Meters and Metering

Reducing Inaccurate Bills with Automated Meter Reading

Automated meter reading systems or AMR technology is being used by a number of utility services to collect data. Industries such as gas, water and electric companies can use this data to collect meter readings. These systems are beneficial for home owners, tenants and landlords. In addition, these advances in technology make record keeping easier for utility companies as well.

With automated systems there is a greater reduction in overall system needs. The process of data collecting is more streamlined and simplified. Reducing the questionability and gray areas for everyone involved.

Consumer Benefits of AMR usage
The use of automated meter reading systems enables closer monitoring of utility usage. Take water utilities as an example. Water metering provides tenants an easier way to monitor their own water usage and therefore save in their overall expenses. Any dramatic spikes in water usage and tenants are notified. This assists them in an emergency situation such as an undetected leak. This type sign also supports tenants in being aware of their own water usage and taking their own initiatives to save in overall consumption. Whether you rent or own, these type of systems are great for staying on top of overall water consumption.

A Win-Win Situation
Reader Systems can provide utility companies a cost saving program. Meters work by sending a one way transmittal of information. These systems are designed so that only the necessary receiver can read the intended data. Data is collected via a hand held devices based on today’s mobile and network technologies. These systems allow utility providers to save on overall business expenses accrued from periodic trips to read meters.

An additional benefit of automated meter reading is that the data collected results in a more real-consumption documentation compared to other systems. With the help of licensed industry professionals, meter readers are installed to provide greater benefits and increased ease of use.

Systems such as these are beneficial in both rural and urban areas. Working to advance data collecting, reduce questionable bills from consumers and reduce overall expenses for utility companies is why advances in development such as these are changing the face of business.

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