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GEM can only report whole house energy measurements and measurements per circuit. It can't tell you anything "smart" about your appliances. This means more investigative effort involved to understand how much your appliances use. Especially if something is faulty or working inefficiently. See More
There are four pulse counter inputs which can be used to measure gas, water, possibly other things. 1 temperature bus/ 8 temperature inputs for tracking heating patterns. 32 current transformers Overall a comprehensive monitoring solution for utilities. See More
As more houses come online with Sense installations, the library of electronic devices that the Sense system can recognize should improve. The Sense company intends to add more smart features later such as notifying the user if some devices are faulty once they have enough data to build on. See More
Discovery of devices/appliances is incredibly slow. Booting up your system for the first time you can expect to wait a minimum of 24 hours before the first device is recognized. One YouTube review (video here) has stated that the Sense unit has only identified 16 appliances in over a month for him. Some electrical appliances may never get recognized at all, especially smaller ones. Consistent identification of devices cannot be expected when connectivity drops or you have to reboot the sense system. Multiple items for the same appliance can't be merged or grouped. In short, the identification of electronic devices is still in it's early stages. It is supposed to improve over time but currently it's not a great experience. See More