Verv uses cutting-edge artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to learn and reason about the energy signals that it observes at its installation point on your electricity or smart meter. It uses similar techniques as speech recognition services to recognise the electrical signals drawn by your appliances as they operate. To give you some context, each appliance has its own individual power signature which is how Verv can automatically detect your appliances.
Verv works out of the box in all countries that don’t use split phase electrical power. If your country is featured in light or dark blue on this map then Verv will work in your region.
Verv will work with both smart and non-smart appliances.
Verv focuses on saving you money and helping you to keep your appliances healthy. With this in mind, it’s changing your usage behaviour with appliances that consume the greatest amount of energy that will have a positive effect on your energy bills. At this stage, Verv won’t capture information on appliances that draw a tiny amount of energy such as phone chargers or radios. It will immediately give you information on the 10 appliances known to draw the most electricity in the average home. As we develop Verv, the list of appliances will expand.
Verv does not use smart meter data, instead it uses its own sensor to gather data at a granularity millions of times greater than seen by smart meters.
You only need one Verv hub to monitor all appliances in your home, no matter how big your house is or how many appliances you own.
Verv uses your data to give you the best customised experience possible for understanding your home. It utilises the same high level of encryption and security as your bank does when providing you access to online banking. We have built Verv from the ground up, with data integrity and security in mind, so that you can be confident that your personal data is safe.
You do not need an electrician to install your Verv hub. The Verv hub sits next to your electricity or smart meter (it can also be wall mounted) and the sensor provided clips onto it and captures your electricity data from this single point.
– Go to your app store and search for Verv
– Hit the download button and wait for the app to install
– You’re ready to go!
Verv is currently compatible with Android and iOS tablets, with smartphone compatability coming soon.
– iOS: Can be used on the iPad 2 and above
– Android: The minimum Android OS required is 4.4 (KitKat)
The minimum screen size required is 9 inches