Enabling the transition to IoT infrastructure
What it Does
It enables the transition to an Internet of Things (IoT) distribution network within the constraints of the real world.
Knowledge of precisely where sensors need to be placed ahead of installation isn’t a requirement.
Our sensors don’t require direct attachment to underground pipes or hydrants meaning no excavation or high deployment costs.
No Hardware Cost
A large investment budget isn’t requried as there are no hardware costs to cover.
What it Delivers
IoT distribution networks provide real-time data, and so, a real-time view of the network. This information can be used to triangulate and predict problematic areas:
- the time between event occurrence and coordinated action
- the resources spent on issue triangulation
- uncertainty of in-pipe water conditions
- proactive customer notification of quality issues
- data-driven actions
- preventative maintenance
All we need to start is the postcode of the area of interest.
We can then provide information about the scale of sensing we can provide with no on-the-ground effort from you.
Roll Out & Back
Increase the granularity of sensing for problematic areas and reduce it for areas that are maintaining a high standard.
Our deployment method enables high levels of flexibility for you to determine exactly where sensing is required.
Our hardware is deployed to commercial properties that consume large amounts of water.
By monitoring a number of buildings dependent on the granularity of sensing required, we’re able to infer the condition of the water in the distribution network without the need for direct pipe or hydrant attachment.
We deal with deployment leaving you to simply use the data it generates.
There is no operational on-the-ground complexity as for your organisation there is no deployment to be done meaning you can deploy sensing at what ever scale you wish.
Our sensors are regularly changed as part of our operational procedure.
They are designed this way so thay they don’t require any in-field maintenance and seamlessly hand over data transmission duties when swapped.
No Hardware Cost
Reduced CAPEX Barrier
As there are no hardware or deployment costs the largest barrier to IoT adoption has been removed.
One of our core innovations was to design our hardware from the ground up to be low-cost. Removing this barrier was why we did it.
Larger Scale Sensing
Removing the hardware and deployment costs also removes the need to have indefinite sensing at that particular scale.
This means larger sensor fleets can be deployed when needed and permanent fleets can be larger than would be possible through typical hardware purchasing models.
FreeUP deals with maintenance of the hardware and its replacment when needed.
For the duration you’re subscribed you’ll simply receive the overview and insights you need.
Use real-time turbidity and colour levels to triangulate the source of issues and direct your team.
Minimise the impact of events by taking action before anyone is affected.
Provide customers with preemptive notifications about reductions in water quality.
Map events to provide duration estimates to further improve customer service and reduce the number of complaints.
Detect leaks from changes in the typical flow of the network and enable personnel to take action.