Neurio monitors your energy consumption, sends you usage alerts and reminders, and can be used in conjunction with IFTTT, SmartThings, and Raspberry Pi.
Neurio Home Intelligence is a technology that helps you understand your energy usage and automate your home appliances. It's like a
Neurio is comprised of three major parts: the sensor, the cloud, and Wattson, the Neurio app. There's also an optional part called Trigger for coders and DIYers extraordinaire.
SensorCounter to the Belkin WeMo Insight Switch, which plugs into specific appliances a la carte, you install the Neurio sensor in your breaker panel. That way, you can monitor your electricity on a much larger scale. The sensor relies on current transformers to measure your usage and it then sends you all the details via Wi-Fi.
It can log up to one year of usage info and it's equipped with a feature that protects your data when you lose power or make firmware upgrades. That's a lot of information, given that the sensor takes a new measurement every second. And, if you have solar panels, Neurio knows the difference between power running to and from the grid.
CloudNeurio's cloud service receives data captured by the sensor every minute. The database then stores the info and analyzes it in detail to learn about your usage patterns. As it learns about your consumption, it can differentiate among your various appliances and know what each one is doing at any given time. Using algorithms, it can estimate your energy usage and pinpoint anomalies. Don't know that your laundry cycle just finished? Neurio can tell you via text.
The team is also working on partnering with SmartThings and IFTTT. Integrating with those services allows you to use Neurio as a home automation hub as well as a consumption tracker. Do you have a
Unfortunately, it can't detect small changes like turning on a hair dryer or a lamp. According to Neurio, your large appliances account for more than 80 percent of the consumption in your home. And that's where the Neurio algorithms shine -- monitoring large appliances that use loads of energy on a daily basis.
TriggerThis is an optional open-source application for Raspberry Pi and Android. In other words, if messing around with IFTTT isn't enough DIY for you, Trigger allows for more advanced customization. With Trigger, you can get a steady flow of power info straight from the sensor. It talks with the sensor every second and can spot smaller appliances in real-time as well as larger ones.