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Hive Homeshield Starter Home Pack review

£199.00 Typical price

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Hive, part of the same group as British Gas, has a range of smart home products, including cameras, thermostats and the Hive Homeshield Starter Home Pack alarm. It combines the functionality of a traditional burglar alarm, with smart features controlled via a mobile app. With rival smart alarm systems from Ring, ERA and Yale available, can the Hive Homeshield Starter Home Pack make the Best Buy grade? Find out in our comprehensive review.

What's included:
  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • How easy is it to set up and use?
  • How effective is the alarm system?
  • Is there anything else I need to know?
  • Should I buy it?
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First reviewed by Which?

July 2021

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Best Buys and Don't Buys
We have tested 12 burglar alarms and smart security systems and found that there are 0 Don't Buys and 4 Best Buys.
Range of Burglar alarms and smart security system scores
  1. 55%
    Lowest score
  2. 73%
    Average score
  3. 88%
    Highest score
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