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2014/79/1 Wifi security camera and packaging, plastic / electronics, designed by HIVE Labs and Tiller Design, Mosman, New South Wales, Australia, made in China, 2013. Click to enlarge.

Hive Wi-Fi security camera

Made in China, Asia, 2013.

Designed by Hive Labs and Tiller Design, the Hive Wi-Fi Security Camera offers the security of a traditional surveillance system, but with the ability to download video instantly and send it to a list of people via phone, text or social networks.

The Hive Wi-Fi Security Camera is small, transportable, battery operated, and can be set up anywhere there is an existing Wi-Fi connection. The footage is stored on a cloud server and can be accessed using a mobile device. When the camera is activated...


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Object Statement

Wifi security camera and packaging, plastic / electronics, designed by HIVE Labs and Tiller Design, Mosman, New South Wales, Australia, made in China, 2013

Physical Description

The Hive Wi-Fi Security Camera is a wireless security surveillance camera. It is battery operated and fixes to a magnetic base. It is a white sphere with an 'eyelid' like cover. The base is a white and circular platform. The packaging is an orange and white box with internal supports and an external paper sleeve.



This product was designed in Australia by HIVE labs and Tiller Design, and manufactured in China. The singular camera aesthetic is unique to its purpose of surveillance, which includes a digital layer; a software application that loads onto Mac and Android phones and tablets. Inside this software, you can build a social network that is aware of the space you are monitoring, and can assist in alerting you in the event of an emergency.


China, Asia 2013



The Hive Wifi Security Camera was conceived by HIVE Labs and Tiller Design, and has won awards for both design and functionality. It is the sole product of HIVE labs, which exists to provide safety and security via social networking to their clients no matter where they are in the world. The camera and online system that supports it was inspired by the real life experiences of CEO Mark Richards. His home had been robbed for the third time when inspiration struck. The object was exhibited in the 2013 Australian International Design Awards at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. It also won a CES Innovation Award and was selected as an Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards HONOREE in the Integrated Home Systems & Multi-Room Audio-Video product category. This is an award that only very few entrants receive in this competition, and so reflects excellence in both design and innovation. The Hive Security Camera was also a Finalist in the 2012 AWS Global Start-Up Challenge.


Credit Line

Gift of Mark Richards, HIVE Labs, 2014

Acquisition Date

12 August 2014

Cite this Object


Hive Wi-Fi security camera 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 September 2019, <>


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This object is currently on display in Store 2 at the Museums Discovery Centre.

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