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    Remote Monitoring

    Is anyone aware of a system whereby I can remotely monitor gas and electricity usage of a property and additionally/specifically, specified circuit usage within that property?
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    I've heard of Current Cost monitors but never used one, might be worth a look. Or ask on http://www.navitron.org.uk/forum/index.php -there are lots of energy geeks on there who could help.

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    Has the property got smart meters? If not I think you're unlikely to get a solution.

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    lots of IOT stuff around, usually depends on what kind of gas/electric system you have (the elec is easy).

    How many different circuits do you want to monitor?

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    Is this a domestic or commercial property?
    Do you need real time information or will half hourly consumption for the previous twenty four hours suffice?
    Do you want a daily chart showing the consumption hour by hour over a week/month/year?
    Commercial properties can easily, at a cost obviously, be set up with smart metering set up with SMS messaging to supply the information for a daily report. For a specific circuit you need a sub-meter to be fitted-quite common for buildings such as flats.

    Try here, and look under services
    http://www.imserv.com/

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    The gas is the more difficult one. Most modern gas meters have a pulsed output, but no one has really bothered to integrate it with anything connected to the internet.

    This system looks good, but you would need to build your own gas interface : https://openenergymonitor.org/emon/

    This does gas, and it's cheap but it's not connected to the tinternet : http://www.saveometer.com/store.aspx

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    It's a commercial office with a residential flat over and shared services. I can't get a smart meter yet as the energy company aren't supplying them to this area yet. I would be looking to monitor downstairs socket supply, same for upstairs and an air conditioning supply on the electric side; total use for the gas.
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    Have you tried looking on Instructibles?

    Probably something that can be done using a Raspberry Pi, a breakout board, some jiggery pokery and some duck tape...
    DISCLAIMER: If you don't understand this shit, ask a grown up, preferably someone with deep pockets, who your widow/kids can sue. Don't trust people on the internet with your life, your credit card details or your naked selfies! This advice may contain, or indeed be written by someone who is (clinically), nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian_6301 View Post
    Have you tried looking on Instructibles?

    Probably something that can be done using a Raspberry Pi, a breakout board, some jiggery pokery and some duck tape...
    If duck tape doesn't fix the problem, add more duck tape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Clanger View Post
    If duck tape doesn't fix the problem, add more duck tape.
    If in doubt, lubricate!
    DISCLAIMER: If you don't understand this shit, ask a grown up, preferably someone with deep pockets, who your widow/kids can sue. Don't trust people on the internet with your life, your credit card details or your naked selfies! This advice may contain, or indeed be written by someone who is (clinically), nuts.


 

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