There is a transformation in the utility industry attributed to advanced technology.

Utility meters have transformed from manual reads to utilizing advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and automated meter reading (AMR) solutions to efficiently provide real-time reads, data reports, and dashboards to tenants and property management.

Historically, manual meter reads required building owners, managers or a third-party submetering company like EMS3 to read off the face of the physical meter. This could become troublesome since property management or building owners need to ensure the person reading the meter, has the expertise to understand how to read the meter each month, and can spot issues if the meter is not advancing. Although manual meter reading still occurs, there is always room for human error, that automated meter reading (AMR) solutions can avoid.

Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) can be defined by the US Department of Energy as an integrated system of smart meters, communication networks, and data management systems that enable two-way communication between utilities and customers. The applications in the automated metering infrastructure (AMI) allow remote measurement of energy usage, reads of the meter, and detection of tampering, outages, or issues with advancement. Automated meter reading (AMR) refers to the technology that automates the process of reading meters and transferring the data to a local database for further processing.

Here at EMS3, we use all the leading automated meter reading (AMR) systems to retrieve submeter reads in real-time allowing billing to take place based on the most accurate data. Submetering is the easiest and most cost-effective method to reduce expenses and to accurately track utilities. Property management can allocate all the energy consumed by the building to their tenants, whether commercial, office or residential properties.

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