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, it sets off an alarm tone on your mobile device or sends a message to your nominated contacts. It also costs much less than traditional surveillance packages.
This design object represents current themes in technology, most notably the Internet of Things. The HIVE is an early example of a product using this concept in that it utilises multiple platforms for communications and the user can edit content to tailor their usability. In this way it is an example of Australian innovation in design.
This product won a Good Design Award from the Australian International Design Awards in 2013 and was displayed at the Powerhouse Museum from August 2013 - July 2014.
Assistant Curator, Design & Technology, 2014