An efficient and improved model for power theft detection in Pakistan

Abid Afridi, Abdul Wahab, Shamsher Khan, Wasi Ullah, Sheharyar Khan, Syed Zia Ul Islam, Kashif Hussain

Abstract


This paper describes an improved model for the monitoring of power used by a party such as household users and different industries in Pakistan. The power theft detection was done using the intelligent internet of things (IoT) service system for calculating the user's power simultaneously. The power meter catches a theft detection device that is instantly transmitted to the central system which compares both the data by means of microcontroller and if there is any difference found, it informs the power utility about the hooking, meter relief or theft activities happen. Information of the theft detection through the global mobile communications system is transmitted and notified theft is displayed on the terminal monitor or won. As a result, although consumers continue to use excess fuel, the customer's power supply is cut in the electricity boards segment. The general radio package module system sends central circuit and meter data via an internet protocol address to a web server. GSM's IoT based perception is used to monitor the power supply and billing information calculated with a microcontroller continuously with the determination of the electricity table area. With this unit, the duplicate user can be located at the rear of the electricity office with the power meter status.

Keywords


Automated meter reading; Microcontroller unit receiver transmitter; Subscriber identification module; Universal asynchronous; Universal synchronous receiver transmitter

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11591/eei.v10i4.3014

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