Quote Originally Posted by Blurock View Post
Quoted price for a prepaid meter R2826 plus vending fees of 10% - 15% on purchases.
On a water bill of R600 pm the vending fee @12% = R72 (R864 for 12 months)
1st year total capital outlay = R 2826 + R864 = R3690 Expected product life 3 - 5 years.

1st year Capital outlay AUS-iot Monitor R 1032 + 1st year subscription R366.85 = R1398.85
(including Android app and unrestricted access to data when connected to an existing pulse water meter).
Expected product life 8 - 10 years (based on battery life which can vary according to usage and temperature variations).
Where no meters are installed, we can supply domestic and bulk water meters at competitive prices.
Cost of a new water meter R377 and a wall mounted meter box R253 = R630
Expected product life up to 20 years but with loss of accuracy after 6 - 8 years.

These are retail prices and obviously a substantial discount (up to 20%) is available for residential and commercial complexes where multiple meters are installed.
In such and instance the LoRa gateway can be subsidised by the service provider. We use the Semtech LoRa open source radio system and our products are locally manufactured with local backup.