Why You Need a Smart Home ~ #LetsGetLiving

Looking to make your home a little bit smarter? Think Hive Smart Home Ecosystem!

Two summers ago we were visiting with my brother, who is a master when it comes to all things electronics, in sunny Orlando at his condo. If you know Orlando in the summer, you know that it can get really heated. However, on our way back to his condo, he took out his phone and stated “I need to see what the temperature is at the house”. OK? I didn’t have anything that cool in my house. I had to manually set the temperature and I had to do it at home, not when I was out and about. It was then I knew I wanted my home to be as smart as that, but with a bit more features. When you are on the go as much as I am at times, you want the things that matter to you to be safe and comfortable. So when I was asked to give Hive a try in my home, I was ecstatic. Now you may be thinking; “why do I need a smart home?”, well I’m going to tell you three reasons why!

Save Money on Energy Bills

Control your thermostat from anywhere with a touch of your smartphone. You can turn off your thermostat when you’re not at home. Not sure if you’ve forgotten to do so, a simple look at your smartphone app can show you. You can also set your thermostat to the level of comfortability that you need when you return. It’s nice to get home to a cool house in the summer, and a warm house in the winter.

Control the Lights When You’re Not Home

What better way for thieves to know you’re not a home than your home being in complete darkness. You can switch your lights on and off, or set lighting schedules for your home when you’re not there remotely with the Hive Active Light bulbs.

Stay Connected to Those Who Mean the Most

I can’t begin to tell you how many time I’ve asked my kids to let me know whenever they get home if I’m not there. With Hive, I know when someone enters or leaves the house. With the Hive window or door sensors, you will get an alert when your door or windows are opened.

So how does Hive work? 

Hive consists of smart products that are designed to make your life easier and for you to get the most out of life. Thus giving you more time to do the things you love doing the most. Each product is beautifully designed and easy to use and set up is simple. With Hive Actions, you can set them up to work together, giving you a truly connected home experience.

It won’t be complete, however without the Hive Hub, which is like the brain of the operation and controls everything. With the Hub you can control your Hive products remotely with the Hive app no matter where you are. The hub is included in all of the Hive Plans.

Hive Features


When looking into smart home options, one thing that I wanted was something that was affordable and wouldn’t cost me an arm and a leg. Hive plans start at just $9.99 and the service includes access to the Hive mobile app, on-demand customer service and ongoing warranty, however the ability to control my home from anywhere, is priceless.

Easy to Use

I just love how easy everything is to set up and use. I’m not really a techie person so that played a big role in determining whether I would love using Hive. Installation was pretty simple, even for me with no experience and if you’re in a rental, this would be perfect.


The quality of each product is top of the line and I have to say that I was greatly impressed.

Hive has not only made my everyday life a little easier, but they have taken the worry out of me leaving home when I travel. I’m able to save money on my energy bills and keep in touch with the people that matter to me most… my family. So live a little better and focus on the important things in life with Hive.

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

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