Centrica Hive Ltd has launched the Hive Hub 360, a smart home hub that looks after your home while you’re away. The stylish device, which is available in two different colours, connects all of the user’s Hive products but can also recognise the sound of smoke and CO alarms, dogs barking or windows being broken. Hive Hub 360 is integrated with Hive Actions, a clever feature that enables users to connect their Hive products together through the app so their home works seamlessly around them.

This innovative ability to hear has been enabled by embedding Audio Analytic's cloudless ai3™ software on the device.

Working with Audio Analytic has given us the opportunity to build in the very latest sound recognition technology into the Hive Hub 360.

Tom Guy
Global Product Director, Centrica Hive

Commenting on the news, Audio Analytic's CEO and founder, Dr Chris Mitchell said: “The smart home is finally living up to its promise. Hive’s Hub 360 brings clever AI into people’s homes that can help them by providing extra peace of mind and greater security.

“People can do so much with artificial intelligence within consumer products. We’ve seen better computer vision technology, as well as voice assistants and music recognition, enter the mass market recently and sound recognition is a really important part of contextual awareness. By launching this product, Hive is firmly positioning itself as a leader in innovation and a champion of seamless consumer experiences.”

“Our customers are at the heart of everything we do and we are always looking for the latest innovative technology to make their lives easier,” comments Tom Guy Global Product Director, Centrica Hive Limited. “Working with Audio Analytic has given us the opportunity to build in the very latest sound recognition technology into the Hive Hub 360. Combining form and function, the hub is stylishly designed as the centrepiece for the Hive ecosystem, while also giving our customers extra peace of mind when away from their homes.”

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