AlertMe’s Home Area Network (HAN) and cloud-based platform provides two-way communication for real-time monitoring, control, automation and analytics. The platform permits customers to control a wide range of home activities over the Internet and via their smart phone. In addition consumers can reduce their power bills by as much as 20 percent while reducing their carbon footprint and providing increased efficiency, convenience, comfort and peace of mind. AlertMe also works with new Smart Meters utilities around the world are deploying.
Mary Turner, AlertMe CEO, notes, “Nearly a third of all energy is used in the home so consumers can play a significant part in saving energy and reducing their carbon footprint. It’s up to the energy sector and government to educate and engage them. Getting it right will be a win-win situation for both consumers and the energy industry, so British Gas is an ideal strategic partner for us in the UK.”
British Gas Managing Director, Phil Bentley, says the company wants to make energy saving as easy as possible for their customers. “This is why we continue to offer new, smarter ways to help customers take control of their energy usage. AlertMe’s innovative product portfolio is a great addition to British Gas’ current service offering, and will provide our customers with a range of new, easy to use tools to reduce their energy consumption and cut their fuel bills.”
Saul Klein, Index Ventures Partner, adds, “We see an enormous global opportunity for the value proposition that AlertMe offers consumers. As more people look to manage their homes in a smart way, the AlertMe platform is well positioned to support this transition in easy to use, personalised and affordable ways.”