Introducing Wattcost.

New technology to make your home energy intelligent so you always pay less.

New technology that protects our planet and ensures you always pay less for your home energy.

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Wattcost, reduce your electricity costs forever!

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Intelligent energy.

Always know what's happening at home with real-time notifications. Take control of your electricity costs with live energy tracking.

Wattcost app that shows live energy costs tracking and real-time alert: Fridge Door Left Open - Close your fridge to keep your food fresh and save $3.74 today.

Smarter savings.

Wattcost magically identifies where $100's of cost savings can be found in your home. We built a 24/7 energy data analyst right into the app!

Wattcost App with the option to change energy plan, offset carbon or show energy savings tips.
Wattcost App with the option to change energy plan, offset carbon or show energy savings tips.

Save on energy.

Wattcost reveals the lowest cost electricity plans to match your actual home energy use. Simply compare & switch to the best plan in‑app.

Wattcost App with the option to change energy plan, offset carbon or show energy savings tips.

Customer testimonials

Don't just take our word for it, hear from our early‑trial customers.
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John Winning

CEO Appliances Online

"Wattcost's intelligent home application has reduced my home electricity bill by 32% over the past 3 months"
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Leanne R.

Busy parent

"Wattcost gives me piece of mind when I'm leaving home that I haven't accidentally left on a dangerous appliance"
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Danny K.

Solar home owner

"We were amazed how Wattcost could track our solar system savings in real‑time to help us minimize our electricity costs"

Customer Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it, hear from our early‑trial customers.
Photo of Appliances Online CEO John Winning
"Wattcost's intelligent home application has reduced my home electricity bill by 32% over the past 3 months"
John Winning

CEO Appliances Online

Photo of a busy parent
"Wattcost gives me piece of mind when I'm leaving home that I haven't accidentally left on a dangerous appliance"
Leanne R.

Busy parent

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"We were amazed how Wattcost could track our solar system savings in real‑time to help us minimize our electricity costs"
Danny K.

Solar home owner

Peace of mind.

Worry less when you are away from home. Dangerous things can happen when appliances are left on. Wattcost sends real‑time alerts to protect the people and things you care about.

iPhone lock-screen that shows the notifications: 'Appliance Left On - You have left home with a high-load appliance running.' and 'Fridge Door Left Open - Close to consume less energy.'

Fix your bill.

Avoid bill shock forever with live budget tracking and intelligent notifications. Wattcost tracks your budget, electricity rates and weather to notify when best to use your costly appliances.

Wattcost app that shows real-time energy costs tracking and real-time alert: Reduce Peak Energy Use - Run your washing machine twice after 9pm to save $125 this year.

Community sharing.

See your savings achievements adding up and learn how to save even more with personal insights from your connected friends and neighbours.

Wattcost app that shows how to share your savings achievements with the community.

Install in seconds.

Wattcost works in any home, apartment or rental. It's one smart wireless sensor that listens to every appliance from your electricity meter. Other devices not required.

How to install?

3 simple steps to your personal intelligent home.

Step 1

Smartphone outline that shows Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Download the free Wattcost app from the Apple App or Google Play store, and open to create and sign into your personal home energy account.

Step 2

Smartphone outline that shows a list of Wi-Fi networks to connect.
Turn on the Wattcost Beacon and connect to your smartphone. Select a home or public WiFi network to connect the Wattcost Beacon to your account.

Step 3

Fuse box outline that shows the Wattcost Beacon capturing data from your mains electricity circuit.
Simply click the sensor onto your main electricity circuit*. Your self‑adhesive Beacon sticks next to it.

How does it work?

Captures real‑time energy use to create your personal intelligent home.
Capture energy data from your home and send it to the cloud. Wattcost analyses the data with machine-learning algorithms and sends intelligent alerts.
Capture energy data from your home and send it to the cloud. Wattcost analyses the data with machine-learning algorithms and sends intelligent alerts.

Capture

Wattcost's self‑powered WiFi‑sensor captures real‑time energy data for every household appliance by reading your energy use of your fuse box.

Analysis

Advanced machine‑learning algorithms use energy, time, weather and historical data to continuously identify savings and safety opportunities in your home.

Insights

The Wattcost mobile app shows your actual cost and savings in real‑time with budget‑tracking and intelligent alerts. See how much and where you can save!

The future vision.

Join the journey to the truly intelligent energy home.

Intelligent

Energy

Home

Intelligent home alerts

Budget track and act

Energy plan switching

Solar savings optimisation

Community savings tips

Launch

Autonomous

Appliance

Detection

Intelligent appliance alerts

Major appliance energy costs

Efficient appliance upgrade

Faulty appliance detection

Appliance event history

Winter 2018

Intelligent

Automated

Home

Home appliance automation

Solar+Storage optimisation

Optimised home energy use

Home assistant integration*

Remote appliance control

Coming soon
*supports Amazon Echo, Apple HomeKit and Google Home

Latest updates.

Wattcost just smashed its target and is now 100% funded!

In May 2017 we launched an ambitious goal: To crowdfund $150k in pre-sales to get our new technology into local manufacturing, so that people just like you could start saving on their home energy costs on auto-pilot, forever!

We’re excited to tell you that we recently hit our funding goal which means Wattcost will be manufactured and delivered to homes across Australia and New Zealand.

In addition we recently completed an early case-study with working parents John and Lea whose power bills had skyrocketed to $2,656 per year! Wattcost has since reduced their home power bill by $183 per quarter (or $732 per year). Read the full case-study.

Photo of the Wattcost founders, David Soutar and Tell Mueller-Pettenpohl.

Wattcost team celebrating with some of their early supporters.

Production timeline.

See what it takes to get your Wattcost delivered.
March 2017
Industrial design and final circuit board layout
May-August 2017
Pre-order campaign
September-October 2017
Product tooling and off-tool samples
November 2017
Pilot production for product certifications
December 2017
Design and source product packaging
January 2018
1st manufacturing run
February 2018
Start shipping to campaign supporters

Meet the founders.

Revolutionary smart home technology developed by industry experts.
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David Soutar

CEO & Co-founder
David has established and grown companies for Philips Electronics, Fosters International and Honeywell across Australia and Europe. He's been advising businesses on energy efficiency and building performance for over a decade. A self‑confessed sustainability geek, David is often seen turning off office lights on sunny days and riding mountain bikes around Sydney's hills on weekends.
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Tell Mueller-Pettenpohl

CTO & Co-founder
Tell leads our product development team. With over 10 years experience and degrees in Computer Science and Data Science from leading universities in Germany and Spain, we put him in‑charge of creating incredibly complex systems that will make your life easier. As much as we like Tell his diverse cultural background still confuses us whenever he takes his surfboard snowboarding.
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Demetrious Harrington

CSO & Co-founder
Demetri’s work in Silicon Valley has been rewarded with multiple patents including display technologies used by Amazon Kindle and other e‑readers. He's developed battery storage technologies and has a Masters of Science in Engineering. As Wattcost’s hardware and data algorithms evangelist, he still says nothing smells quite as sweet as fresh electronics and solder fumes in the morning.

Frequently asked questions.

Wattcost can save up to 30% off your power bill when you act on the intelligent savings recommendations. That's serious savings for little effort!
We think it's really important you own and control who can access your personal and electricity data. During installation an encrypted account is created on Wattcost's cloud‑based servers, and all data access is protected by HTTPS/SSL, the same level of security used by the banks.
Wattcost's multi-awarded app will work on most Apple iOS9+ and Android Lollipop and above smartphones. The Wattcost app is free and will be available from Apple iTunes and Google Play stores when shipping commences.
The Wattcost battery‑operated Beacon and meter sensors use WiFi 802.11b/g/n machine‑to‑machine technology to send encrypted data via the Internet to our secure cloud-based servers for real-time analysis and sending savings alerts to your smartphone.
Not yet, but inter‑connectivity home assistant hubs like Apple HomeKit, Google Home and Amazon Echo will enable Wattcost to integrate with compatible home and appliance automation technologies for remote control in the future.
Absolutely. Simply locate your apartments' internal electricity fusebox to mount the Wattcost Beacon next to and install the "click‑on" sensor. When moving, you can simply remove and reinstall the Wattcost Beacon at your new home. Please note, we recommend "click‑on" sensors are only installed by a qualified professional.
Yes of course. If you are responsible for paying the electricity bill you can also benefit from Wattcost's unique energy saving technology. And when moving, you can simply remove and reinstall the Wattcost Beacon and sensor at your new home.
Wattcost is planning to ship globally in the near future, however for the first pre‑order campaign only to Australia and New Zealand. Sign up to receive our blog for latest news about future availability or send us an email asking about your country.
Simply select the PRE‑ORDER button above to choose a Wattcost product to support our campaign. Then you'll be directed to a shopping cart where your transaction will be handled securely online. Then, look forward to being one of the first in the world to receive your very own Wattcost.
The Wattcost Beacon has been designed to operate for 6‑12 months on regular C‑size batteries or optionally from a 5VDC micro‑B USB plug adaptor. An alert is automatically sent to your smartphone when it's time to replace the batteries.