Smart Meter

A standard Home Assist IoT Smart  Metering system consists of the following components:

1. An SABS approved  Mechanical Water Meter  

2. A Home Assist  IoT  Pulse reader device 

3. PVC Meter box  (Wall mount or ground  )

Additional materials and hardware may be necessary depending on the specifics of the site.

R35 ex vat  fixed per month. 

Example: Water & Sanitation Cost R500. 

Management Fee R35 

 An additional device will need to be purchased to shut off the water off automatically. 

In high LSM housing environments , tenants  & landlords do not want water to be shut off. We prefer not to add extra valves as there is additional maintenance

Leaks are proactively found and tenants, landlords & property managers are notified via phone call or email. 

Plumbers tasked with finding and fixing concealed leaks will have a visual leak profile to start working from supplied by Home Assist.

Optional: Home Assist will appoint a service provider to help you find the leak

Pulse reader electronic has a battery than can be changed you. Replacement estimated at   R 350 

Lifespan 3 – 6 Years

PVC Mechanical Water Meter  2 Year Warranty

Brass Mechanical Water Meter 5 Year Warranty 

Home Assist  IoT Pulse reader with read switch 2 Year Warranty 

Battery 2 Year Warranty 

Prepaid Meter

A standard Prepaid metering system consists of the following components:

1. Mechanical Water Meter  

2. STS Registered pulse  electronic with shut off device

3. PVC Meter box  (Wall mount or ground )

Additional materials and hardware may be necessary depending on the specifics of the site

Management fees based on total water purchased even if there are leaks & penalties.

+/- 11 % Vending Manger

+/-  4 % Vending Retailer 

+/- 15%  Total Fee

Example: Water & Sanitation Cost R500. 

Management Fee R75.

Once  tokens are depleted water reduces down to a trickle. This is  when tenants do not pay for their water, their pressure is reduced drastically automatically.

Maintenance is required on the shut off valve. Poor water quality may affect this warranty

If you have a leak in  your property , tokens will be depleted. Unfortunately  you will have to will not get much information form this system to help solve the problem. 

The metering device has  a battery to read consumption & to power the shut off device. The LCD Display has a limited lifespan and will need to be replaced after a few years – Replacement  estimated around R 750. 

This battery can be changed  by the manufacturer . Replacement estimated at R 350. 

Lifespan 2 – 3 Years

PVC Mechanical Meter 2 Year Warranty 

Brass Mechanical Meter 5 Year Warranty 

Utility systems Prepaid Electronics 1 Year Warranty 

Battery 1 Year Warranty