Hive Link

Introducing a new smart service that provides peace of mind and helps families look after loved ones

Stay in the know from anywhere

Stay in the know from anywhere

Hive Link is our new smart service that learns your loved one's daily routines. It can let you know of any unusual activity in the morning, at night or if the front door has been open longer than usual. If your loved one isn't following their usual routines, we'll send a message to your smartphone to let you know.

at a glance

See what's happening in real time in the activity log on your Hive app, so you get the peace of mind you need when you can't be there.

Reassurance at a glance
Share the caring

Share the caring

Share the care with family and friends by setting up a Circle in the Hive app. They can open the app and get messages when you’re busy or away and help out if needed. Add or remove trusted friends and family at any time.

Got a message that your loved one isn’t following their usual routine? Call them directly from the app to make sure they’re okay.

Hive and British Gas

Part of the British Gas family, Hive is the UK’s leading smart home provider. They’ve created a family of smart products and services that connect your home and make daily living easier. So you can spend less time planning and more time doing.

Hive and British Gas

How it works

Hive smart plugs and sensors use pattern detection to get to know your loved one's routines and to notice any changes from those routines. For example, if mum doesn't make her usual morning cuppa - you'll know about it.

How Hive Link helps

How Hive Link helps

How to get started

Talk to your loved one

Talk to your loved one

Make sure your loved one's okay with having Hive Link installed. Take a look at our handy guide to help start the conversation.

Professional home set-up

Professional home set up

One of our trusted British Gas engineers will visit you and your loved one to easily set up and personalise Hive Link in less than 90 minutes.

Get peace of mind

Get peace of mind

In just two weeks, Hive Link will learn your loved one’s routine – and it’ll get smarter the longer you use it.

Start the Hive Link conversation with your loved one

Created with carers in mind

We know looking after a loved one can be hard. That’s why we teamed up with Carers UK to make it easier for carers like you to juggle the demands of being a carer with everyday life.

Carers UK
Get Hive Link now

Get Hive Link now

£14.99/month + £149 setup cost

  • Hive app for carers - includes your loved one's activity log and notification messages sent to your smartphone

  • Sharing Circle - adds other carers and lets you call your loved one directly from the app

  • Required Hive Kit (3 x Hive Plugs, 2 x Hive Motion Sensors, 2 x Hive Window or Door Sensors and a Hive Hub)

  • Technical support

Frequently asked questions

Here are the answers to a few key questions, to help you have Hive Link up and running in no time.

What does my loved one need in order for this to work in their home?

You'll need a broadband connection with a spare Ethernet port for the Hive Hub to plug into. Your British Gas engineer will guide you on every step of the way including where to place each Hive device.

How long does the Hive Link Installation take?

The set up process should take no longer than 90 minutes. It is recommended that both you and your loved one are there, to help you both get the most from the service.

Is Hive Link secure?

Hive have strict measures in place to protect the personal information of both you and your loved one. View the Hive privacy policy.

Who will install Hive Link?

Our trusted, expert British Gas engineers will install Hive Link in your loved one's home. There may be occasions where we also look to one of our certified partners to install Hive Link, but you'll still get the same custom personalisation.

What does my loved one need to do?

Nothing. The only think we ask of them, is to give their consent for Hive Link to be set up in their home before the installation takes place.

What if I still have questions?

The Hive team will be more than happy to help with any questions you may have. Call them on 0333 202 9614 (Phone lines are open 8am-9pm Mon-Sun).

Are Hive products secure?

Are Hive products secure?

We have strict security measures in place to protect your personal information and access to your system.