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SmarterHomes Launches Operations in Kochi

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January 08, 2024

KOCHI:
SmarterHomes Technologies, a smart water metering technology company that offers IoT-based water metering solutions for high-rise residential communities, has launched operations in Kochi. Through SmarterHomes’ flagship product WaterOn, high rise apartment communities in Kochi can reduce water wastage by 35%. Currently, the company has installed its smart water meters in DD Platinum Planet at Kathrikadavu. Comprising a total of 383 units, the installation of 1243 water meters will reduce water wastage, promote water conservation and result in fair water billing practices on the basis of consumption data.

Founded in 2014, SmarterHomes is a building water management company that has designed ‘WaterOn’, an IoT-based water meter that precisely measures water consumption in real-time. WaterOn addresses two pivotal aspects of water management in residential communities. Firstly, it empowers individual households to monitor their water usage in real-time, thereby promoting responsible water consumption and reducing wastage. Secondly, it ensures that users are billed only for the exact amount of water consumed, bringing in fairness in billing practices.

Kochi, like many urban areas in India, have been grappling with a water shortage crisis. Rapid urbanization, increasing population, irregular rainfall patterns, decreasing groundwater levels, and inefficient water management are some of the reasons behind this. Residents in the city often experience water scarcity, especially during summer, resulting in irregular water supply which, in turn, leads to increased dependence on water tankers. There is a definitive need for smart water metering solutions and it is evident from the significant number of inquiries SmarterHomes has received from residents and communities from Kochi. SmarterHomes is a solution to a real world problem of lack of water metering in apartment buildings. Their IoT- based water metering solution ‘WaterOn’ is ‘uniquely designed to curtail water wastage and encourage responsible water consumption.

Jitender Thirwani, COO, SmarterHomes “Over the last several years, we have focused our efforts in Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Chennai. We are now excited to launch our operations in Kochi to introduce an impactful solution to combat water wastage. We have seen an influx of enquiries from Kochi and we are actively in talks with many Resident Welfare Associations across the city. Our product, ‘WaterOn,’ has shown significant impact in reducing overall water consumption by up to 35% in water-stressed urban areas. We firmly believe that our product can achieve a similar impact in Kochi.”

WaterOn is a fully automated and intelligent water meter that works on the latest ultrasonic technology and is designed to ensure high accuracy and reliability. It offers the following
● Monitor Water Consumption: Track water consumption data for each individual apartment.
● Detect Leaks: Promptly identify and address water leaks to prevent water wastage.
● Insightful Analytics: Access comprehensive analytics providing insights into inlet-wise consumption for each apartment.
● Water Billing: Generate fair water bills based on actual usage with payment options available through the app.