The Waterbox is being used for automated remote meter reading of water meters. Once per day - usually in the morning - hourly values of the last 24h are transmitted to the WIKON Datacenter where they can then be further evaluated by the water engineer at the beginning of his shift.

Wireless remote meter reading and pressure monitoring using battery and cellular technology.

The Waterbox can be connected quickly and securely via plug 'n play with water meters on site. The inital configuration can be done on the WIKON Datacenter. Thresholds and other settings can also be adjusted via the Datacenter. The integrated data logger stores the measured values, which are being transmitted once a day.

Pipe bursts and leakages will be independently reported; the notifications are forwarded upon detection via SMS or email.

  • - Internal self-adjusting real-time clock
  • - Internal self-monitoring functionality (GSM signal / battery voltage)
  • - Remote meter read-out and data evaluation via mobile app
  • - No manual read-out on site required by an employee


This IoT system is capable to generate alarms in case of leakage and broken pipelines by observing remotely the consumption behavior of the water supply network, even on areas where the GPRS or GSM systems are badly available. Moreover, the monitoring on water, the supervision of the distribution and the stock of dry and wet bulk materials has the potential on opening new segments. Those areas and others innovative projects summed around 50 thousand equipment connections to WIKON's Global Data Center

Contact Person: 
Andreas Konzelman

Current Users: 
In the most recent partnership with a Brazilian company, the WaterBox System of WIKON monitors the water consumption of some special clients of SABESP in São Paulo. Supported by our partner NIVETEC, water hydrometers installed in areas of restrict access, like prisons, and at isolated points of the water supply chain, have their consumption remotely reported with the WaterBox. This complete application enables the clients to reduce operational costs on billing and on maintenance.

User Categories: 
Infra managers

Community / market sectors: 
Water System

Specific needs / Value Proposition: 
The WaterBox is a complete solution for supervision on water systems, whatever if it is confined in a pipeline or exposed, for example in a dam. Its hardware is projected to be autonomous on extern energy sources, avowing infrastructure modifications or the use of unstable electricity grids. In a durable, compact box, the WaterBox operates with a long-term battery (at least 4 years’ duration) and a telecommunication SIM card. This makes the system the ideal choice for applications where infrastructure of energy and telecommunication are precarious or inexistent. The hardware can be easily installed via Plug & Play, almost dismisses the installation by a specialist and none local alteration of the infrastructure is needed for standard applications.

Specific benefits / Value Proposition: 
Reduction of operational costs on billing and on maintenance.

Owner (incl. Joint ownership): 

Owner type: Small & Medium Enterprise

Delivery Model: 

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