Itron recommends that you contact your local utility office and ask if
they have an in-home monitoring device that will meet your needs.
Although Itron is the manufacturer of the radio module attached to your
meter, your local utility owns the meter, the radio module, and the
license to read the device.
We appreciate your interest in monitoring and conserving energy within
It has and RS232 output and is only $235.... Maybe you could see if martin from automated outlet could get them cheaper for you. Also I would inquire if they have and SDK for the RS232 interface so that a script or plugin could be written for homeseer.
You could put one of these at the main in on your house the monitor it as often as you wanted.
I just sent an e-mail to the above company asking them for more information about the RS232 interface and the posibility of writing a HS plug-in for the device. I also mentioned cocoontech a few times and also HomeSeer so perhaps they will stop by.
Your right I did order from http://www.jerman.com/dljmeter.html model DLJ75C 3/4. It's still in the box. My water meter quit sometime early in 2004 and the water company gave me the OK to use my new meter but I never got to it. I just can't get the time nor the desire to trench the 130FT out to the street and set this meter. I will now have to set this meter "after" my water company's meter and it's going to be a big mess because of all the sprinkler line tie-ins. I can't remember what I paid but I think it was something near $100. I now want a wireless one. This would be SO much easier for me if they make one that transmits that far.