I was probably a little slow to get this news, but AlertMe is now owned by British Gas.
To be honest, I think this is a great move for the future of the platform. The team behind Hive have been enthusiastic from the start and have been very successful at getting those tiny little AlertMe / Hive Hub units into a lot of houses. As we all know, those little boxes can do an awful lot more than just listen to a thermostat.
Overall, this is probably the type of deal AlertMe have been aiming at for some time, given the way they changed the business. The only thing we long-termers have to ponder is whether they'll keep the AlertMe servers up and running. I can't see that they cost much to keep ticking over.
So good luck to everyone at Hive! Looking forward to seeing how the platform develops.
Using your AlertMe, British Gas Hive, Safe & Secure or Iris system.
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