Electricity theft has a massive cost to society, causing financial losses and disrupting access to power for homes and businesses. Kamata, meaning ‘to seize’ is a prevention system that alerts regional utility centres when power is being tampered with or manipulated. Built into household power metres, it sends the location, metre number and type of interference. The utility centre can seize control, cut off the power and alert authorities and then remotely restore power after the incident is resolved. Kamata is designed and developed by Kamata Online Protection (KOP) Services Limited and has so far launched two products to the market: Kamata single-phase solution and a three-phase version to cater for industrial power consumers.