At present, traditional ways of meter reading for different markets are mainly manual reading and traditional ways have many problems, such as difficulties in meter reading, charging, supervising and paying. As the real estate develops fast, there is a higher demand for the architecture intelligent level because of the need for measuring energy consumption statistics and an increasing living standard. Therefore, the remote meter reading system has gained great development. This is not only the need to improve the level of energy management, but also an inevitable trend of the development of electronics, telecommunication and computer technologies.
The application of different technologies promotes the birth of IOT. The remote meter reading system that is based on IOT greatly reduces the waste of human resources. During the Covid-19 pandemic, this has lowered the risk of getting infected because of face-to-face contact.
In industrial parks and shopping malls, people can deploy metering devices such as water, electricity, gas and energy with embedded 4G modules or connection to 4G modem. Through service provider’s network, the metering data can be connected to the remote server, which allows the users to check the amounts of consumption, balance and payment. Shop owners can manage the data, handle the services, record the inquires and manage the emergencies online, which can realize efficient meter management that will help increase the efficiency of water and electricity charges collection.
Wireless networking, costs optimizing: data in transport layer transmits via wireless network, which reduces the costs of wiring, shorten the construction period and improve the work efficiency.
Visible data and intelligent analysis: the cloud platform supports the storage, analysis of the metering data and display them through charts and screens. Users can check the amounts of consumption of water, electricity and gas via webpage.
Real-time monitoring and intelligent alarm: the cloud platform supports multi-user management and sending alarm through email, which can have the users know the spending and handle exceptions in time so that hidden dangers can be reduced and security of users’ life and property can be ensured.
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