In order to activate the Smartlink45 system, 4 utilities need to be registered. Ie. 2 meters with 2 utilities each (water+electric) or 4 meters with 1 utility on each (electric/gas)
Each tenant is given a Smartlink Hub (white unit) this shows how much credit is on their unit. By pressing the blue button on the unit the tenant can view the readings for each utility connected. They can also activate the emergency credit option (default amount of £ 5.00) to tide them over before pay-day.
Each meter is read through a roaming sim card which is in a modem unit with a hi-gain aerial attached. This means that your tenant does not need the internet or broadband – the system works independently. Installation costs are separate to the equipment purchased from Meters UK. We do have a number of electricians who work throughout the UK, on the Smartlink installations and whom we are happy to recommend.
Standard fitting is for each tenant to have a Smartlink unit with a modem and aerial attached, however other options maybe available to you depending on the layout of the building, units as well as signal. LoRa or network installations can be an option.
Should you wish to incorporate cash takings for utilities, we have the X6 phone available. This unit connects directly to the meters and allows the user to top up the meter remotely. This is ideal for holiday parks where customers are prepaying for their utilities by cash or card at the reception and the meters are then topped up by the receptionist.
We ensure that each meter is working correctly on installation and continue to monitor them on a weekly basis for you. You have access to the online landlord portal giving you access to each meter in your portfolio and should you have any issues or concerns we address them immediately.
We are happy to do an online demonstration with you, showing you exactly how the system works and the reports available to you on a daily basis.