Benefits of AMR
Automatic Meter Reading, ARM is a power measuring equipment. It is used to measure water, gas and electricity consumption and has many advantages as compared to the traditional meter. For starters, users enjoy safety not to mention they are easy to understand and allow better data analysis.
1. Increased convenience
AMR typically offer consumers increased privacy because meter readers no longer have to visit your home once-a-month; nonetheless, an occasional appointment may be necessary for maintenance purposes. In simple terms, AMR offers convenience than traditional meters.
2. Data accuracy
With AMR, consumers enjoy increased accuracy and you are assured your charge for electricity usage is accurate. Increased accuracy is the only sure way to improve customer service. Additionally, automatic meter reading eliminate errors that are inevitable on traditional meters.
3. Reduces operation costs
Automatic meter reading gives you real-time access to meter reading that is available on demand. This makes is easier to handle customer complaints. On the other hand, readings are done faster and since manual meter reading is eliminated, operation costs reduce as well.
4. Improves management
Another benefit of an AMR device is the fact that billing is done on monthly consumption. This is a good way to generate a balanced cash flow. In addition to that, you never have to worry about estimated bills anymore.
5. Better customer service
With accurate billing consumers no longer have to pay their monthly bills on estimates. Demand reads are done to improve customer service. Automatic meter reading can quickly react to abnormal situations. With AMR, customer complaints are minimal since billing is done accurately depending on monthly consumption.
Meter data can only be used for billing and is not reliable when it comes to real-time data analysis, pinpointing losses, energy losses, and so forth. Additionally, installation of an AMR device is more costly than that of traditional meters.