smart homes are not a thing of science fiction anymore – today you can control lights, speakers, window blinds and many more with your phone. but security is one of the strongest assets of the internet of things, allowing users not only to feel more comfortable in their homes, but also safer. with this in mind, hive just launched the hive view – an indoor camera that fits naturally into the home environment. designed by yves béhar, its standout grab and go feature allows the lightweight camera to disconnect from its ultra thin stand.

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showcasing a compact and elegant form, the hive view designed by yves behár is easily maneuvered to offer the best possible view with a choice of wall, shelf or magnetic mount. all three of them can rotate, flex and come with a wide 130º field of view. available in two color variants – black and brushed copper and white and champagne gold – the camera is equipped with HD live-streaming, person detection and camera history that can be accessed anytime and anywhere. the cubed camera is made of PCABS plastic and uniquely formed out of a single molding, and the entire unit has a satin finish for added tactility.

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hive view features a compact and elegant form

 

 

hive view only captures content when triggered. once activated by movement, it will start automatically recording and will send a notification it detected something. in order to avoid false alarms, it can be set to detect people only so it won’t be triggered by pets. captured content can be viewed for 24-hours as standard, with the option to upgrade to receive 30-day rolling video history.

yves béhar hive view designboom
the camera offers the best possible view with a choice of wall, shelf or magnetic mount

yves béhar hive view designboom
it is made of PCABS plastic and uniquely formed out of a single molding

yves béhar hive view designboom
available in two color variants – black and brushed copper and white and champagne gold

yves béhar hive view designboom
its standout grab and go feature allows the lightweight camera to disconnect from its ultra thin stand

yves béhar hive view designboom
it can rotate, flex and come with a wide 130º field of view

yves béhar hive view designboom
hive view only captures content when triggered

yves béhar hive view designboom
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yves béhar hive view designboom
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yves béhar hive view designboom
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  • Each element works well as a stand alone form. I would love to see the mechanics of the base joint. Very nice work. Well done

    Joseph O’Connor says:

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