NEW Metro Prepayment split Meter. Top-up via PayPoint

NEW Metro Prepayment split Meter. Top-up via PayPoint

NEW Metro Prepayment split Meter. Top-up via PayPoint

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METRO PREPAYMENT METER - SINGLE PHASE

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FEATURES     

  • MID Certified
  • Split Wired Keypad
  • Tamper resistance
  • Emergency credit
  • 80A, 50Hz
  • Silent low credit warning
  • IP54
  • PayPoint vending of power codes   
  • IEC Class 1

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Landlords put a stop to HMO electricity theft.

Restricting access to a sub meter removes the opportunity for unscrupulous tenants to add wiring that by-passes the meter allowing them to use power without paying for it. The majority of tenants do the right thing and pay for the power they use. Unfortunately there are exceptions to this rule. To assist landlords Metro Prepaid has launched the MET004 a wired communication split meter, that allows the meter to be secured in an access controlled environment.

Estimates suggest the UK loses hundreds of millions in electricity theft each year.
Mark runs an HMO and is dealing with a tenant who deliberately by passed a sub meter to steal £620 worth of electricity.
This money could have been spent upgrading the property or passed back to tenants by reducing rents.
The loss could also have been easily avoided by fitting a wired split meter for as little as £60

Experienced landlords know to include revenue protection measures like payments monitoring, paired with meter installation inspections where there is a shortfall in the money they collect, when compared to the money they must pay, to the energy supplier.
Partial meter by-passes, which allow some usage to be metered, can be hard to detect.
Experts agree that making meters inaccessible is the most robust solution.
To assist landlords Metro Prepaid has launched the MET004 a wired communication split meter, that allows the meter to be secured in an access controlled environment with only a keypad installed in the flat and wired to enable communication with the meter.
Locating the meter outside of the flat or room gives the tenant no access to the wiring going into or coming out of the meter. This virtually eliminates the opportunity for tenants to install a crude and potentially dangerous by-pass using a kitchen fork or added wiring.

For Mark it did not add up:
“I was paying £150 to the energy company each month and only recovering £60 from my tenants – then my tenant in flat 5 admitted he’d been fiddling the meter”.

Are you losing money through electricity theft in your HMO? Please share your experiences support@owen-brothers.com
If you know of theft directly from energy suppliers please contact your energy supplier or the UK Revenue Protection Association.
Special Price £60.00 Regular Price £75.00
Availability: In stock
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Metro Pre-Paid Electric Meter-1
  • Buy 5 for £59.00 each and save 2%
  • Buy 10 for £58.00 each and save 3%
  • Buy 50 for £56.00 each and save 7%
  • Buy 100 for £55.50 each and save 8%
NEW Metro Prepayment split Meter. Top-up via PayPoint is available to buy in increments of 1
Landlords put a stop to HMO electricity theft. Restricting access to a sub meter removes the opportunity for unscrupulous tenants to add wiring that by-passes the meter allowing them to use power without paying for it. The majority of tenants do the right thing and pay for the power they use. Unfortunately there are exceptions to this rule. To assist landlords Metro Prepaid has launched the MET004 a wired communication split meter, that allows the meter to be secured in an access controlled environment. Estimates suggest the UK loses hundreds of millions in electricity theft each year. Mark runs an HMO and is dealing with a tenant who deliberately by passed a sub meter to steal £620 worth of electricity. This money could have been spent upgrading the property or passed back to tenants by reducing rents. The loss could also have been easily avoided by fitting a wired split meter for as little as £60 Experienced landlords know to include revenue protection measures like payments monitoring, paired with meter installation inspections where there is a shortfall in the money they collect, when compared to the money they must pay, to the energy supplier. Partial meter by-passes, which allow some usage to be metered, can be hard to detect. Experts agree that making meters inaccessible is the most robust solution. To assist landlords Metro Prepaid has launched the MET004 a wired communication split meter, that allows the meter to be secured in an access controlled environment with only a keypad installed in the flat and wired to enable communication with the meter. Locating the meter outside of the flat or room gives the tenant no access to the wiring going into or coming out of the meter. This virtually eliminates the opportunity for tenants to install a crude and potentially dangerous by-pass using a kitchen fork or added wiring. For Mark it did not add up: “I was paying £150 to the energy company each month and only recovering £60 from my tenants – then my tenant in flat 5 admitted he’d been fiddling the meter”. Are you losing money through electricity theft in your HMO? Please share your experiences support@owen-brothers.com If you know of theft directly from energy suppliers please contact your energy supplier or the UK Revenue Protection Association.
More Information
Model Metro MET004
Length 25
Height 10
Bredth 14
HS Tariff Code HS8536901000
Packing Buffer (in percentage) 5
Packing Type Shared
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Meter FAQ

Where in UK are the Metro Prepaid prepayment meters available

Metro Prepaid prepayment secondary meters are available from electrical wholesalers across UK. Call our help desk on 087 0225 0215 to help you locate your closest supplier.

What is the cost of the Metro Prepaid secondary meter?

Electricity Metro Prepaid secondary meters cost around £50 depending on where you buy.

Installation - Electricity

What do I need to do if I want to install a Metro Prepaid secondary meter?

Ask a trusted local electrician to install the meter for you, meters are available from electricity wholesalers across the UK. Call us on 087 0225 0215 for registration and to activate the meter.

Where in UK are the Metro Prepaid secondary meters available?

Metro Prepaid secondary meters are available from electrical wholesalers across the UK. Call our help desk on 087 0225 0215.

Who arranges the installation?

Landlords or property owners must choose a local electrician to install the Metro Prepaid secondary meter.

Does the Metro Prepaid secondary meter replace the main meter?

Metro Prepaid secondary meter does not replace the main meter, they must be connected downstream from the main meter.

Can I install the Metro Prepaid secondary meter myself?

The meter must be installed by a technical competent person according to regulations.

Do I need approval from the local council or energy supplier to install the metro prepaid secondary meter?

Generally, a Landlord can install a secondary meter on private property without any approval, the meter must be installed correctly according to local regulations.

Are the Metro Prepaid sub meters MID certified?

Yes, Metro Prepaid electricity secondary meters are certified. They also carry the CE Mark/MID and are ROHS compliant.

Can I use my own electrician to install the secondary meter?

Yes, Metro Prepaid recommends that you use a trusted local electrician/plumber to install to install your meter.

How quickly can I install a Metro Prepaid meter?

Metro Prepaid sub meters can be installed in a matter of hours; just purchase one from your nearest wholesaler, appoint an electrician to install it and then call us on 087 0225 0215 for registration and to activate the meter.

Can Metro Prepaid recommend an electrician for the meter installation?

No, Metro Prepaid does not approve electricians. Landlords should select a trusted electrician in their area to complete the installation.

Metro Prepaid does not form alliances with some contractors at the expense of others. We will support any technical competent electrician.

Must I get a compliance certificate?

Landlords must observe local regulations and request compliance certificates where required.

If my main supply or meter is out of credit, will the Metro Prepaid secondary meter work?

No, the secondary meter relies on the main supply meter for electricity, if the main supply is disconnected or out of credit, the secondary meter will not work.

Can tenants in 4 different rooms share a single meter?

Metro Prepaid recommends that each tenant is allocated a separate meter for their room.

What if I need technical support?

Metro Prepaid’s help desk is available to assist, owners, tenants and installers on 087 0225 0215.

Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm
Saturday 7am - 3pm
Sunday 9am - 1pm

What if I have a service query?

Metro Prepaid’s help desk is available to assist, owners, tenants and installers on 087 0225 0215.

Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm
Saturday 7am - 3pm
Sunday 9am - 1pm

How many Metro Prepaid secondary meters can I install on a single property?

Install as many as your electricity supply permits. Ask your electrician for advice.

An electrician installed my meter but it is not working. Can I take it back to the wholesaler?

No, first call our help desk and speak to a technician.

What is the easiest way to instal a prepaid meter in an HMO?

Note that each room in an HMO should be fitted with its own mini Consumer Unit (CU) - the supply to the CU should be controlled by a dedicated circuit breaker on the Main  Distribution Board (CU)

HMO Daddy suggests that you use an existing plug socket in each room to run the wiring from the new Consumer Unit in the room back to the breaker on the main board - this obviates the need for new reticulation between the main board and the rooms.

Diagram reproduced with kind permission from HMO Daddy