Discover the latest insights and blog articles from Blicker on intelligent meter reading

How AI Can Improve the Future of Smart Cities' Utilities

August 4, 2023

What truly makes a city smart? The answer is simple: modern technologies like AI.‍ Since the utilities sector handles our energy, telecoms, waste, and water services, it plays a crucial role in creating sustainable cities for the future. This blog posts explores how improvements in the utilities sector could improve the future of smart cities.

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5 Ways to Improve the Utility Billing Process

July 17, 2023

The post highlights five effective strategies, including accurate data collection, self-service capabilities, personalisation, efficient customer service, and automation.

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How to Reduce Non-Technical Losses in Utilities (Case Study)

July 7, 2023

Learn why utilities should prioritise reducing non-technical losses (NTLs) such as electricity theft, billing errors, and non-payment. Discover how addressing NTLs improves financial sustainability, cost control, workforce empowerment, and service quality. Explore a fascinating case study featuring Blicker, an AI-powered meter reading software that enables utilities to track and minimise NTLs effectively. Uncover how Blicker's advanced technology enhances operational efficiency and reduces revenue losses. Take proactive steps towards mitigating NTLs and optimising utility operations.

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How to Empower the Utility Workforce (Proven Examples)

June 21, 2023

50% of the utility workforce is set to retire over the next decade. Manual tasks for meter readers and utility technicians lead to monotony, fatigue, and job dissatisfaction. The good news: user-friendly tools like Blicker have a huge impact on improving efficiency and job satisfaction within utility workers.

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Blicker's Chatbot Simplifies Self-Meter Readings

May 17, 2023

Blicker's Chatbot revolutionises the utility industry by empowering customers with effortless self-meter readings. With just a click of a button, you can start thousands of conversations at once, ensuring faultless, effortless, and instant interactions.

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Utility Chatbots: Support and User Experience

May 16, 2023

Chatbots in the utility industry have been gaining popularity in 2023, paving the way for an improved customer support and user experience. This blog post discusses how utilities integrate chatbots, how they work, and their advantages.

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Everything about self-meter reading in 2023 (With use cases)

April 28, 2023

In the utility industry, manual meter reading is costly, time-consuming, and prone to error. Even with smart meters, there are still 20 billion legacy meters to be read annually. Self-meter reading provides convenience, but locating the meter, lack of knowledge, reading the wrong meter, misreading, and fraud can cause issues. Inaccurate readings can lead to overbilling or underbilling, bill shock, complaints, and customer switching. Improved self-meter reading, like Blicker's AI chatbot, offers an automatic solution that extracts data from a photo of the meter. This eliminates manual data entry, provides accuracy, efficiency, ease, and customer responsiveness.

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100 million meter reading requests!

February 9, 2023

You may think requesting a meter reading is a difficult, time-consuming task. Not with Blicker! Our seamless, user-friendly software can read your meter within seconds. All you have to do is take a picture. 100 million requests? We're aiming for more

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The future of computer vision (9 applications and trends in 2023)

January 30, 2023

Welcome to the world of computer vision, where humans train computers to interpret and understand the visual world. But how will the world of computer vision change in 2023?

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The top 3 use cases for meter reading software in 2023

October 25, 2022

Humans make mistakes, no matter who and how. Nowadays, this fact is especially relevant within the utility industry. The current energy crisis is urging consumers to either install a smart meter or frequently read their meters. But did you know that there’s still a large population of energy consumers who refuse to install a smart meter?

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Getting ready for Enlit 2022!

October 25, 2022

Enlit 2022 here we come! Frankfurt, get ready. What better way to connect with like-minded people than to share experiences that highlight our main purpose: contributing to the energy transition with innovation!

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Enhance Utility Operations: Automatic Meter Reading

October 10, 2022

In a time where energy prices are rising, providing accurate and up-to-date meter readings is becoming vital. People value frequent insight into their utility consumption more than ever, but the question lies in whether or not energy suppliers are able to provide this. Advanced meter reading systems enable data insight, allowing companies to lower costs, have accurate data, and satisfy customers — solutions that challenge traditional collection methods. 

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2021 Recap: Blicker's Most Exciting Moments!

January 6, 2022

What defined our company last year? What made us happy? We've summed up our most important moments of 2021 in a quick recap!

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NMi confirms Blicker is 99.79% accurate in meter readings

October 26, 2021

Blicker called on NMi to evaluate the accuracy of its AI-powered meter-reading application. NMi’s tests conclude that the technology provides 99.79% accuracy in readings.

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Blicker Will Be Visiting Enlit 2021!

September 1, 2021

After European Utility Week being such a great success, our team will now host a stand at the Enlit 2021 event in Milan!

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Build vs. Buy: The benefits of SaaS

October 2, 2020

At Blicker we offer a Software as a Service (SaaS) product to the utility industry that tackles a common pain point: meter reading. We let companies simplify the process and reduce the occurrence of bad readings by automatically reading a meter from a photo.

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Applications of Blicker in Developing Countries

May 22, 2020

Blicker cooperated with Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) in Malawi to help solve the 30% NRW from the capital city’s 100.000 meters, providing insight into valuable applications in developing countries.

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What if consumers drove the energy transition?

May 4, 2020

Most of the world continues to feel as if in a standstill. The new normal of professional “life”, across all industries, has required a lot of adaptability – to use technology and digital solutions to facilitate a way to work from home.

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Utility companies during COVID-19 times

April 24, 2020

With millions of individuals self-isolating in their homes, the utility industry continues to keep the lights on and water flowing. Blicker can prove an easy alternative for meter reading during COVID times.

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Let manual forms be gone! Artificial intelligence is the new form!

April 16, 2020

In conversation with Victor Westerwoudt (CTO) about Blicker. The intelligent meter readout assistant. How did it all start and where is Blicker at this point?

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“There's nothing simpler than taking a picture to gather data!"

March 26, 2020

Stedin applies Blicker as an alternative to costly and time-consuming house visits of field engineers, who they can now free up to work more on the real engineering and less on administrative tasks.

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Blicker can see the way an expert meter reader would

March 19, 2020

Blicker can see the way an expert meter reader would. How? Get to know more about the Blicker application.

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Interview with Blicker CEO Noëlle Fischer

February 10, 2020

Noëlle Fischer (CEO) was interviewed by the dutch magazine Emerce on how Blicker came to be and our vision for the future! Click the link below to read the full interview.

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Blicker at the European Utility Week!

November 20, 2019

We presented Blicker at the European Utility Week in Paris!

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