This is eRumor sounds like a conspiracy theory but there is little need for concern of loss of personal information or health.
Smart meter on the left next to the
old style electric meter
A Southern California Edison employee told TruthOrFiction.com that smart
meters do have radio transmitters to send encrypted data to the electric
According to the a
Asked Questions page on the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) smart
meters operate typically at a frequency in the 902 MHz and 2.4 GHz
bands. The radio transmitter range is intended to be localized
with output power of 1 watt or less. The radio transmission is
brief and not a signal that is sent throughout the day. Once a
smart meter is activated remotely by radio signal it then transmits
data to a neighborhood concentrator, which are usually mounted on power
poles. That information is then relayed to the power company.
By these guidelines, a smart meter is not going to tell the power
company when someone is using an electric toothbrush or watching
Homeowners may be able to opt out and request their old meters back.
According to the Southern California Edison
website there is an option to opt out of the smart meter
program but it costs an additional $10 per month and there is also a one time $75 set
up charge. Those interested in opting out may contact their power
companies for details.
Are the transmissions from smart meters harmful?
Smart meters, according to the ARRL, abide by and are protected by the
Code of Federal Regulations, Title 47, Part 15, and are enforced by
the Federal Communications Commission. This regulation governs the
operation of other radio devices, which are common household and
personal items such as wireless networks, blue tooth accessories,
automotive alarm and door remote controls, cordless phones,
wireless computer peripherals and portable fm transmitters for personal
MP3 players. The power output of these devices is intended to be
low so as not to cause interference with other devices. Low power
transmissions at their designated frequencies are harmless.
Here's something we should all know about..........No need to thank me,
I just like to help keep you informed.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Smart Meters will spy on us! Check it out!
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Subject: Smart Meters
Any one got any words of wisdom on this.
After you have seen all of this, be sure to see the 'links' at the end
that will cover, in detail, including legalities, how to switch back to
analog if you need to. (It's not for the 'handyman' to do.)
Think about this for a minute, or a day !!!