Setup & Activation

Activating Utility Meters: Setup Guide

Learn how to activate a utility meter.


This guide provides step-by-step instructions for activating utility meters. By following these steps, users can ensure that meters are properly activated and visible for tracking utility usage in Campspot.

Utility Meters: Why can I not see a Utility Meter from the Utility Meter List?

If a Utility Meter is being used for the first time, it must be activated, otherwise it will not show up on the list of Active meters.

Step-by-step Instructions:

Step 1: Go to Utility Meters page

  1. Navigate to Utility Metering
  2. Click on Utility Meters tab

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Step 2: View Inactive Meters

On this page, you will see Active Meters by default. We need to find the Inactive ones by:

  1. Click on the Meter Status drop-down.
  2. Select Inactive Meters.

Step 3: Activate a Utility Meter

  1. Locate and click on the Meter requiring activation.
  2. Click on Edit Meter Setup.
  3. Click Active
  4. Enter Rollover Value
    1. The maximum number a utility meter can reach before rolling over to 0. For example, if you have a meter that has up to 5 digits, the Rollover Value would be 99999.
  5. Decide whether to display the Meter Status on the grid
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  6. Click Save

One Last Step!

Once a Utility Meter is activated, it's essential to perform an initial meter reading before a new guest checks into that site, especially if you intend to charge the guest for that utility. For guidance on completing the initial meter reading, refer to this article: