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Electric Meter Reading for Android

By Ginstr Free

Developer's Description

This app enables efficient reading of electric meters. The electric meters are tagged with an inexpensive NFC tag that serves to identify the meter later. This avoids the electric meter number from being entered incorrectly.

The meter reading must be entered twice, thus minimizing incorrect entries of current meter readings.

After entering the meter reading, the difference value for the previous period of consumption is displayed automatically. The meter reader can then correct any initial errors with the recorded meter reading directly onsite.

In unusual cases, the meter reading can be photographed. This minimizes any further questions about the reading from the back office team and avoids multiple trips to the same electric meter during the same reading period.

It's possible to assign groups of meters to selected employees, (i.e. the facility manager of a property complex). This ensures that the responsible person in charge of each property reads their respective meters.

By recording the meter readings directly onsite with a mobile phone, the tedious and error prone transferring of meter readings from paper to digital form is no longer required.

The meter readings stored in the ginstr cloud are very useful as a foundation for further processing (i.e. in accounting or for tenant settlements).

The app also works with barcodes and QR codes. However, we recommend NFC tags as they can be easily read in low light conditions without problems because radio is used to identify the electric meter instead of a camera.

This app continuously replicates all user data with ginstr cloud.

The data can then be analysed, processed, sorted, filtered, exported and shared with other departments, such as accounting or dispatching, in ginstr web - the web based platform for use with all ginstr apps.

Link to ginstr web: https://sso.ginstr.com/

Features:

setup of properties (via an office PC)

setup of employees (via an office PC)

setup of meters including assignment of a unique NFC tag number (via an office PC while setting up the system for a property)

reading the electric meter (done with a smartphone based on the previously created master data)

All above-mentioned data can also be entered into the system via CSV import.

Benefits:

accurate meter identification by NFC tag, barcode or QR code

immediate plausibility check during data detection onsite

no more tedious and error prone transferring of the data from paper to digital form necessary

the data is available in real-time

no reading records can be lost on the way to work

usage-dependent invoices can be prepared immediately after the reading

the electric meter can be photographed in unusual cases or during any reading event

The following data is collected:

Properties:

property name

registers all addresses automatically from the GPS coordinates when entering data (if GPS reception is available)

registers date and time of data entry automatically

comments

each property can be assigned to one or more meter readers

Meter readers:

username for the app

first name

surname

registers dates and time of data entry automatically

Electric meters:

NFC tag number/QR code number/barcode number

assignment to a property

meter number

comments (i.e. place of installation in building)

registers dates and time of data entry automatically

Readings:

property

meter number

new meter reading

difference value of the meter reading from the previous period

photo of the meter

records the logins of users

registers dates and time of data entry automatically

NFC tag number

This app is offered to you at no cost; however, in order to use the app in conjunction with the ginstr cloud you need to purchase a ginstr subscription.

Full Specifications

What's new in version electricMeterReading_25022015

General

Release November 13, 2018
Date Added November 13, 2018
Version electricMeterReading_25022015

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,477
Downloads Last Week 1
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