Smart water meter

The smart water meters record values every quarter of an hour and transmit them to the internet via LoRa. Enormous savings potential is possible by detecting leaks and triggering alarms.

Record values & avoid water loss

The solution

Bernhardt’s Söhne GmbH has been producing water meters for over 150 years. In order to keep a finger on the pulse of time, these have been further developed again and again.

The latest innovation is water meters that record values every 15 minutes and transmit them to the internet via LoRa. For this purpose, the LoRaWAN of SENS (joint venture of Kapsch BusinessCom, Microtronics and ors) is used, as well as relying on their expert knowledge in technology issues.

Water meters are often installed in inaccessible places, such as shafts or cellars, which is a particular challenge when transmitting data by radio. The penetration depth of LoRaWAN makes this technology particularly attractive for such applications.

Big Data in the water industry

In Europe we have 20% water loss due to leaking pipes. The average pipeline network is more than 50 years old. With such monitoring, losses become visible. Leakages appear just in time as a warning message on the mobile phone and can be reacted to promptly.

Creeping water losses in flats or hotel facilities can thus also be detected. This is relevant when tenants or hotel guests do not report defective WC flushes, for example. There is enormous potential for savings here.

Another possibility is to trigger alarms when a persistent water consumption is measured although nobody is at home. This “holiday mode” can prevent unpleasant surprises after a relaxing holiday.

"The advantage of such a solution is that you get leakages, warnings just in time as alerts on your mobile phone or on networks and you can react promptly."

Ing. Bernhard Mittner

Managing Director Bernhardt Wasserzähler

Product features

  • Transmission of values every quarter of an hour
  • New applications due to the regular counter values
  • Prevention of water loss
  • Use of LoRa
  • Good building penetration
  • Possibility of bidirectional communication
  • Integration of the highest security requirements

Are you interested?

Microtronics can help you quickly turn your M2M/ IoT idea into a proof of concept. Arrange a maintenance appointment right now. We are looking forward to your request!

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