Sense provides a non-invasive, real-time method to measure electricity in the home. The real power isn’t in the Watts measured, but the signatures they create that allow them to identify things, such as when particular appliances turn on and off, and then infer information, such as how many hours per day a TV is on in a given household.
At $299, it has no service fee. Sense is actively seeking partners in the utility, HVAC installation, solar and retailer electric space to help promulgate its smart home technology. Although not identified on Sense’s website, telecom operators would be another potential partner category, as the Sense product could potentially be used in conjunction with other sensors to provide an even more complete picture of a home, helping the home become smarter in the process.