British Gas updates smart home gadgets

British Gas has updated its range of smart home technologies. It has unveiled a new thermostat and a pipeline of products covering lighting, plugs, motion detection and door and window […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

British Gas has updated its range of smart home technologies.

It has unveiled a new thermostat and a pipeline of products covering lighting, plugs, motion detection and door and window sensors are expected to be launched soon.

They are part of its ‘Hive’ range – which was launched in 2013 – and follows the purchase of smart home platform AlertMe earlier this year.

The updated ‘Hive Active Heating 2’ features heating boost for up to six hours, a holiday mode setting and provides more schedule flexibility for heating and hot water.

The feature to control them through a smart phone, tablet or laptop still exits.

Nina Bhatia, Commercial Director of British Gas, said: “When British Gas established Hive in 2013, we set out to build a leadership position in the connected homes market. We started with Hive Active Heating™ to give people easier ways to control their heating and hot water.

“Today we’ve fulfilled our promise by launching five products that help people control their entire homes  – not just their energy – from the palm of their hands.”