Telstra IoT Water Solution

Actionable insights for better water networks

Telstra’s Iot Water solution provides you with insights on your water network wherever a sensor or device is installed across your water network. Make informed decisions to manage resources better and help extend the life of your assets with an all-in-one solution on Australia’s largest IoT network.

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Key features

Australian-designed and Captis-manufactured devices and sensors

Our devices are CAT-M1 and NB-IoT certified specifically designed to fit most existing pipes and mechanical water meters. Multiple sensing modes and sensors include float switch, ultrasonic sensor, and temperature sensors (sold separately).


Our virtual private network helps you keep devices and data secure.

Network connectivity and SIM management

We install a network termination unit (NTU) at each end-point, and support your infrastructure with network management links to monitor the carriage.

Firmware over the air

Over-the-air firmware updates supported, so you can be confident your devices are kept up-to date and secure.

Robust, long-life solutions

The Telstra Captis range of devices are dust and water-resistant (IP68 rated), with optimised battery life via power-saving mode using Telstra LPWAN technology.

Telstra’s Water Management Application

See daily or weekly water consumption, aggregated consumption over time, flow and trend analysis, as well as peak and non-peak consumption, with intuitive dashboards.


Make more informed decisions

Network transparency enables you to make more informed decisions. Improve forecasts and services with insights from data and analytics, and track and benchmark your operational performance.

Help extend the life of your assets

Resolve incidents faster with alerts and notifications. Plan infrastructure investment and defer replacement by monitoring consumption and managing peak demand.

Reduce non-revenue water

Digital water metering helps you identify leaks before they become a liability to your business and your customers.

Improve customer engagement

Give your customers visibility and control over their water consumption, and help reduce bill shock where a device is installed at a customer premise.

Help build an environmentally sustainable business

Preserve one our most valuable resources with insights and tools to manage scarce resources, reduce wastage, pollution and help you implement environmentally sustainable practices.

How it works

Data capture

Captis sensors and devices collect readings at regular intervals.

Data transmission

Data is transmitted via Telstra’s IoT network when located within LTE-M or NB-IoT coverage areas.

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Data analytics

Apply analytics to your data on our IoT platform.

Data insights

View consumption data and insights on your network on our web portal.

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Why Telstra

We bring expertise and end-to-end capabilities so you don’t have to

We have the IoT expertise, capability and partner ecosystem you need to succeed in IoT. Our solutions are made up of a combination of high performing devices, connectivity, platforms, security, and professional services under one roof.

Innovate with confidence on the Telstra IoT Network

Securely connect more things in more places on the Telstra IoT Network - Australia’s largest – with a range of future-proof, ready-built network technologies for a range of use cases.

IoT-invested for the long haul

When you’re investing in a long-term business case, you need a long-term partner. With a team of IoT specialists, ongoing infrastructure investment, market-leading technology and global partnerships, IoT is at the core of our strategy.

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