OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Whisker Labs, which is bringing next generation home energy intelligence technologies to market, today announced that its breakthrough Home Energy Monitoring Sensor has received a CE Pro BEST Award. Whisker Labs’ Sensor was recognized in the Control and Automation category for its innovation and ability to help consumers not only monitor their energy usage but also the health and performance of their home appliances, so they can enjoy peace of mind and save money. Winners of the 2017 CE Pro BEST Awards @ CEDIA were recognized in a ceremony at the annual conference held in September 2017.
CE Pro BEST Awards recognize the industry’s most noteworthy new products and technologies, and this year’s winning entries were chosen by independent voting by a panel of integrators along with the editors of CEPro. Products were individually judged on multiple criteria including innovation, functionality, competitive advantages, benefits to the end user and benefits to the integrator.
“99 percent of appliances and devices in the home are not connected, which means that homeowners have no way of knowing if their HVAC is working efficiently, let alone if it is about to breakdown. Ditto for the hot water heater, refrigerator and the like,” said Amena Ali, chief revenue officer, Whisker Labs. “Now imagine sticking a phone-sized sensor on the electrical panel/breaker box that plugs into an outlet, connects to the consumer’s wifi and continuously monitors the health of home appliances and devices to notify homeowners of their home and appliance well-being and alert them to anomalies that may signal potential problems. This is the promise of the connected home and one the Whisker Labs sensor and software platform can deliver.”
Whisker Labs’ breakthrough home energy monitoring sensor and home intelligence platform delivers real-time power usage and diagnostic information on home and appliance energy use– without the need for electricians and electricity shutdowns. The sensor measures power in real-time and the platform converts that energy data into meaningful insights such as how well the HVAC, the single largest consumer of home energy and the top appliance that consumers are concerned about, is working. The Whisker Labs platform identifies sources of energy waste in addition to potential impending HVAC failures, saving homeowners time and money.
At the same time, integration of the sensor with Whisker Labs’ Connected Savings℠ platform is another way that Whisker Labs’ partners can deliver heating and cooling savings. Connected Savings optimizes connected thermostats, providing partners such as energy service and home platform providers with additional options to boost comfort and savings.
For more information on Whisker Labs’ award-winning sensor, visit https://www.whiskerlabs.com/.
About Whisker Labs
Whisker Labs develops advanced home intelligence technologies. Our sensing and software platform taps the electrical network of the home to connect all appliances, even the unconnected ones such as HVACs and water heaters. We monitor home and appliance efficiency in real-time, alerting homeowners to energy waste and impending appliance failure for critical appliances, saving homeowners money and affording them peace of mind. Additional platform services include energy optimization of connected thermostats and devices. Customers include home platform, home services and energy providers. Visit www.whiskerlabs.com for more information.