Smart Meter with Radio-Off! Why’s it still broadcasting BC Hydro?
from Chilliwack 2 days ago
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EXCERT FROM: WWW.STOPSMARTMETERS.ORG
Utilities use a dizzying list of acronyms and technical terms to describe their ‘smart’ grid systems. Many insist that their meters aren’t the ‘smart’ meters that have been causing all the problems. ALL of the meter types below are ‘smart’ and are associated with health and safety problems:
AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) enables two-way wireless communication between the utility and the meter. Enables remote shut off & control of appliances.
AMR (Automatic Meter Reading- or ERT) meters are typically wireless one-way meters that report usage to utility personnel in a vehicle with a handheld device. Includes ‘bubble up’ meters that transmit all the time, and ‘wake up’ systems that transmit when they receive a signal.
PLC (Power Line Communication) uses the power lines to transmit utility usage data. Though this is a wired system, ‘dirty electricity’ used to send the signal also radiates into living spaces from unshielded wiring.
“Radio Off” Digital Meters can still act as a surveillance device. They also use switch mode power supplies, linked to dirty electricity and health problems.
Bottom line: A ‘smart’ meter is any utility meter that contains electronic components. Do not accept anything less than a ‘purely electro-mechanical analog meter with no electronic components.’ Be aware that some utilities have been installing meters that appear to be analogs but in fact are fully activated ‘smart’ meters. More on the “trojan horse analog problem” here.