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.
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.
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.
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.
|Item weight||1.05 pounds|
|Product dimensions||7.9x7.6x7.4 inches|
|Item model number||12000|
|Item package quantity||1|
|Included components||Sense monitor|
|Shipping weight||1.05 pounds|
|Date first available||September 11, 2017|