Multi-Purpose Prototype for Theft, Monitoring and Online-Payment in EB Meter Using IOT
Monitoring and keeping tracking of your electricity consumption for verification is a tedious task today since you need to go to meter reading room and take down readings. It is important to know if you are charged accordingly so the need is quite certain. Well we automate the system by allowing users to monitor energy meter readings over the internet. Our proposed system uses energy meter with microcontroller system to monitor energy usage using a meter. The meter is used to monitor units consumed and transmit the units as well as cost charged over the internet using Wi-Fi connection. This allows user to easily check the energy usage along with the cost charged online using a simple web application. Thus the energy meter monitoring system allows user to effectively monitor electricity meter readings and check the billing online with ease. Since IOT is cost effective compared to SMS, monitoring of energy meters at lower cost is made possible. The system is more reliable and accurate reading values are collected from energy meters. Also, the readings can be viewed online. The human intensive work is avoided and all the values are maintained in the central server. The users can be aware of their electricity consumption. The human work of collecting readings by visiting every home at the end of every month can be avoided by generating Electricity bills automatically. Theft of electricity can be avoided by tamper proof energy meters. The errors in the system can be identified quickly and incase of over usage than household lines, GSM module indicates the service station with a notification.
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