OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Whisker Labs, which is bringing next generation total home intelligence technologies to market, today announced that its DIY Home Energy Monitoring Sensor has received an Electronic House 2017 Products of the Year Award. Whisker Labs’ Sensor was recognized in the Home Control and Automation: Energy Monitoring Devices & Services category for its innovation and ability to help consumers monitor the health and performance of their home appliances, so they can enjoy peace of mind and save money.
The Product of the Year Awards, sponsored by ElectronicHouse.com, recognizes the best technologies, products, and services for the smart home. Whisker Labs’ breakthrough do-it-yourself (DIY) home energy monitoring sensor and home intelligence platform delivers real-time power usage and diagnostic information for home appliances – without costly and complex professional installation. This includes the ability to monitor the power usage and health of their non-connected appliances like HVAC systems, refrigerators, dishwashers and washer/dryers to identify energy hogs and pre-empt appliance breakdowns.
At the same time, Whisker Labs’ Connected Savings platform℠ delivers unprecedented energy intelligence to consumers through the integration of IoT-connected smart home devices, proprietary weather data, and its patented and predictive algorithms.
“We’ve solved a very hard problem, developing one simple, DIY sensor that can monitor virtually all devices in the home to create total home intelligence that saves money and energy, and detects faults to prevent failures of appliances. It is a truly transformational idea that will become the brains of the smart home,” said Amena Ali, chief revenue officer, Whisker Labs. “We are thrilled to receive an Electronic House 2017 Product of the Year award, and to be recognized for Whisker Labs’ innovative approach to home energy intelligence.”
The Whisker Labs sensor and home intelligence platform delivers several unique benefits:
- Affordable and easy-to-install – Consumers simply affix a sensor to their electrical panel or breaker box, and the patented technology starts measuring real-time power consumption of appliances in the home by sensing power as it flows through that breaker box. There is no contact with underlying circuits or the main power lines, so installation is fast and safe.
- Provides peace of mind and comfort – Through real-time insights on the energy use and health of each home appliance via a mobile app, the home intelligence platform can help consumers pre-empt appliance breakdowns and avoid catastrophic failures.
- Enhances energy insights and savings – Appliance-level energy monitoring enabled through Whisker Labs’ energy sensing significantly advances the optimization and insights of the Connected Savings℠ Intelligent Demand Side platform, deepening HVAC disaggregation and boosting automated energy savings. Whisker Labs’ data, analysis and automation capabilities will enable both home and energy intelligence.
The Whisker Labs home energy monitoring device is available to business partners such as utilities, solar and energy companies, home automation providers and insurance companies. It will be made available to consumers directly later in 2017.
About Whisker Labs
Whisker Labs, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Earth Networks, delivers next generation home energy intelligence technology to realize the full potential of the connected home. Whisker Labs’ sensing and software platform optimizes connected devices, and brings non-connected devices online for home efficiency, fault detection, and peace of mind. Our platform is used by market leaders for enhanced energy efficiency and intelligent demand response. For more information, visit www.whiskerlabs.com.