SensorSuite Launches $1.2 Million Project with Support from the IESO to Develop Next Generation Energy Demand Response Technology

Demand Response technology

SensorSuite® Launches Cutting-Edge Energy Pilot Project Supported Through Grant Received From IESO’s Conservation Fund

TORONTO, ON–(PRWEB – May 19, 2016) – SensorSuite®, a leading innovator in cloud-based wireless control systems for electrically heated and cooled buildings, is pleased to announce it is launching a $1.2 Million project to develop next generation demand response algorithms, wireless hardware control, and Smart Grid technology.  

SensorSuite powered Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs) and Commercial facilities save money by being able to wirelessly control, monitor, and track suite temperatures in real-time through the utilization of its cloud-based dashboard.   

“The IESO is pleased to welcome SensorSuite to the list of more than 200+ projects that have received innovation funding from the IESO to advance conservation and demand management in Ontario,” says Terry Young, the IESO’s Vice-President of Conservation and Corporate Relations. “SensorSuite’s project will help enable property managers to better manage their electricity costs while maintaining tenant comfort and reducing demand placed on the grid.”

This $1.2 Million dollar Internet of Things (IoT) project will be deployed in partnership with a consortium of large asset managers across Ontario.

The reality is that electricity is much more expensive in the hours when grid consumption is at its highest. The key to the efficiency-enhancing power of IoT lies in peak usage optimization.

SensorSuite technology manages energy distribution in real-time based on immediate data rather than historic patterns of power usage. Together with smart building metrics, stakeholders could significantly reduce a building’s energy costs and improve their sustainability credentials.

“As asset managers face rising energy prices and challenges associated with older buildings, the need for systems that are smart enough to save money without human intervention and reduce operational risks have become an important part of their strategy,” said SensorSuite CEO, Robert Platek.  “SensorSuite empowers property owners with a scalable digital building assistant to address their sustainability needs now and in the future.”

SensorSuite’s SuiteHeat™ solution takes control of electrically heated and cooled buildings and shifts the power back into the hands of Property or Asset Managers.   SuiteHeat reduces energy waste and overheating/cooling by controlling temperature; capturing consumption and costs within every suite in a respective building or portfolio.


In addition, market adoption of SuiteHeat can significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on a local, national, and global scale.  Buildings are responsible for more than 40% of global energy use and one third of GHG emissions, both in developed and developing countries.  

SuiteHeat™ Benefits:

–       20-30% measurable energy savings in buildings.

–       Better control of building GHG emissions.

–       Increases in property valuation.

–       Supports “in-suite” maintenance reporting.

–       Promotes a mindset of preserving and improving quality of life with less energy consumption.

Find out more at:



SensorSuite ( develops real-time building intelligence cloud platforms for reducing operational risks and improving the efficiency of buildings. The company creates solutions using leading-edge sensors, cloud analytics, building controls, and software interfaces to reduce energy costs, increase occupant comfort, and allow owners and occupants to extract more value out of their respective space(s).



Please follow and like us:

SensorSuite and Novotech Partner to Deliver Monitoring Services

Ottawa, ON, May 12, 2016 – Novotech Technologies, a distributor of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) / Internet of Things (IoT) products, services and solutions, and SensorSuite, an IoT company that provides innovative wireless monitoring and energy saving solutions, today announced a partnership that combines award-winning monitoring capabilities and best-in-class distribution expertise to deliver Monitoring Services for property managers and business owners alike.

For property managers concerned about Energy efficiencies, SensorSuite’s real-time sensor intelligence platform connects managers to their buildings and the machines within. Novotech’s bundled Energy Monitoring Service, powered by SensorSuite, goes a step further by putting all the pieces together to help reduce operational risks while also optimizing the key assets consuming energy which range from HVAC and elevators, to air handlers, lighting, servers and security systems.
For businesses that rely on accurate temperatures in freezers and fridges, Novotech’s Refrigeration Monitoring Service, powered by SensorSuite’s newest wireless monitoring device called FridgeLink, will save energy costs and reduce the risk of inventory loss. Considering that hardware failure or inaccurate temperature readings account for the majority of losses related to spoilage, Novotech’s new Refrigeration Monitoring Service can help owners plan for preventative maintenance and predict problems in advance of them happening.

“We are an energy management and cloud analytics platform that lets executives and managers to get more value out of their assets, space and equipment,” says Robert Platek, CEO of SensorSuite. “We believe our partnership with Novotech will expand our sales channel and reach more customers who are looking to optimize business performance.”

“These Energy and Refrigeration Monitoring Services, powered by SensorSuite, are the beginning of our new Service offerings which are being designed to meet the needs of many markets and verticals,” says Richard Hobbs, President at Novotech. “This partnership with SensorSuite speaks to the growing demand for sensor-driven solutions that deliver almost immediate business advantages.”

Key Features of SensorSuite Wireless Sensors:
• Intuitive cloud sensor monitoring and alerting software (accessible from anywhere)
• Military grade, encrypted wireless mesh protocol
• Cellular and Ethernet gateways available
• Wireless hardware optimized for reliable, low power and long range operation

Key Features of Novotech’s Monitoring Services:
• Build your own bundle according to your specific needs
• Flexible Monitoring Packages – 3 Months, 6 Months, 12 Months
• Access to expertise and technical support from an industry leader in M2M/IoT

About Novotech Technologies:
Through strategic partnerships with many of the world’s most advanced Machine-to-Machine (M2M) / Internet of Things (IoT) manufacturers, Novotech Technologies is a leading distributor of M2M/IoT products, services and solutions. To produce tangible outcomes that include reduced costs, optimized fleets/workforces, improved productivity and enhanced customer service, Novotech’s comprehensive portfolio of M2M/IoT solutions – cellular, GPS and satellite – enable immediate communication, tracking and reporting in a wide range of applications. Established in 2001, Novotech is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, with offices throughout Canada and the United States. | @NovotechM2M

About SensorSuite Inc.
SensorSuite is an Internet of Things infrastructure company involved in the design and manufacturing of turnkey, self-installing, low cost wireless sensor solutions targeted at the commercial, industrial and consumer markets. SensorSuite’s sensing solutions are designed to be easily installed and used by anyone wanting to remotely monitor information and activities, including: temperature, access, presence of water, light, humidity, and vibration in or around structures, machinery, and various environments.

Novotech Media Contact
Carolyn Gardner – Director of Marketing & Communications
Mobile: 613.878.9294

SensorSuite Media Contact
Robert Platek – CEO
Mobile: 647-284-6656

Press release:

Please follow and like us:

SensorSuite wins Innovation award at WaveFront IOT Summit in Ottawa

SensorSuite wins innovation award at Wavefront

OTTAWA, May 5, 2015 –  SensorSuite Inc.®, a breakthrough Internet of Things (IoT) company that provides innovative wireless monitoring and energy saving solutions for multi-residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, won the Innovation award at Wavefront IOT Summit.

SensorSuite pitched among 8 Canadian startups and came out on top, winning a $5,000 cash prize from Wavefront and in-kind market research services from Invest Ottawa valued at $5,000.

To learn more, please visit, or follow SensorSuite on TwitterLinkedIn or Facebook

Please follow and like us:

TELUS and SensorSuite to deliver “connected building” technology to Canadian businesses


TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU)  today announced the launch of the TELUS IoT Marketplace ( to help Canadian business accelerate the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) tech. The marketplace is designed to allow businesses to quickly deploy IoT solutions, while acting as a lead generation and sales channel for developers. TELUS has also committed its sales and marketing teams to provide support.

SensorSuite Corporation (, a leading provider of wireless sensing and monitoring solutions, today announced an exciting new collaboration to deliver wireless monitoring through Telus’ innovative IoT Marketplace ( They are teaming up to help business managers and employees constantly keep a finger on the vital pulse of their operations, using cellular-connected wireless sensors and monitoring solutions that remotely monitor business facilities, processes and activities.

“IoT technology has tremendous potential to make Canadians businesses more productive and profitable, but amidst the hype and predictions it can be challenging to know where to start,” said Shawn Sanderson, TELUS’ vice-president of Internet of Things. “With the TELUS IoT Marketplace, we’ve carefully selected some of the most innovative IoT technology on the market and packaged it as ready-to-implement solutions; making it easier for businesses to take advantage of this game-changing technology.”

SensorSuite is an official launch partner and offers new and reliable business monitoring solutions across various applications, including boiler room, fridge, and other machine monitoring as well as risk reduction solutions for water leak detection and energy management.

Based on an IDC study it commissioned earlier this year, TELUS is expecting Canadian IoT spending to reach $21 billion by the end of 2018, with 43% of Canadian business having deployed a solution by that time.









About SensorSuite Inc.

SensorSuite Inc. is a real-time machine intelligence platform.  We reduce operational risks and improve the performance and efficiency of machines, equipment, assets, and things.  We are a leading-edge, real-time sensor and control, cloud analytics platform that empowers executives and managers to extract more value out of their assets, space, and equipment; and make more informed decisions.  Visit for more information.

About TELUS 
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $11.8 billion of annual revenue and 13.5 million customer connections, including 8.0 million wireless subscribers, 3.2 million wireline network access lines, 1.45 million Internet subscribers and 888,000 TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and is Canada’s largest healthcare IT provider.


Please follow and like us:

SensorSuite featured on CBC The Current

What’s hidden among the Internet of Things?

Like it or not, our things are starting to talk to one another through wireless connections. And critics believe we may not like the stories they're spreading about us. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

Like it or not, our things are starting to talk to one another through wireless connections. And critics believe we may not like the stories they’re spreading about us. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

We text with it, download with it, buy with it, sell with it, play with it and work with it. And now, it may be payback time. Today we look at how the Internet of Things may be poised to tell tales about us over the web.

 download Fifty Shades Darker 2017 movie

marshall-mcluhan-180.jpg“We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.”

Marshall McLuhan, Philosopher of Communication Theory

 download Fifty Shades Darker 2017 movie

 download Fifty Shades Darker 2017 movie

 download Fifty Shades Darker 2017 movie

 download Fifty Shades Darker 2017 movie

That’s an idea that’s long been promised – home gadgets that talk to us, learn our desires and practically become friends, but increasingly, interactive appliances are now keeping you comfortable.

There’s the thermostat that gets to know you. The fridge that makes its own shopping lists. And — in Brazil at least — there are even diapers that will tweet you when the baby is wet.

This is what is called The Internet of Things.

We’re in the early stages yet, but a future where a toothbrush books a dental appointment may be barreling down on us.

Today, we’re asking where all this technology is heading, how we can benefit and what we may lose in the process.

 download Fifty Shades Darker 2017 movie

  • Robert Platek is the CEO of Sensor Suite, a technology system that lets building owners get real-time alerts about their properties over their smartphones. It’s currently in use in 30 buildings across Toronto. Robert Platek was in Toronto.

 download Fifty Shades Darker 2017 movie

  • Avner Levin is the Director of the Privacy and Cyber Crime Institute at Ryerson University. He shares his insight on how to protect ourselves and our data from the Internet of Things. Avner Levin was in our Toronto studio.

 download Fifty Shades Darker 2017 movie

  • Christine Rosen is a fellow at the New America Foundation, a non-partisan think-tank in Washington.

 download Fifty Shades Darker 2017 movie

 download Fifty Shades Darker 2017 movie


Please follow and like us:

[TORONTO STAR] SensorSuite featured on front page Business

Sense-ing a market opportunity

Toronto startup, SensorSuite, fills industry need with creation of a digital nervous system that can control a building’s heat, light and power from anywhere


Robert Platek, the CEO and co-founder of SensorSuite — a Toronto-based startup specializing in wireless and remote building monitoring — was visiting properties with his father, a green energy consulting engineer, when a market need announced itself.

“My father was the initial instigator of this whole thing. Without him, I’d never actually be doing any of this,” Platek says.

“He would actually go and sell stuff that didn’t exist to his building customers and then would say ‘OK Rob, you have to build this now,’ ” Platek says. And he did. After a few years of building and experimenting, Platek officially launched his company in February with his co-founder Marc Carignan, Salman Habib and, the catalyst for the whole idea, his father Vlad Platek. They have created wireless sensors and cloud-based infrastructure that in their words can create a digital nervous system in any building. Small and sleek, the sensors can monitor boiler room activity, temperatures, humidity, lights, whether doors are open or closed, power usage and other functions.


“It was all built out of something that people actually wanted,” Platek says. “This has implications in pretty much every industry, from health care to manufacturing, to transportation to retail, to building automation and property management — which is the first niche we’re hitting. We call it a niche but it’s projected to be a $50 billion niche by 2018.”

When their wireless sensors are paired with the company’s proprietary app for mobile devices, SensorSuite enables property managers to monitor those critical building functions from anywhere. The result? Time savings, improved efficiency and reduced energy costs.

“In 2009, we installed a system in a 400-suite building,” Platek says. “That owner is still saving between $70,000 and $80,000 a year.”

The concept of building automation isn’t new, but SensorSuite is overhauling the experience for users, reducing cost, improving usability and adding features — points that Platek says “old-school players” such as Honeywell and Johnson Controls can’t beat. Plus, installation is simple. Retrofitting a building can take as little as a half-hour and because the system is, as Platek describes, “plugand-play,” the process is nonintrusive. “A big part of our go-to-market strategy is in the way we’re creating these tools so that installers can install our technology easily,” he explains. The company currently has pilot systems in place in more than 20 buildings in Toronto, including gyms and condos. Next up is Ryerson University’s Mattamy Athletic Centre — the old Maple Leaf Gardens — an opportunity Platek credits to the Digital Media Zone at Ryerson, where the company is currently incubating.

“We’ll be monitoring temperature, humidity, sound of the audience. We might monitor ice temperature and we can add on some extra security on doors,” Platek explains. “We were lucky to get introductions and get in there. That’s one of the cool perks of being at the DMZ.”

The DMZ has been instrumental in many ways for the company. Both Platek and Habib were working with other incubating companies — Jobdeals and Tapgage Inc., respectively — at the DMZ when they met. A business relationship was formed and Habib joined Platek to launch Sensor Suite.

With the technology ready to go and $200,000 in funding raised, Sensor Suite is now developing its next offering — a product that will enable “full control from your phone, turning up and down your boilers, the thermostats in all the rooms in your building,” Platek explains, and focusing on sales.

For Platek, ramping up means wearing many different hats.

“I’m the janitor and the CEO of the company,” Platek laughs. “I do the sales materials, I do programming on the hardware, I do the marketing stuff, social media. It’s hard to juggle so many things but it’s all been good.”

sensorsuite product shot


Toronto Star Article

Please follow and like us:

SensorSuite places Top 6 Startups in Elevator World Tour!


We had a great time at the first Elevator World Tour Startup Event and are excited to be selected as the top 6!


We’re currently pilot testing in buildings across the city.  Please contact Rob @ 647-284-6656 if you’re interested in upgrading your building.

Here’s a sneak peak of our new website coming soon!Boyka: Undisputed IV 2017 film download



Please follow and like us:

PRESS RELEASE: SensorSuite Wireless Sensors Surpass 1.7 Million Data Points

TORONTO, Jan. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SensorSuite Inc. ( announced today that their wireless sensors have transmitted over 1.7 million data points for their customers in a beta test.

SensorSuite’s low cost wireless sensors, in conjunction with the SensorSuite cloud sensor monitoring software, allow users to monitor various aspects of their business and personal environments, and receive alerts via SMS text or email when user defined conditions arise.  SensorSuite’s cloud monitoring solutions are on track to save businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars by detecting issues before damage or spoilage occurs.

“Our team is so excited to be part of the early movement of the Internet of Things.  We’re just getting started as we haven’t even officially launched anything to the public yet!

Businesses are really starting to see the value of wireless sensing technology, and realize the ROI that it brings. The fact that we have collected more than 1.7 million data points with more than half of those being collected in the past month alone, is a testament to the growth of wireless sensor technology acceptance and the evolution of the ‘Internet of Things,'” said Robert Platek, Founder and CEO of SensorSuite.

Key Features of SensorSuite Wireless Sensors:

  • Military grade, encrypted Zigbee wireless mesh protocol
  • Cellular and Ethernet gateways available
  • Wireless hardware optimized for reliable, low power and long range operation
  • Free cloud sensor monitoring and alerting software (accessible from anywhere)


About SensorSuite Inc.

SensorSuite is an Internet of Things infrastructure company involved in the design and manufacturing of turnkey, self-installing, low cost wireless sensor solutions targeted at the commercial, industrial and consumer markets. SensorSuite’s sensing solutions are designed to be easily installed and used by anyone wanting to remotely monitor information and activities, including: temperature, access, presence of water, light, humidity, and vibration in or around structures, machinery, and various environments.

Please follow and like us: