Aareal Meter - mobile meter reading for the energy and housing sector
It comes upon us year after year: the unwelcome meter reading. For property managers and companies in the housing sector, capturing and forwarding water and energy consumption figures amounts to a lot of time and effort. The meter readings are still often being recorded manually, forwarded to energy suppliers manually and transcribed manually, and this not only leads to high error rates, but also to high numbers of complaints. In addition, inadequate transparency makes it difficult to track errors back to the source. Along with pixolus GmbH, specialised in mobile data capture, Aareal Bank group has now developed a new digital mobile solution: Aareal Meter optimises the wearisome and error-prone reading process. This not only makes reading off the data more efficient, it supports all those involved in their work thanks to great transparency and data quality.
The smartphone becomes a scanner
Aareal Meter consists of an app for collecting consumption data and an ordering portal for data processing. The smartphone photographs the consumption values, scans them and synchronises them automatically with the platform. The-cloud based platform is used to dispatch meter reading orders to the mobile devices of building superintendents and meter reading service providers and manages property and meter data. Thanks to the automatic synchronisation of app and portal, information about defective or newly installed meters is for example sent directly from the housing unit to the dispatcher. Dispatchers also have the up-to-date processing status on their mobile devices and so they can clear up enquiries and doubtful cases simply and rapidly.
A new digital market standard
Aareal Bank and the pixolus GmbH start-up have made the idea into a market-ready product in only 12 months. It is already being used by some partners in the housing and energy sector.
They are satisfied with the new digital solution, the focus of which is on great user-friendliness. Using the app is intuitive, because the data and processes can be managed with just a few clicks - and dispatchers have an overview of data recorded and processing statuses in the dashboard of the ordering portal. Aareal Meter thus sets a new digital market standard in meter reading which networks actors in the housing and energy sector and hence optimises efficiency and service for energy service providers, property managers, landlords and tenants.
You can find further information on Aareal Meter in our press release.
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