Hive has announced a new wireless hub called the Hive Hub 360, which will reunite Hive devices together and offer 360-degree audio detection.
The AI technology embedded in the Hive Hub 360 allows it to detect important sounds around the house. It will recognize a dog barking, a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm, windows or doors breaking.
“The sense of hearing is essential in the AI world, as it enables devices to understand context, which is the ability of the device to identify different sounds from the environment and understand whether an action needs to be taken or not,” explains Francisco Jeronimo, research director at IDC.
Hive Hub 360 will then react to those sounds by sending a notification to your phone so you can see what’s happening at home.
This smart hub can be placed anywhere in your home and will connect via WiFi to Hive Actions to seamlessly control your joined devices. In the video above you can see the Hive View smart camera, which can be connected to the Hub 360. If you’re questioning security, you should know that the soundbites it records are stored with AES-128 encryption and securely transmitted using TLS.