I have posted a product development request to Hive to request they re-enable the original SmartPlug to be "smart" and remote controllable again. They used to be when AlertMe, but were made "dumb" signal boosters when Hive took over.
I am calling for anyone who is willing also vote on this request here:https://hivehome.uservoice.com/forums/2 ... mart-again
"Can you make your old "SmartPlug" smart again? I am sure the hardware (which looks to be exactly the same as its AlertMe version) is capable of remote switching on/off.
It appears that the Hive SmartPlug is basically "older stock" inherited from when Hive/British Gas acquired AlertMe which was re-badged and sent out as basic signal booster plugs. But I am sure they are capable of more than just being a booster plug? If the hardware is identical, and the plug used to be remotely controlled, it should be just a matter of software development to allow it on Hive."
I have also written a short article on my blog about the new booster plugs here:http://www.smartofthehome.com/2016/03/h ... ter-plugs/