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Smart Home

Smart Devices

Smart devices are becoming the norm in today’s connected world. From smartphones and self-driving cars to a light switch you can control over the internet; or even better, an outlet that can turn itself off when your electricity bill for the day is astronomically climbing in cost.

When you are at home you can control your smart devices with convenient voice commands.  Ask Amazon Alexa or Google Home for your MyEyedro energy usage data.

What about your devices that aren’t “smart”? – you can use smart plugs to turn them into connected devices!

Safety and Security

Smart devices that can be accessed remotely as needed create an added layer of security for you and your home.

  • Security cameras
  • Exterior lights – for your safety and a safe, well-lit neighbourhood
  • Interior lights timed to come on while you are away help to deter prowlers
  • Door locks
  • Smoke detectors
  • Carbon monoxide (CO) detectors
  • Water leak detectors

Smart Home Tech Gadgets to Fulfill Every Need is a great resource that highlights a range of smart devices currently available and tips on how you can use them.

Smart Home Automation

Smart home automation allows you to control your smart connected devices remotely when you are away from home.  Automations can be set to control and time your devices.  You can create automations that can turn on your lights at a certain time of day, which can protect your home when you are on vacation.  Setting your exterior lights to turn on at dusk enhances safety for you and your neighbourhood.  You could also create automations that would turn off devices such as heaters or pool pumps during the times of the day when energy costs peak.

Smart Home Automation

Energy Efficiency

Take advantage of your smart home devices and smart home automation to time and run your appliances for maximum energy savings.

Eyedro has stepped up as a partner to make the transition between home energy monitoring and user access seamless. Purchasing and installing an Eyedro Electricity Monitor is already a great idea to get an understanding of your home energy usage in real time from anywhere. However, what if you’re a busy person, your hands are always full or you just don’t have time to log into the MyEyedro Cloud service when you need to? Being newly updated and freshly integrated with Amazon, Google and Samsung SmartThings, you can link your MyEyedro service to your Assistant devices and just by saying “Talk to MyEyedro” you’ll be able to ask for some common insights without lifting a finger. Some sample functions of the integrations are “Get Highlights”, “Get Demand”, “Get Demand Changes” and “Get Bill Estimate”.

Available Integrations

Amazon Alexa Eyedro Integration

Amazon Alexa Integration 

Access your electricity information through your Amazon Echo simply by saying, “Alexa, ask MyEyedro …”

Google Assistant Eyedro Integration

Google Assistant Integration 

Access your electricity information through your Google Home simply by saying, “Ok Google, talk to MyEyedro.”

Samsung SmartThings Eyedro Integration

Samsung SmartThings Integration 

Access your electricity information through your SmartThings mobile app.  

Energy Monitoring Made Easy

Water Pump Failure Prevented With Eyedro

Water Pump Failure Prevented With Eyedro

MyEyedro Real-Time Data Gives You Peace of Mind

Your basement water pump is critical to the integrity of your home.  Knowing that your basement isn’t going to flood gives you peace of mind.  With Eyedro’s MyEyedro cloud software you can check in on your home even when you can’t be there.   Dave G. did just that and was able to use his MyEyedro data to detect the imminent failure of his water pump and correct the problem before he was forced to replace the equipment.  Dave saved himself an expensive repair or replacement!

Read Dave’s story below.

Failing water pump discovered with MyEyedro
Eyedro data after water pump is fixed

“There was a regular spike every few minutes on one phase. It had to be my water pump. Sure enough I went into the cellar and it was coming on too often. I checked the plumbing for leaks. It turned out the outside tap needed a new washer. Because the connected hose was lying in the garden I would have never noticed the leak.

Thanks to your program you saved me having to buy a new water pump when it would have eventually burned out.

I have found other uses and now log in daily.”

Dave G.

Some Causes of Water Pump Failure:

  • Undersized
  • Clogged discharge lines
  • Age
  • Improper installation
  • Corrosion
  • Improper seals/gaskets
  • Stuck or faulty switch
  • Lack of regular maintenance
  • Defective pump (fails shortly after installation)
  • No power – tripped breaker or outage




Eyedro saves the day!

Super Eyedro to the Rescue

Thanks to your program you saved me having to buy a new water pump when it would have eventually burned out.

– Dave G.

EYEFI Setup Tips

EYEFI Setup Tips

EYEFI Setup Tips

Here are a few simple tips to ensure that the installation of your new Eyedro EYEFI system is quick and easy:

  1. To get started, bring the Eyedro module and power adapter into the room with your router and plug it in (you can move it back to your electrical panel once you have set your network credentials).
  2. Plug the EYEFI’s power adapter into a regular receptacle (not a UPS battery backup).
  3. If you have a dual band router select the credentials for your 2.4G band when setting up your EYEFI.
  4. When prompted for your WiFi Network name (SSID) and password enter the same information that you would give to a friend who wanted to use your network.
  5. Once you have told the EYEFI which network to communicate over, take the module back to your electrical panel and mount it on the wall beside the panel (never inside!). 
  6. Ensure that you have full WiFi bars at the spot where your EYEFI is installed.
EYEFI Setup Tips

Energy Monitoring Made Easy

EYEFI Setup via Desktop or Mobile

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        Maximize Your Crypto Mining Profitability

        Maximize Your Crypto Mining Profitability

        Maximize Your Crypto Mining Profitability

        Cryptocurrency coins on computer

        Energy Monitoring Made Easy


        So, You Mine Cryptocurrency…

        You’re a part of a very exclusive group of people. It’s estimated that just over 100 million people are holders of crypto, with 1 million of them being miners. That puts you in a group of individuals that amounts to 0.0001% of the earth’s population. If you don’t mine cryptocurrency and would like to know why someone would even bother being a part of something so new and theoretical, I can tell you why – it’s profitable!

        How is Cryptocurrency Mining Profitable?

        To answer that, let me explain what crypto currency mining is. Unlike Fiat currency (government issued cash), cryptocurrencies are decentralized and use blockchain technology; this means you don’t have to go through a bank to send money, and makes it impossible to hack or cheat transactions. In order for this to work, someone needs to verify the transaction and record its occurrence. To make these transactions a part of the blockchain, multiple computers race to solve a very complex math equation involved in verifying the legitimacy of the transaction. The process of competing to solve the equation first prevents any one entity or bank from monopolizing a crypto network. The computer to verify the transaction is rewarded with cryptocurrency, often Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and many other coins. In short, your computer will do math work for a network, and if successful, you’ll be rewarded with money. As more computers battle to solve the equation first, the more difficult the equation becomes, preventing monopolization of a network. Unfortunately, as the difficulty increases, so does the need to have better, faster equipment capable of processing the information it’s trying to solve. This equipment often involves owning multiple graphics cards (GPU), or ASIC miners, which are not cheap to buy, and use a lot of electricity. This is where the profitability comes into play.

        Electricity costs can eat away at your profits, but even worse, not knowing how much power your rigs are using can be detrimental to your whole operation.


        How Can I Track and Log My Power Usage?

        Purchasing and installing an Eyedro monitoring system is your first step to maximizing your profits.

        Below is an example of my 9 gpu rig. I installed an Eyedro device using an inline power splitter. Looking at my MyEyedro data, I could see that my rig had a drop in power usage, which could only mean one thing; I was losing money! After seeing this visualization of money loss, I tried to solve my issue immediately; I was having vram overheating issues. I wouldn’t have realized this without having my energy monitor connected.

        Maximize your crypto mining profitability

        Keep Track of Peak Energy Costs and Monthly Bills

        Monthly utility bills data including monthly and daily totals can be viewed in the MyEyedro Bills plugin.  Billing History allows you to view a year’s worth of monthly totals at a glance. You’ll be better able to determine your overall crypto mining profitability using these MyEyedro tools.

        Monthly Electricity Bills Data in MyEyedro

        Enter your utility rates to keep track of daily peak energy costs such as in the time-of-use rate configuration below.  

        Time-of-use rates in MyEyedro

        Monitor Your Rigs

        If you’re a crypto miner and want to maximize your profits, make sure you get an energy monitor connected to your rigs right away. Your hardware could be having issues you don’t know about, and that means you’re wasting money. Why would you want to waste money?

        – Darren Morrison

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        Is Bitcoin Mining Energy Theft?

        Is Bitcoin Mining Energy Theft?

        Is Bitcoin Mining Energy Theft?


        Energy Monitoring Made Easy


        What Defines an Acceptable Amount of Energy Usage?

        Is Bitcoin mining energy theft when the burden of paying the electric bill typically falls to the landlord?  When a tenant decides to set up a Bitcoin mining operation the electricity bill can skyrocket. This is why landlords should monitor tenant electricity usage. If you’re a landlord then you understand how costly it can be to provide power for your tenants. Most landlords set the rent amount based on “typical” electricity usage and they tend to have a clause in the rent agreement that requires an additional fee if the tenant installs an air conditioner (another energy hog).

        With cryptocurrency prices rising each year and the general excitement of a new “currency” it is no wonder that so many people are joining the Bitcoin mining craze. This is especially true if the electricity required will be paid by someone else. It seems unfair that the landlord should foot the bill simply because they didn’t better define the rules around what is an “acceptable electricity usage” amount.

        The Unexpected Cost of Mining Cryptocurrency

         If the electricity bill increase is minimal then it’s unlikely that the landlord will notice, but a single computer running full speed 24 hours per day 7 days per week can easily run up $1000/year in additional costs for the landlord. That doesn’t even factor in the extra air conditioner costs in the summer to remove the heat the computer generates. Now imagine that the tenant has several computers in their Bitcoin mining operation!  Using some easy numbers, if we assume that a single computer power supply consumes 1000W and the average cost of electricity is $0.20/kWh that works out to $4.80/day and $1,752/year!

        It’s unfortunate these days that a tenant can easily use a massive amount of electricity with impunity. Electricity theft has almost become an epidemic! Monitoring tenant electricity usage is a great way for landlords to save money, and ensure that they don’t fall victim to energy theft. Many tenants are misusing electricity and it’s hard to catch them. 

        Energy Monitoring Solutions for Landlords

        Fortunately for landlords in this situation there is a simple solution. The first step is to install an Eyedro Electricity Monitor on each of your tenants’ electricity feeds.  Typically, there is a main electrical panel in the building that has a separate breaker for each tenant so installing a sensor for each tenant is simple. Although installation can be inside the tenant’s unit it is easiest to install in the main electrical room for the building. We suggest configuring the MyEyedro monitoring service so that each tenant can see their own electricity usage at any time. It certainly removes any question about usage because the tenant can easily turn their appliances and lights on/off and see the results in real-time. Finally, it is a good idea to update rent agreements to clarify what is considered “acceptable electricity usage” vs what crosses the line and may require an additional fee. This last point is better left to the lawyers but you get the idea.

        If you’re a landlord and have experienced “energy theft” from a tenant we’d love to hear your story. 

        Give us a call and we will help you select the electricity monitoring solution that is right for you!

        Want to Learn More?

        Contact us today to set up a free demo of the Eyedro system, and let a member of our team walk you through the entire process.