This idea is for the remote collection of gas and electricity meter readings from domestic customers.
This low cost device is to be secured to the front bezel of a domestic gas or electricity meter.
The meter readings are collected, OCR'd and transmitted over the phone network to the supplier energy company.
The direct value is that after role-out the company will never have to sent operatives to the streets to read meters.
Aside the above, there are numerous additional benefits, eg, monitoring and reporting of user energy consumption irregularities.
This this device would be the cornerstone of a much larger business that creates substantial (buyable) value by masively reducing the costs of local data collection. The technology is easily created and there are opportunities for patenting the novelty.