Currant Announces Industry’s First AI-Powered Smart Wall Outlets for Homes and Commercial Businesses

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–([1])–Currant[2],
a startup devoted to creating smart products that reduce energy
consumption, today announced its newest smart product — the Currant
Smart Wall Outlet
[3]. It will be the first AI-powered in-wall smart
outlet that analyzes power usage and creates personalized,
easy-to-implement suggestions for consumers, contractors, business
owners, and real estate managers to automatically power off devices and
appliances, cutting excess electricity usage and helping to save money
on electric bills. Currant’s Smart Wall Outlet will be available in a 15
amp version for homes and a 20 amp outlet designed for the commercial
market. Both the home and commercial models can be controlled by the
Currant App, Amazon Alexa, or Google Home.

In addition to Smart Wall Outlets, Currant also announced that it has
added a number of powerful new features to its WiFi
Smart Outlets
[4]. Available January 8, these features include the
ability to lock the outlet so it cannot be turned on or off except
through the app, which is particularly useful for parents looking to
prevent kids from using certain appliances for safety reasons, such as
an iron, or who want to set limits on gaming consoles. Outlet locking is
also valued by people who want to prevent things like a WiFi network
from cutting out in the event someone accidentally turns it off, or
business owners who want to shut off power to specific outlets or
devices and not enable them to be turned back on from the outlet itself.
In addition to the ability to lock the outlets, Currant will offer
customized alerts that notify people when their rules take effect and
when devices are using certain levels of power.

“We are on a mission to help reduce the insanely high levels of energy
consumption in the United States,” said Hasty Granbery, founder and CEO
of Currant. “To that end, we are thrilled to announce our newest
offering in what will be a long line of energy-saving smart home and
commercial products. Currant Smart Outlets will work in essentially
every environment — home or commercial space. We can help anyone cut
energy consumption, save money, and make a positive impact on our world
without any inconvenience to their day-to-day lives or activities.”

The new Smart Wall Outlet is designed to replace traditional outlets
with duplex tamper-resistant receptacles that can be easily installed in
commercial businesses and new construction as well as consumers’
existing homes. Each in-wall unit analyzes real-time electricity usage,
displaying it in intuitive graphs that break down energy consumption and
cost by hour, day, month, or year. Customers can use the Currant App to
monitor anything plugged into the outlet, effectively controlling power
running through the outlet to ensure that they’re fully in control of
all their devices and appliances, whether they’re down the street or
across the country. And, like all Currant outlets, Smart Wall Outlet
models are calibrated using high-precision test equipment.

Currant Outlets run on both WiFi and Bluetooth, assisting with ease of
setup and control. The Currant Smart Wall Outlets will work seamlessly
with existing Currant Smart Outlets, creating a Bluetooth Mesh Network
throughout the building that can be used to control any outlet within
range, enabling control in areas where a WiFi network is weak or
unavailable. In addition, when several Currant Outlets are used
together, the outlets can prioritize which communication protocol to use
so only a subset of outlets are using WiFi.

Customers can get started with an in-wall outlet within minutes and
easily connect to the Currant App, which is available for iPhone and
Android. The app automatically detects the outlet and displays real-time
information on energy usage. Customers can opt to set outlet-specific
rules right away in order to turn the power on and off according to
their preferences and schedules or they can use it as a normal outlet
before receiving tailored suggestions for usage based on what is plugged
into the outlet, the amount of energy consumed, and any unique usage
patterns for the space.

Currant will showcase both the Smart Wall Outlet and the Smart WiFi
Outlet equipped with new features at CES ShowStoppers on Tuesday,
January 8.

To learn more and to find out how to get your Smart Wall Outlet, please
visit https://www.currant.com/smart-wall-outlet[5]
for details.

About Currant

Currant creates smart home products that give people control over their
homes — and their energy bills. Coupling the latest technology with
advanced AI capabilities, Currant makes it easy to view, analyze, and
understand electricity usage, empowering consumers to change wasteful
patterns without sacrificing comfort or convenience. CEO Hasty Granbery
founded Currant in 2015 after he discovered that his toaster used more
energy each day when it was idle than when it was making toast, and
wanted a way to easily see how everything else in his house was
affecting his energy bill. The company is based in Mountain View,
California.

References

  1. ^ (www.businesswire.com)
  2. ^ Currant (cts.businesswire.com)
  3. ^ Currant Smart Wall Outlet (cts.businesswire.com)
  4. ^ WiFi Smart Outlets (cts.businesswire.com)
  5. ^ https://www.currant.com/smart-wall-outlet (cts.businesswire.com)
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