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People Power gets an Origin story, launches smart home down under

Origin Energy has launched a smart home offering for its utility customers in Australia, using People Power’s Home HQ system – a smart home platform that uses some of People Power’s AI-bots. It follows a $1.2m investment in People Power by Origin Energy, which will initially be launching in the state of Victoria. Currently priced at $199 AUD ($152 USD), the Home HQ Starter Kit contains a gateway, a smart plug, smart light bulb, temperature and humidity sensor, a motion sensor, and two entry sensors. Connected to a smartphone app, to allow a user to monitor and control these devices, the system seems pretty comprehensive for the price. People Power’s IoT Suite is the system behind Origin’s new service. Riot…

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