This is a brief overview of several monitoring services. Each review is based on continuous uploads of power usage from 30 circuits and temperature from 24 sensors. Data were collected and uploaded from November 2012 to February 2013.
Each section contains screenshots of the web interface, screenshots of the mobile application (if available), outline of the setup process, and observations about the service.
The Service Availability section contains a summary of upload errors encountered over a 60 day period. This provides a very general idea of the quality of service that can be expected from each vendor.
No web interface
best web-based configuration tool of any service
hosting: monthly fee of $8 for 14 channels
wattzon - no longer provides power monitoring
- only records a single channel - intended for whole-house monitoring
- server: google frontend
- requires a serial number from a wattvision device
requires a serial number from a flukso device
hardware: powercost monitor
These are data capture/display tools still in early stages of development.
|Brultech GEM||32 power, 8 one-wire, 4 pulse||$300|
|Brultech ECM-1240||2 power, 5 aux-power, 1 pulse||$200|
|Radio Thermostat CT30||$115|
|Radio Thermostat CT80||$221|
The table below lists the errors for the 60 day period ending 25 feb 2013. The upload for most sites was data from 8 Brultech ECM-1240 devices consisting of 30 channels of power/energy data. Some sites such as PVOutput and PeoplePower are whole-house monitoring only, so uploads to those were only a few channels.
EnerSave: Connection timed out (110) 90 EnerSave: Bad Request (400) 4 EnerSave: Service Temporarily Unavailable (503) 8 Eragy: connection reset by peer (104) 74 Eragy: No route to host (113) 2 Eragy: Internal Server Error (500) 59 Eragy: urlopen timed out 283 OpenEnergyMonitor: urlopen handshake timed out 4 OpenEnergyMonitor: urlopen read timed out 2 PVOutput: File Not Found (404) 8 PVOutput: urlopen timed out 32 Pachube: connection reset by peer (104) 6 Pachube: Internal Server Error (500) 196 Pachube: Bad Gateway (502) 100 Pachube: Service Temporarily Unavailable (503) 98 Pachube: unknown 18 Pachube: urlopen timed out 502 PeoplePower: connection refused (111) 56 PeoplePower: urlopen handshake timed out 105 PeoplePower: urlopen read timed out 15 PeoplePower: urlopen timed out 1446 PlotWatt: Internal Server Error (500) 12 PlotWatt: unknown 3 PlotWatt: urlopen timed out 104 SmartEnergyGroups: Name or service not known (-2) 342 SmartEnergyGroups: connection refused (111) 6 SmartEnergyGroups: Internal Server Error (500) 72 SmartEnergyGroups: Bad Gateway (502) 392 SmartEnergyGroups: unknown 14 SmartEnergyGroups: urlopen timed out 299 ThingSpeak: connection refused (111) 193 ThingSpeak: No route to host (113) 2 ThingSpeak: Internal Server Error (500) 4194 ThingSpeak: Bad Gateway (502) 47211 ThingSpeak: unknown 2 ThingSpeak: urlopen timed out 1621
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