Monitor Your Home From Anywhere with Hive View ~ #LetsGetLiving

Read on to find out how I can now monitor my home from anywhere using the Hive View. If my kids thought I had eyes at the back of my head, now I actually do!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hive. The opinions and text are all mine.


By now you should have seen a trend forming, I'm just in love with my smart home and all the smart devices that Hive has to offer. You can go back and read about how they made my Halloween even spookier, and how my Holidays was made so much more enjoyable. Now they've just outdone themselves with the Hive View, their brand new "smart" indoor camera.


I'm not a paranoid mother by any chance. I grew up in New York City so had gotten quite used to the noise and the daily sirens. However, when we moved to Colorado it was an entirely different ballgame. It's like comparing apples to peaches. Whereas Brooklyn was loud and noisy, Colorado Springs is very much the polar opposite: It's quiet, sometimes too quiet. We have amazing neighbors and even a neighborhood watch, but guess what? I also have children and pets. Children who are almost always up to no good and we all know the infamous "I don't know", or the "It wasn't me". I can't begin to tell you how many times there has been an accident and the "not me ghost" did it. Or the snacks mysteriously disappeared from the refrigerator and once again the "not me ghost" did it. Who else can relate? Well no more! The Hive View is a life saver and according to my kids a great "tattle tale".


Here are some details about the Hive View:

From the moment you open the box you can see how stylish your Hive View. In collaboration with industrial designer Yves BĂ©har, Hive View was made to fit seamlessly into your home and is available in both black & brushed copper (which I own) or white & champagne gold.

Set up is super easy. All you need to do is plug it in an available outlet and set it up in the Hive app via bluetooth on your mobile device. Once connected you can then livestream no matter where you are in the world via the app in 1080p HD. The video is clear and I was amazed at how well it picked up on the tiniest sound. I placed the camera upstairs and I could hear the kids speaking downstairs.

It even notifies you when motion or sound is detected by sending a notification to your smartphone. Since I have pets, I can choose what I want to see by setting my Hive View to only detect humans and ignore pets entirely.


The Hive View can be wall, shelf or magnetic mounted, but I personally prefer the magnetic mount so that I can easily take it from room to room. It's small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but the field of view is amazing! We're talking a wide 130° field of view. It allows me to see everything!

While you can keep the Hive View plugged in, it does come with a 1-hour built-in battery life for when you need to move it temporarily.


The Hive View is the next best thing in home security or if you're just looking for piece of mind. And I have a special offer for you.

For all AnnMarie John readers, Hive is offering a 10% discount. Simply use code: ANNMARIE10 and let Hive View give you that piece of mind.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hive. The opinions and text are all mine.