We want to replace water as well as electricity meter with LoRa (TTN) sensors.
There are various types of sensors that need to be replaced that do not have any pulse signal outputs (optical, electric) and the key question for me is:
Should I look for an integrated meter (LoRa module + meter combined), or should I get cheaper standalone meter that provide pulse signal output and use a separate LoRa pulse sensor? (which combinations)?
This water meter could only be made smart by using OCR - which is not worth the effort in my opinion. Thus I would replace it.
Same here, old electricity meter that only shows numbes and would need OCR.
Note: Both meters are used internally only, no official meters.
What would you suggest or what’s your experience?