This “Smart Meter” Action Kit contains valuable information about so-called “Smart Meters.” Conveniently, this information is being withheld by hydro and power authorities in hopes that deployment will go ahead unchallenged, without sufficient research into the health, safety and security issues involved.
Hopefully, along with other information on this website, the materials in this “kit” will provide tools for action and awareness. The far-reaching, negative impacts of these wireless utility meters are already a reality for many, as they are being deployed in communities throughout North America.
Communities that have citizens who have come together and spoken up have been able to persuade their local governments to stop the installation of these wireless meters until more is known about them. And more is becoming known.
Please use the information in a timely way, first to educate yourself, and then to act to educate others. Communication can’t be achieved without awareness, and timely communication is all we have to prevent the installation of these invasive devices on our homes and in our communities.
“A smart meter is usually an electrical meter that records consumption of electric energy in intervals of an hour or less, and communicates the information at least daily back to the utility for monitoring and billing purposes. Smart meters enable two-way communication between the meter and the central system. Unlike home energy monitors, smart meters can gather data for remote reporting.
Although the term “Smart Meter ” often refers to an electrical meter, it can increasingly also mean a device measuring natural gas or water consumption. “Smart Meters” may be part of a “Smart Grid” but alone do not constitute [one].” Wikipedia