Device detection Parameters


I’m curious If anyone has an idea of what all goes into device detection
The reason I ask is having something detected that is named “dishwasher” by sense. I look back through the use and history and see this uses 400 watts and comes on for 15 minutes at 2 am a couple times a week.
Do they not have parameters for things like time or minimum and maximum wattages for devices?
If every weekday around 5:30 a heating device comes on for an hour and then at 7:00 a motor and a heating device comes on for another hour, wouldn’t it point more to an oven then a dishwasher rather than a clothing iron and who knows what else?
I don’t understand how something that sense sees at 500!watts can be seen as a coffeemaker.
And how the time of day it’s used would be helpful for detection. Using the above example, how many people are using a dishwasher at 2 am and if it’s finished in 15 minutes, I want that model.
If they had coffeemakers at nothing under 1200 watts or over 1600 watts it would seem to make detection easier. I’ve just had several of these mix ups and I’m curious if parameters like this are currently be used.


That would potentially be too strict and hamper detection for some. Devices vary drastically along with everyones unique schedule and use pattern.

Dishwasher may have a heating element to help dry at the end and coffee makers are all over the place on wattages, size/single/commercial. At the end of the day Sense is giving you a name or suggested names that it’s user base says it is based on the signature.


That makes sense. If it were too strict then some may never have something detected.
Probably 1/3 of the time sense has suggested the correct device. If it’s not the correct device then the fact that it detects a “toaster” gives me direction on where it might be best to look. Something that heats up and not a motor.
I’m fortunate enough to have the devices I wanted to see most at least partially detected. I’ve got one I really want detection for but still waiting. It’s still early.