I think sense should give a “noisy” score to sense users, rating the quality of the power signature in their home.
After doing a bunch of reading over the past week, it seems like 2 things impact how effective device detection is over time: First, how distinctive the devices signature is (e.g., compressors are easy to find due to their startup). Second, how “noisy” the electrical signal is; many people saying who have issues with device detection are saying that sense support team is telling them it’s because of a “noisy” power signature in the home.
It would be great to know if my device detection is being hindered by noisy power consumption. If so, I would try to locate the device(s) causing the noise and put them on smart plugs so sense could net out the noise to improve device detection throughout my house.
Sense should make it easy for users to understand if there is a noise issue and then provide instructions on how to remedy the issue. That would allow users to have better device detection, increasing satisfaction with the product. Also, the improved device detection and reduced noise should help sense improve its machine learning, even further improving device detection and customer satisfaction!