As our country faces increasing challenges regarding the reliable & sustainable supply of water & energy, both being valuable & limited resources, supply authorities must consider the far reaching impact of utility theft. The intent of tampering is to reduce the account without reducing the consumption. It is by nature fraudulent.
With rising utility costs, there will be a higher propensity of meter tampering amongst consumers and a uniquely numbered seal is a simple mechanism for keeping consumers in check, a particular risk with TOU devices. Unless supply authorities institute proactive steps to deter these fraudulent actions, energy & water theft will continue unabated and will keep on eroding the profitability and sustainability of utility distributors.
Who is accountable for meter sealing? Utilities, supply authorities (engineers, revenue protection managers, metering managers), consultants, contractors, meter manufacturers, auditing firms, project / property managers, utility management companies and ESCO’s.
The seals supplied by ICS are sourced from globally leading, ISO certified manufacturers. ICS has blazed the trail in innovation by being the first supplier to supply CAT IV compliant seals to SA utilities. View the product
For 14 years, ICS has been the leader in supplying solutions to a vast sector with deep challenges. Our range address migrating consumer needs in terms of risk and also take into account budgetary constraints because municipalities sadly struggle with budget allocation when this operational avenue is possibly the most critical apart from actual service delivery.
The first in the industry, the longest single supplier of the widest range, trust us to help recommend the right product for your metering needs.
Seals are typically constructed of polycarbonate to withstand environmental elements with their UV stability properties, and for longevity reasons. Polypropylene is also a more cost effective option and self adhesive seals are also a worthy consideration.
Kiosks are typically locked with locks which present the eternal challenge of key control. Why not consider a one-time barrier seal which will deter unauthorised access.
Enterprise asset management (EAM) in a distributed asset network is an onerous task, but without a clear view of what assets you have, what condition they are in, what their optimum performance should be, who is interacting with these assets, what scheduled maintenance should take place and when these assets should be replaced, the business is exposed to imprudent spend and unjustified profit erosion.
Contact ICS today about doing a risk assessment on the business, executing an AIV (asset identification and verification) process, developing an AMIP (asset management improvement plan) with you, building an asset register based on industry best practice and growing with you to incorporate other EAM services such as facilities management, asset care, training, condition monitoring and consulting.
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