Automated Meter Readers

The simple way to automate your electricity, gas and water meter readings

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Smarter Technologies offer the only battery-powered Automated Meter Reader (AMR) systems on the market. An AMR allows you to monitor and measure real-time utility consumption without having to manually read the meter. This saves time and helps to improve efficiencies. With timely and accessible data automatically collected by the smart AMR, you can ensure that you only pay for the gas and electricity you have actually used. AMRs are easy to install and retrofit, and simplify your sub-metering.

What is the difference between an AMR device and a smart meter?

Despite some similarities, AMR devices and smart meters perform differently, utilise distinct technologies and offer their own set benefits. An Automated Meter Reader is an alternative to a smart meter. An AMR is easily installed on an existing meter.

Features of an Automated Meter Reader:

  • SIM free

  • Easy to install; no electrical engineer required

  • No disruption to your utility supply

  • Real-time utility consumption monitoring so that you can see exactly how much electricity, gas, or water is being consumed over any given period

  • Highly scalable system that grows with your business

  • Interoperability with your existing and legacy systems and integration with newer IoT technologies, hardware and systems 

  • Visualise consumption control patterns

  • Customisable and automated reporting

  • Predictive energy optimisation

How Automated Meter Reading works

Utility monitoring forms part of your comprehensive building management solution 

Smarter Technologies provides an end-to-end Automated Meter Reading solution connected to our privately-owned Orion Data Network. Our AMR solutions comprise a system of automated meters within an advanced metering infrastructure and industry-standard supervisory control and data acquisition. This includes the Orion Data Network and a backend data management system that facilitates two-way communication between the utilities and the customer. 

 

AMRs are connected to a central gateway that communicates with our IoT platform. An internet connection synchronises data storage to the cloud in real time. You’ll be able to view all utility consumption data on your central management dashboard, at any time, from anywhere.  

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What is the Orion Data Network?

Smarter Technologies’ privately-owned Orion Data Network is a low-power, long-range, real-time asset tracking and security network being used the world over. The Orion Data Network uses active radio frequency identification (RFID) asset management technology that connects to your network and relays information in real-time, automatically updating you on the condition of your assets at any time, from anywhere. The data is displayed on your bespoke, cloud-based dashboard, which can be accessed by multiple users on multiple devices.

Read more about the Orion Data Network.

Why choose Smarter Technologies’ Orion Data Network?

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SIM Free

No GSM associated costs and smaller devices.

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Lower frequency than GSM

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Reduced power requirement

Tags last for years, not days.

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Multi-functional

Track, indicate temperature, movement, shock and more.

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Remote configuration

Can receive messages in all locations.

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Coverage

500m to 10km per gateway.

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Recovery ability

Can switch from digital to analogue to increase recovery capabilities and accurate location finding.

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Rapid deployment of infrastructure

Due to the wireless nature of the Orion Data Network.

Benefits of an Automated Meter Reader

Flexible, accurate billing

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Eliminate human error and billing problems

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Determine economical usage patterns to inform flexible and cost-effective billing

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Eradicate the need for estimated bills

Simplified sub-metering

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Fairer, more accurate sub-metering saves time and prevents disputes

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Tenants only pay for the utilities they use each month

Access actionable business insights

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Become a data-driven business

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Real-time data, analysis and reporting allows for better utility management

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Identify wastage

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Reduce your carbon footprint

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Improve your environmental credentials

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Maximise utility efficiency

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Forecast and future-proof your products and services

Cost-effective

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Save utility consumption and costs

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Reduce the cost of labour

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Streamline business operations

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Reduce long-term expenditure

Automated Meter Reading Use Cases

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Monitor utility consumption

Using Automated Meter Readings provides businesses with the opportunity to better control their utility usage and potentially cut their costs as a result. With an up-to-date record of electricity, gas and water consumption, business users and facilities managers can monitor their usage and alter their behaviour where possible to reduce consumption. With an accurate insight into exactly how much you’re using, you’ll eradicate the need for estimated bills and gain control over your expenditure.

Our automated metering systems create a flow of detailed information from customisable, pre-defined data sets. You can turn these into actionable business insights for more efficient and cost-effective utility usage.

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Simple sub-metering for multi-occupancy

With Automated Meter Readings, you will be able to pinpoint the energy consumption of each tenant, area, room, or piece of equipment at a glance. This allows for accurate, simple sub-metering without the need to manually read each sub-meter and is particularly useful in apartment blocks, malls and shopping centres. AMR technology allows landlords to bill business owners and residents individually and fairly, according to their actual consumption.

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