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How does device detection work?

Once your monitor is installed and the initial automatic sensor check process is complete, Sense will begin collecting data and running its device detection algorithms.

With a high resolution sampling rate of one million times per second, Sense is able to identify unique devices in your home through their electrical signatures. You should begin to see devices detected within the first week or two of your monitor being installed. Because Sense needs to see a device run a number of times before it can recognize, verify and ultimately label a device's electrical signature, the first devices identified are often common devices that run frequently, like your refrigerator.

Sense is always learning and our detection algorithms are always improving. The more people that have Sense in their homes, and the more users contribute by doing things like renaming their detected mystery devices, the better our detection algorithms get!

For more information on our device detection systems, take a look at this blog article on the topic.