With National Pet Day coming this Sunday 11th April 2021, as we’re a nation for pet lovers, according to PDSA, with over half of all adults (51%) owning a pet in the UK and an estimated population of 10.9 million pet cats and 10.1 million pet dogs.
2020 saw a lot of us buying “pandemic puppies” to lift our spirits during these difficult times. Sadly, whilst our four-legged friends have been a real help over the past year, DogLost, a charity dedicated to reuniting pets with their owners, witnessed dog-theft reports increase by 250% last year, compared with 2019.
With lockdown restrictions easing, and us spending greater time away from home, it’s natural that some may be feeling concerned about being leaving their pets at home. With that in mind, the smart home experts at Hive have shared their range of smart monitoring products which can help give you peace of mind that your pets are safe whilst you are away – all controlled via your phone using the Hive app.
Keep an eye on your fur babies at all times
According to Skinner’s Pet Food, 23% of dogs were stolen from gardens and 11% from homes. Keep a watchful eye on your property wherever you are to check your pets are safe and sound.
The Hive View Outdoor camera, live streams and records day or night in full 1080p HD so if you’re out and about you can check the live feed as well as receive instant notifications when any movement is detected. To keep an eye on what your pet is up to inside the house, and to prevent any unwelcome surprises when you get home, why not try the Hive View indoor camera. It’ll start recording the moment it detects people, motion or sound and sends a notification to your smartphone, tablet or Apple Watch. There is also two-way audio, ideal if you notice your dog reaching for the treats cupboard when you’re not at home.
Hive View Outdoor RRP: £179 NOW £143.20 (outdoor camera)
Hive View Indoor RRP: £179 now £143.20 (indoor camera)
Have further peace of mind when socialising outside your home
The Hive Window or Door Sensor is a smart sensor that provides that extra sense of security when you’re out and about. Using the Hive app, you can easily check if windows or doors are open or closed and if anything changes you’ll get instant notifications.
Connect with other Hive devices for even smarter control of your home. Or combine with Hive HomeShield, our smart home security system, to help make your home even more secure.
Reassurance available all from your smartphone
If you want an added reassurance using Hive’s eco-system of products, why not opt for HomeShield?
HomeShield gives you greater control, connectivity, and visibility of your home at all times, and all from the convenience of your phone using the Hive app. Simply sign up to HomeShield’s monthly subscription and connect all your devices together to work as one smart monitoring ecosystem. You can choose the combination of Hive devices that work best for your home – from a range of cameras, sensors and the new Hive Siren and Keypad. Set your alarm remotely, get intelligent alerts, share video evidence, and more. HomeShield acts as a helpful deterrent to any potential intruders, with the Hive Siren being as loud as a police car and flashing blue to help emphasise this. Our indoor camera also enables you to keep an eye on your pet and you can even talk to them, whilst you are out and about.
Prices start from Starter Home Pack RRP: £226.00 NOW: £203.40
Plus £9.99/mo. for Hive HomeShield. 1st month free for new customers.