Tag Archives: Smart Plug

Hive SmartPlug and XBee

Since finding out that Hive have restricted their older ‘Smart’ plug from being remotely switched on/off, it become a mini obsession of mine to prove that the plug is still actually capable of being remotely controlled using ZigBee, because I was convinced that is is the same hardware as its predecessor from AlertMe. Hive only […]

Hive Signal Booster (formerly SmartPlug)

I recently upgraded my heating control to the 2nd Generation Hive Active Heating Thermostat. To ensure complete Zigbee wireless coverage throughout my house I wanted to add a signal booster plug, which would extend Zigbee’s wireless range and give me the option to move the thermostat to different rooms in the house. I contacted the […]