The new low cost and modern way of managing your tenants energy requirements. No more coins or tokens – Online tokenless topups with energy purchased online and transferred to the meter.
Emlite EMA1 Smart Top Up Meter
TOPUPMETERS offers the latest technology and service for managing energy to your tenants. Like traditional prepayment metering the tenant or consumer will need to prepay for the energy they use , but unlike previous prepayment systems no cash or tokens are required. They simply need to purchase energy form the secure payment website and credit is instantly transferred to their meter via the GSM network.
Many benefits are available to the landlords or site owner in using this system and once the meters are installed there is no other management required. Simply give each tenant the website address and follow the instructions. We will transfer their payments periodically to your nominated bank account. It really is that simple—no issuing of tokens , no cash to be collected and no additional costs. Just an easy monthly payment that can be recovered from the standing charges to your tenant.
Emlite ATEX approved Gas Sender
For customers on dual fuel the Em-lite gas pulse sender can be added to deduct charges for gas usage. Wireless, with no physical connection to the electricity meter, gas usage is sent remotely to the electricity meter every 30 mins. Pricing for gas is held in the Electricity meter and the appropriate deductions can be made from the monetary wallet.
Remotely reading various meters for billing or pre-payment
Remotely reading gas and water meters for pre-payment & billing using the Emlite Smart Meters listed above and PMM1280 gas/water sender and MeterOnline.co.uk
- Tokenless prepayment with remote top ups.
- Online top ups from anywhere in the world
- Optional Emergency credit feature
- Manual top up supported for emergency situations
- All operational charges are recovered from the tenant
- GPRS Communications with Network roaming SIM
- Tariff pricing, Time-of–Use and Block Tariffs
- In home display option (IHD)
- Measurement Instrument Directive (MiD) approved.
- Supports dual fuel applications with optional Gas sender
How do smart meters work via Meteronline?
Smart Meters can be read remotely via a modem and sim card fitted within the meter . These meters are similar to a normal meter and can be fitted by an electrical contractor. The meters use the mobile phone network to communicate readings within encoded messages, MeterOnline decodes these secure messages and presents the meter readings to its customers. The smart meters are MID (Measurement Instruments Directive) compliant ensuring they are approved for billing and renewables generation purposes. www.meteronline.co.uk
What are the advantages of the TOPUPMETERS system?
- Payments received instantly when a tenant adds credit to their meter.
- No need to engage with tenants in the event of a failed top-up as codes can be manually entered at the meter
- Online monitoring to keep track of energy consumption and billing history.
- No vendor equipment needed, everything is web based.
- Low running costs
- Annualised costs can be recovered from the tenant via standing charges – No cost to Landlord.
- Top-ups are made with credit or debit cards, no more finding the right change!
- Send credit to the meter anytime and from anywhere in the world!
- Manual entry from the meter interface in the event of failed remote top-up.
- With the optional in-home display you have a convenient way of keeping track of energy usage and see when credit is running low
Who can use topupmeters?
The TOPUPMETERS service is designed for landlords and property managers who require their tenants or licensees to pay for their energy consumption on a prepayment basis. For example landlords that rent property with their own electricity and gas supply. Or an apartment block with multiple dwellings where each of the tenants pays for their own electricity and gas usage.
How do owners get paid from top-ups?
The TOPUPMETERS service uses Stripe to handle card payments. All landlords / property owners can either set up a merchant account with Stripe or can provide their bank details to receive monthly settlements.
How the top is up sent to the meter?
All TOPUPMETERS have a GPRS module with a network resilient SIM card that will scan for the strongest available network operator. This provides a reliable link to the meter for sending credit top-ups.
What happens if where I fit my meter I get a poor mobile signal?
In the top up meters we use network roaming sims so although the person might not have a good reception on their phone it doesn’t mean our meters will be the same. As long as the reception is good for either Vodafone, O2 or EE then it shouldn’t be a problem. In the extreme scenario that all networks are poor then we can swap the unit for an external antenna version. This will add around £20 – £25 inclusive of an 5M Ariel on a cable that will need to be mounted outside the property.
Top Up Meter Pricing
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