What is a ‘$mart’ Meter (and why is my profit-hungry energy company so desperate for me to have one)?
High-budget marketing campaigns are designed to invoke an emotional response and create a desire which previously did not exist. But the facts about ‘Smart’ Meters are very different from the sales pitch. You need to be on your guard about this because this is the next Big Energy scam – if you allow one of these ‘Smart’ Meters into your home, you might have some trouble getting rid of it.
How do ‘Smart’ Meters work?
A wireless ‘Smart’ Meter has two radio transmitters which operate on two networks – the Wide Area Network and the Home Area Network.
The Wide Area Network (WAN) This links individual properties to each other and to the base station. If this is wireless, then it can use mobile phone networks, TETRA or other frequencies typically in the sub-1Gz level. Some frequencies have particularly long wavelengths in order to penetrate through concrete and into cellars. Whilst these technologies have been used for many years (with associated health problems for those living nearby) they have never before been rolled out en-masse directly into homes – placing individuals in extremely close proximity to the radiation source. (You can read about some of the problems presented by these sources of radiation >here< and also see direct evidence of observable effects below. Bear in mind that the wireless telecoms industry is one of the most profitable and lobbying-intensive on the planet today.)
GW: Bloody dangerous and not very ”intelligent” – who in their right mind would condone having a ”smart” meter?