the perfect way to help make sure your home is safe, secure and just how you like it.

See What You Can Do With the Hive View Smart Indoor Camera

Choose when you check in

Securely livestream day and night to your Hive app in 1080p HD, or speak to those at home with two-way audio. You can also download recordings to your smartphone, to share or watch later.

Detect only what you want

You can set the Hive View smart indoor camera to detect people, and ignore pets. You'll also receive snapshot images on your smartphone when it records a person.

Switch to Privacy Mode

Turn monitoring on when you want it, and switch it off with the Hive app when you don't.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Hive?

One of the world's leading smart home providers, Hive has over 1 million customers and offers a family of smart products and services which work seamlessly together to connect your home, give you peace of mind and make daily living easier. So you can make the most of your home and what matters to you, with more time to do the things you love.

What is the Hive View smart indoor camera?

The Hive View smart indoor camera is smart and stylish. It's packed with features such as HD livestreaming, night vision, two-way audio and person detection, making it the perfect way to help keep your home safe and secure.

What do I need to use the Hive View smart indoor camera?

You will need the following to use the Hive View smart indoor camera:

  • A broadband Internet connection
  • A 802.11b/g/n WiFi wireless router
  • An available power outlet
  • An iPhone or iPad using iOS 9 or later, or and Android using version 4.4 or later
  • The Hive app
What features are included in the Hive View smart indoor camera?

Hive View has many features that allow you to enjoy convenience and peace of mind:

  • Guided set-up through the easy-to-use Hive app
  • Easy self-install and setup
  • Cloud storage
  • Easy relocation
  • Motion, sound and person detection
  • 720p or 1080p HD Live Stream
  • Night Vision
  • 130-degree field of vision
  • Two-way audio
  • Up to 8x digital zoom
What comes in the Hive View smart indoor camera kit?

The Hive View kit comes with everything you need to easily install your camera:

  • Hive View
  • Base plate
  • Screws
  • Dry wall anchors
  • 3-meter power cord
  • 3 power adapter pins
Read more about the Hive View smart indoor camera here.

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Avoid price spikes with a competitive fixed rate for 24 months. Enjoy other benefits such as Auto Pay, paperless billing and an invitation to join our Reduce Your Use Rewards program. Plus, keep your home safe with a Hive View!

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*Offer valid for new residential customers only. Hive products require broadband and the Hive app, which can be downloaded from the App Store, Google Play Store or Amazon Appstore. Standard messaging and data rates apply to mobile use. If you cancel your plan early, there is a cancellation fee of $135. Terms and conditions apply. For full details visit


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