A Secure Electric Power Meter Reading Application using Bluetooth

K.J. Patel and W.K. Tam (Australia)


Wireless Network, Bluetooth, smartphone, Personal Area Network, mobile network, electric power usage measurement, wireless network application.


A huge manpower is arranged by electric power company to collect the electricity meter reading. It is a costly job and easily getting wrong readings. In some cases, the staff of electric power company is not able to enter the private house and hence needed to estimate the power usage. An innovative solution is created to simplify the job by using Bluetooth technology. Meter reading can be taken easily and efficiently by using a Bluetooth smartphone connected to the electric power meters with Bluetooth module installed. By using this solution, it eliminates the human error and does not need to estimate the electricity usage anymore. As a result, electric power company can reduce the operation cost dramatically.

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