I know your company is not really into making hardware, but here’s my suggestion.
Can a device be made fairly cheaply that emits a serial # code in the the waveform that your AI detects to help identify each device? The user should be able to program the device with a number or the device should have a unique number that you can assign to a power using device.
I know this is not really your goal, to make hardware, but isn’t tracking each device’s power, what you are trying to offer?
I bought sense for the whole home for a reason. That is to know how much each device is using for power, how long it’s using that power, and how much it’s costing me.
I want to be able to track everything in the house, down to the smallest power wart.
It could be as simple as a unit that sits in the base of a light bulb socket to and outlet plug that you plug a lamp in. You still can use the normal way for all the bigger draw items.
I’m not willing to pay $50 for a WeMo Insight that may only work for a year. I know there is another unit out there, 110 or something like that. I’ll have to check if it’s compatible with my system and my iPhone.