Background: In the present scenario, electricity theft is a major problem for the government.
This problem affects the Indian economy since GDP goes down due to theft. Electricity is a
part of living and its theft affects the common man who indirectly pays for the theft done by someone
else in the form of extra charges.
Methods: In this paper, we present a novel identification pattern-based energy fault detector, by leveraging
the customers' normal and faulty line. The target of this paper was to implement a system to
monitor the readings and to find the fault in the power line in real time. Manipulations in readings of
the meter are impossible.
Results: There is a real time monitoring of meters. Readings could be provided to customers on daily,
weekly, monthly or yearly basis. As soon as there occurs a fault, it could be rectified because
detection is on a real time basis and further messages can be sent to the customer about the fault.
Conclusion: A comparison of developed real time monitoring system is done with GSM meters and