Automatic Top Up and Pre-Payment
For landlords where debt management of utilities is a problem our SmartLink45 smart communications hub, utilising the MBus network, can enable the automated reading and pre-payment of up to three different utilities on a single account by three flexible options.
Until now pre-payment of utilities has always required action from the consumer to manually purchase credits usually via a card or key system.
This requires the point of sale for the credit to be nearby and always readily available. Often this can be an arduous and inconvenient task for the consumer. Also card readers wear over time and create system unreliability.
Each customer registers with Meters UK Ltd on our secure system server with their credit or debit card details.
A credit threshold high and low value is agreed e.g. £50.00 high threshold and £20.00 low threshold. A payment is made and the high threshold value can then be credited to the unit.
As each utility is used, the credit on the meter reduces until it reaches the low threshold point e.g. £20.00, the meter contacts the server and the the meter is re-credited from the consumers bank account. This all happens automatically and eliminates the risk of the customer running up a large bill.
However, if the customer doesn’t have a bank account, the system allows for the meter to be topped up at any shop displaying the Payzone logo. The customer is provided with a purchasing card which is for identification purposes ONLY but doesn’t carry any transactional data. http://meters.co.uk/smartlink-45/