How to Save Time & Reduce Costs with Mobile Water Meter Reading

Ebin Thomas

Account Executive at Anyline

May 08, 2018

Smart home technology continues to become more common in homes around the world. As a result, smart utility management has improved, specifically with water meter readings. Water meter reading apps help homeowners and businesses to monitor and manage their water usage better than ever before, reducing the amount of wasted water and saving money almost immediately.

With Anyline’s mobile scanning technology, your customers and workforce can read water meters by scanning meters from their mobile devices. Here is an example of how simple the process can be. When it’s time to collect a meter reading, the company contacts the customer, who scans a barcode, such as a QR code, on the side of their meter with their mobile device. This starts the collection process. The customer then simply scans their utility meter using Anyline meter reading, checks the reading is correct, and then submits it. The whole process takes under one minute.

This is a significantly more efficient and accurate alternative to traditional processes, and provides a much better user experience for customers, allowing them to take control of their water usage. Mobile water meter scanning is also highly accurate, quick, and simple to perform, improving the overall user experience.

But don’t just take our word for it. If you want to quickly test out Anyline meter reading, download our free Energy and Water app today to read analog and digital meters.

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The Challenge of False Water Meter Readings

Without smart meters in place, it can be hard to collect accurate data without sending technicians out to record the meter data manually. Time has shown that customers aren’t capable of submitting accurate readings on a consistent basis, for which there are many reasons. The most common of these reasons include distraction due to other daily tasks, and illegible handwriting, specifically when having to record the data in less-than-ideal locations and positions.

Like customers, technicians that do manual water meter readings will also inevitably make mistakes. The truth is, anytime you have manual data entry processes, errors are going to appear. This is frustrating for both the utility company and customer alike, costing valuable time and patience for both parties.

Mobile Water Meter Reading is Accurate & Fast

Mobile meter scanning for utilities is capable of water meter readings at a much higher accuracy than manual data entry. Anyline’s Water Meter Scanner has an accuracy of 99%. This industry-leading accuracy ensures that data is captured with confidence, no matter who captures the data.

Mobile scanning technology provides you with an instant scan of water meter values and uploads the data directly to your existing data management system via your app or website.

Knowing that your water meter readings will be recorded accurately, you can improve the user experience of a mobile app or website. Customers no longer need to send their self-read meter data by mail, reducing weeks of wasted time and allowing you instant access to real-time meter readings.

Add Mobile Scanning to Your Water Meter Reading Processes

Mobile scanning helps you to bridge the gap between your analog & digital data. You can optimize time-intensive work processes and remove redundant tasks from the daily routine of your workforce and improve your business in an instant.

Find out how you can save time and reduce your costs with mobile scanning technology. Our utility meter scanning solutions are ready for deployment in your mobile app and website!

 

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