Smart meters – a little too smart

Smart meters – a little too smart

Smart meters that read electric power usage in the home are now being installed in many cities in the USA and Canada.  Their usage is spreading worldwide, so many other countries will be adopting them.

These meters are more than just measuring devices for accessing power usage. They utilize RF frequencies to transmit and collect data of every aspect of your home, and as equipment will eventually come with special chips, it means that they are surveillance and monitoring systems that you will be allowing in your home.

You can refuse to have these meters installed in your home but you have to specifically request that they must not be installed on your property.

Use the letter below to forbid smart meter installation (or modify the letter to demand the meter be removed).

Letter to forbid smart meter installation

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  • Clyde Duncan  On 09/04/2011 at 4:34 am

    date Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 12:26 AM
    subject Smart Meters – FeedBack
    Subject: Re: Smart Meters – Watching You

    This is gross exaggeration at its best. Smart Meter accounting is what I do. I do not agree with the use of Smart Meters or as they are also called, Time of Use meters because they hurt those who can least afford them. Retired people and those stuck at home are the people most likely to use power during the day, the most expensive time under Time of Use billing. There is no secret about what these meters do, they record your usage every 15 minutes and transmit the information automatically to a collector meter for billing. The rates charged vary, the more expensive times are the middle of the day. The cheapest times in the summer are week-ends and late night. These meters cannot tell what you are using but they can tell when your energy use peaks and can flag excessive use quickly as with illegal Grow House operations. The intention of the governments was to discourage peak use hours (smoothing usage) by charging more for the power at those times.

    The old meters were commonly read every other month with the period between readings being estimated and they required people to go out to read every meter. Grow House operations could continue for months without being caught. This used to cost the electricity suppliers huge sums of money as these crooks got their money for their crops and disappeared before being found out. Now they can be caught earlier but they still cost you and me huge sums to cover the losses of the electricity distributors.

  • Elsie Yong  On 09/04/2011 at 3:00 pm

    Big brother 1984 has arrived

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