Bizsoft Solutions Nigeria Limited, an indigenous information and technology firm based in Lagos recently unveiled Cloudsens, an application that safeguards and deters theft of fuels in companies and government facilities. Developed in Nigeria, Cloudsens has been adjudged as one of the most innovative remote monitoring solution in the country riding on the internet of things (IoT).
Establishments in the country would always need fuels (Diesel and premium motor fuels) to meet their energy needs. This can be as a replacement or to supplement the national grid in case of power failure. Most times these organizations do bulk purchases running in millions of Naira on a monthly basis and stored in tanks. This situation has created a lot of room for thefts, pilfering and above all connivance with the energy suppliers to short change the establishment. With the recently unveiled Cloudsens, business owners can monitor their suppliers and usage, thereby saving them millions of Naira and reducing business operation cost.
Speaking about the product, Oluwagesun Sanni, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Bizsoft Solutions Nigeria Limited while addressing the media said, “The public power supply in Nigeria still leaves a lot to be desired and that has prompted many organizations to seek alternative means of obtaining power. The most common one is by using diesel generators and thus the need for purchase and storage of diesel fuel. However, we noticed that a lot of firms suffer from under-delivery of diesel fuel from their suppliers who in most cases has adjusted meters, which tends to inflate the amount of fuel delivered; this is apart from the prohibitive cost of diesel in the country.”
“On the average, we noticed from our tests that the inflation of fuel delivery can short-change the customer by up to 15% of the diesel purchased which translates to a huge sum for medium to heavy fuel users. We also noticed that complicity is usually present in these organizations, thus ensuring that the under supply of diesel goes unnoticed at great cost to the company”, he added.
Cloudsens comprises of both hardware and software which is internet enabled with SIM cards for connectivity. Described as one of a kind in the industry, leveraging on internet of things (IoT), with explosion proofed sensors to take readings from the tank and send to the smartphones or laptop. These readings are made available to the business owners via email alerts or the application portal.
“Having been developed in Nigeria,Cloudsens took into consideration the peculiar nature of our workspace and environment and integrated alarms and notifications. These alarms and notifications allow users to set notification alarms to detect things such as refills, leakages, rapid depletions etc.”, Sanni concluded.