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by terry
Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: General Use
Topic: Samsung SmartThings
Replies: 1
Views: 5646

Samsung SmartThings

So, after years with AlertMe, watching British Gas take and relaunch the product and years of waiting for anything to happen, I've given up on AlertMe/British Gas/Hive. I've just purchased Samsung SmartThings and it's great. A little buggy at times but nothing live chat support hasn't helped me sort...
by terry
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: General Use
Topic: Panasonic Smart Home
Replies: 1
Views: 12899

Panasonic Smart Home

Here's another system that looks very AlertMe...

http://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/smart-home/

Having looked into this and also Samsung SmartThings, I think I might buy into the Panasonic option. £129 for the hub and two sensors, looks good to start with.
by terry
Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: General Use
Topic: New Hive 2
Replies: 4
Views: 12449

Re: New Hive 2

I like the look of the SwannOne, it does look very AlertMe. With British Gas backing I'm sure the 'new' Hive system will do very well, it's just a shame they're making this all look like a new system when it's something we've had for years. I'll be interested to see the SwannOne pricing and also whe...
by terry
Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: General Use
Topic: New Hive 2
Replies: 4
Views: 12449

Re: New Hive 2

This was the obvious route for Hive, and I'm glad they've finally integrated the systems. It puzzles me as to why it's taken so long and why they aren't introducing everything else that was in the old British Gas system, such as external siren and smoke alarm. There is a huge gap in the market for a...
by terry
Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: General Use
Topic: Hive by British Gas
Replies: 4
Views: 11366

Hive by British Gas

I see that British Gas have rebranded their Remote Heating Control as Hive Active Heating... https://www.hivehome.com/ It now controls hot water as well as heating (not sure how though) as it says your install needs a single thermostat. I wonder whether the Safe and Secure system will also be moved ...
by terry
Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: General Use
Topic: An AlertMe alternative
Replies: 0
Views: 17889

An AlertMe alternative

Have just come across what could be an AlertMe alternative... http://www.responseelectronics.com/burglar-alarms-c8/miguard-c36 It's launching under the MiGuard brand in the UK very soon and is created by a company called Chuango Security (Response are UK distributor). There's a lot more information ...
by terry
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Grumbles and Gripes
Topic: AlertMe given up on Home Monitoring
Replies: 7
Views: 13878

Re: AlertMe given up on Home Monitoring

That leaves us lot in the UK with two problems. First of all, British Gas. They've really not gone all-out like Lowe's have, so we're left with their more limited implementation of the system. I'd love to get my hands on an Iris system to play with and see how well it works in this country. This is...
by terry
Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Grumbles and Gripes
Topic: AlertMe given up on Home Monitoring
Replies: 7
Views: 13878

Re: AlertMe given up on Home Monitoring

I've spoken to them today, and the reason they aren't offering it is because British Gas offer their product as Safe & Secure (which makes sense). They have also now admitted that some accessories will work with the AlertMe hub. Here's the response... We will still continue to support the Smart Moni...
by terry
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Grumbles and Gripes
Topic: AlertMe given up on Home Monitoring
Replies: 7
Views: 13878

AlertMe given up on Home Monitoring

So it looks like AlertMe have finally given up on Home Monitoring. It's no longer available to purchase on their shop, and they're no longer selling the accessories either. This is such a shame from a company that showed so much potential a few years ago, it looks like they've just sold themselves t...
by terry
Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: General Use
Topic: AlertMe planning new features?
Replies: 4
Views: 4607

Re: AlertMe planning new features?

Well I've just spoken to AlertMe and they say these features are only available to partners not to customers. They have also just said there are no plans to release the new SmartMonitoring interface. I have no issue with them working with partners, I just wish a UK partner would release a product th...