A prepaid sub meter is installed AFTER/downstream from the existing municipal/Eskom meter. Any number of devices can be installed provided they are feeding off and existing, Eskom/municipality managed account.
The tenant/end user interfaces with the prepaid sub meter, paying upfront before they have access to power or water. These funds are collected before the utilities are used thereby eliminating the possibility of non - payment.
Funds collected through landlord managed options are collected by the landlord/property manager and paid to eskom or the municipality once the bill is received.
Funds collected through ekhwesi managed options are collated by ekhwesi and transferred on a monthly basis, directly into the landlord /property managers nominated account along with a comprehensive vending report. These funds are then paid by the landlord/property manager to the applicable utility.
This basic process applies to all installations regardless of the number of units involved, the only variable is the method by which the token is purchased and the flow of cash collected.
There are two options available to the property owner or manager.