LimpetReaderTM – Provides a new standard in remote, non-invasive, and accurate recording of meter readings.
Our innovative LimpetReaderTM, effectively turns existing utility meters into smart meters, allowing utility usage to be measured and ultimately controlled automatically.
The ability of the LimpetReaderTM to capture an image of the meter register, automatically and remotely, is unique within the industry. As it is an image, it is free from inaccuracy and 100% accurate. The installation process is simple: it is non-invasive, it does not interrupt supply and the meter register can still be viewed. Once installed, the LimpetReaderTM takes an image of the utility meter register, at a predefined frequency, determined by the user.
The image is then automatically transferred to a secure in-house database, where the meter reading (date / time stamped image) is decoded into a numerical value. Data can be accessed via an on-line Portal, API integration or automated email. Supplied data comprises of an image of the register and a numerical value. The image removes the requirement for manual reads, and the associated costs & environmental impact of traveling to the site to obtain accurate readings.
Furthermore, our readers don’t require a pulsed meter output, so can obtain data from metering assets that traditionally can only be monitored manually.
Other benefits of the LimpetReaderTM include usage alerts that inform the customer when a spike occurs in their utility usage. This can be particularly useful if the spike occurs because there is something wrong with the user’s system, such as an undetected flow or leak. The damage and expense that can occur due to these instances can be significant. Early detection can save a company or an individual a substantial sum of money, it can minimise any potential disruption and/or damage and reduce waste.
The use of a LimpetReaderTM gives an organisation the opportunity to reduce its environmental impact and improve its environmental credentials, as an additional benefit to the time and resource savings that can be made by using an automatic utility meter reader over conventional manual reading methods.
- There is no pulsed meter output required, and no reliance on it – so no more worries about pulse drift. No more estimated bills.
- The LimpetReader™ produces an image of the actual meter reading and converts it to a data value – so no need for anymore estimated bills. Any quibbles are quickly resolved with reference to an actual date and time stamped image of the actual meter register.
- It can be linked to our AutoReader to provide truly automated readings. Water retailers take note: The LimpetReader™ is classified as a manual read for regulatory purposes.
- Health and safety benefits due to easy walk-by or auto reading solutions. The solutions including access to the secure database are all available
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