Adelaide’s Accumulus launches B.One Hub smart home monitor

Accumulus Energy Group (AEG), in partnership with US-based Blaze Automation, has launched its B.One Hub in Australia for those unsure if home automation — or the Internet of Things (IoT) in general — is all it’s hyped up to be.

The B.One Hub allows for the wireless control and energy consumption monitoring of devices in the home, such as light bulbs, air conditioners, and speakers via a smartphone app. It’s been customised to the local market, and targeted towards those who are not so tech savvy and living in older housing.

Speaking with ZDNet ahead of the launch, AEG CEO Anup Raghavan said the Hub’s open architecture makes it compatible with over 200 devices across different brands and ecosystems. Where an appliance is not already available in B.One’s catalogue, the user can also create their own template to control the appliance.

Being a wireless system, the platform can be retro-fitted in homes and rental properties.

Beyond just controlling smart devices via a mobile app, B.One Hub can also provide detailed insights into energy usage and wastage patterns, touted by Raghavan as allowing users to save money on energy bills.