This month cThings have been working on a residential project in south London converting the existing meters to smart meters. The eight-storey apartment block on the south bank was renovated in 2005, but at the time the technology did not exist to ensure the metering was IoT enabled.
During the COVID-19 pandemic that began last year, the estate management company have been looking for ways to ensure the safety of the residents and contractors. One initiative they wanted was to remove the need for collecting meter readings by asking their contractors to visit the apartments. The estate company approached us as they needed a smart solution for remotely monitoring the energy utilities of the apartment block.
After a site audit, we recommended using our Pulse Sensor, a product ideal for converting any dumb meter, with a pulse output, to a smart meter. This means the meter can then be used to remotely manage energy usage and billing for the resident without the need for a site visit.
The project has been very successful and another excellent example of how smart technology can provide a real health and safety benefit for both management companies and residents.