Smarterhomes Technologies, a Bangalore based utility automation company that provides smart water metering solutions, has expanded its presence across three new cities, including Pune, Mumbai and Ahmedabad. This is in line with the company’s committed plans to establish its footprint in Tier 1 cities across India by 2020. With this launch, Smarterhomes will be functional in 7 cities including Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Coimbatore.
Started by Kasturi Rangan and Vivek Shukla in 2014, Smarterhomes empowers individual users to monitor, control and optimize their water consumption in real time. Smarterhomes core product WaterOn is a robust solution that measures water consumption in individual apartments. WaterOn, an IoT product, is an automated smart water meter offering accurate metering, leak prevention, and long life. It’s the only end-to-end solution providing real time readings to the consumers to help them prevent wastage and save money. Funded by Macquarie Bank Ltd, London, Smarterhomes has installed 15000 meters across Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. The company also has presence in South East Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Middle East, and African region.
India has over 15 million apartment units in 55 cities currently. All over the world, there are more than 50 million apartment units having an apparent need for a water metering solution. With the ever-increasing urban population, there has been a huge rise in demand for apartments and residential complexes in cities across the world, thereby posing a massive pressure on the amount of water supply needed.
Designed specifically for apartments, WaterOn has two benefits- One, it allows each individual household to keep track of its water usage and reduce wastage, and two, it helps beat the standard practice of collecting a common flat rate from all houses as water bill, regardless of usage. Data from the water meter can be monitored through WaterOn mobile app. The app also notifies the user of any leak or in case of excessive use.