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sense Energy Monitor – Electricity Usage Monitor to Track Energy Usage in Real Time.
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- REMOTE ENERGY MONITORING: Real time monitoring of your energy use and home activity through our iOS, Android, and web apps.
- SEE WHAT'S ON AND WHEN: See how much electricity you use, when your kids got home, whether your sump pump is on, and more. Integrates with Alexa and IFTTT.
- REDUCE YOUR UTILITY BILL: Measure power consumption in dollars and cents to see exactly how much particular devices are costing you.
- EASY INSTALLATION: Installs in your home's electrical panel with the help of a licensed electrician. Connects to your home’s Wi-Fi for secure access from anywhere in the world. Most installations take less than 30 minutes.
- ETL LISTED: Rigorously tested for safety and certified compliant with UL and IEC standards. Designed specifically for traditional split-phase, 240 volt homes in the US.
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We track calories, footsteps, miles per gallon, and frequent flyer miles — why not our energy use? Sense was born from the simple idea that people should know what’s happening in their homes. Energy efficiency and home automation begin with robust data, so we built Sense to provide people with information about their home energy use in the simplest, most practical way possible.
The Sense monitor analyzes changes in current and voltage one million times per second, giving you insights into your power consumption with unprecedented accuracy. It connects to your home's Wi-Fi network and then reports real-time and historical energy use to our web interface or your iOS/Android device, so you can monitor your efficiency and home activity from anywhere.
Over time, Sense's machine learning algorithms identify unique signatures in the power use of individual devices within your home and match them against a growing database of appliances and home electronics. As devices are detected and revealed inside the app, you can name and categorize them, set custom notifications for when they turn on or off, analyze how efficient they are, and see what's going on at home when you aren't there. These detection capabilities continue to grow as more users install Sense in their homes and more device models become available, which means your Sense monitor will just keep recognizing more and more devices over the months and years to come!
Built by the same team that brought speech recognition technology to market, the founding team pioneered the commercialization and widespread adoption of speech-recognition technology. Now we’re putting all our energy into helping you better understand yours.
Save money while conserving natural resources.
Monitor your energy usage in real-time down to the sub-second level, with cost calculations built right in.
View historical trends for your energy usage, and identified devices by the day, week, month, year, or billing cycle.
Measure your efficiency in kWh or dollars and cents based on the rate you enter in the Settings screen, or just use the local or national average.
Find opportunities to save money and live more efficiently by identifying power hogs, vampire loads, and malfunctioning appliances.
Check in on your home when you can't be there, and monitor the safety of a vacation home, rental property, or elderly relative.
Installed by a licensed electrician, usually in less than 30 minutes.
Sense works with split-phase, 120/240v residential electrical panels in the US and Canada.
Sense doesn't currently support three-phase or parallel feed installations.
Electrical panels with busbars must have enough clearance for sensor clamps with dimensions of 3 6/16"H x 2"W x 12/16"D, and an inside diameter of 1”.
Sense connects to your home's 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network. Because electrical panels can introduce a significant amount of interference, strong Wi-Fi signal and upload speeds are needed near the electrical panel. You may consider installing your router or a signal booster close to your electrical panel. Sense uploads approximately 150 MB of data each day to the servers to facilitate remote monitoring and model building, so it should not be used with a mobile hot-spot or low-bandwidth internet service.
Cloud connection to web, iOS, and Android apps with no subscription fees!
Why is my electricity bill so high?
Why wait until the end of the month? Keep tabs on your electricity usage and determine what devices in your home are using the most energy. Sense gives you a powerful dashboard to monitor your power use, both historically and in real time, with cost calculations built right in.
Did I leave the oven on?
Get the peace-of-mind that comes from knowing everything's ok at home. Once individual devices are identified by Sense, they'll either be named automatically (if they already exist in the database) or you can assign a name, category, make, and model to contribute to the database yourself.
Is my sump pump running?
Nobody wants to come home to a flooded basement! Set custom notifications to get a heads up if something unusual is happening. Be notified when a device turns on/off, or has been on/off for a specific duration.
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If one is comfortable working inside a breaker box the device is simple to install. Connect to power, hang the antenna outside the box and go. Easy. If not, you'll need to pay someone to do the install.
The smartphone app is good, but lacks some functionality that would be very helpful. For example: The Sense will sometimes detect a single physical device as multiple electrical devices, which requires human intervention to "merge;" the app could offer some hints, based on timing correlation, about which devices might be related. Also, there needs to be some way to give some hints/training to the Sense (yes, I know, I know, Machine Learning doesn't work that way. Blah blah blah. It needs to be there.) Also, the app should tie in better with other measuring devices. There is support for IFTTT, which is, hate to keep saying this, not very useful. There are other smart measuring products out there and the Sense app could integrate with some of those to provide a fuller energy-use picture.
Customer support is responsive and polite. Very nice people. There's not much they can do about the limitations of product, but they are quite polite and responsive.
So.... I rate this product 3 stars because I'm hopeful that it will improve.
My biggest gripe is there's no way to help the software along by providing real-time information - i.e. the refirgerator kicks on, but there's no way to 'tell' the algorithms what just happened. This would go a long way to identifying energy users very specifically and quickly.
Instead, you have to wait for the algorithm to figure it out on its own, which apparently can take months.
Unless the algorithm identifies an energy user and gives it a name, there's no way for you to help the system along except to watch the 'other' usage column grow when you know what's currently on and running.
We'll see if things get better but so far, meh....
They do not give you a way to manually add a device, which would be of extreme value (they are good at adding features like Alexa, IFTTT and costing, but they are completely useless without the devices).
When you contact support, they'll have you perform various tasks such as reboot, re-position your router, check the sensor leads, add an extender, change the access point name, etc. And you'll do this over and over again, hoping Sense will pick up more devices, until Sense is outside the return period or you have so much time and money invested into extras that it's not cost effective to remove. But in the end, Sense still will not detect new devices.
If you are looking for a tool that will tell you your total power consumption, and you go into it with that expectation, then you'll be satisfied, but there are less expensive solutions out there. If you want Sense to identify most of the devices in your home, then this is not the product.