About People Power
People Power’s software app, Presence, turns old smartphones or tablets into a Wi-Fi video cameras with motion detection for very low cost home security. People Power combines the app with smart plugs that can control devices and appliances in the home to help renters and homeowners save money on their monthly electricity bills.
People Power worked with Hawaii Energy and Hawaiian Electric to engage 740 Hawaii residents with their mobile application, Presence. Each home received energy-monitoring and controlling Monster plugs and access to the app, and participated in a 12-week “Energy Engagement Program” consisting of weekly challenges to save energy and earn rewards. Through the app, residents were able to see to their energy consumption data, set energy goals, and monitor their progress toward those goals. Residents with high energy use and high project engagement saw savings of up to 11% on their total energy use.