Smart meters have their own set problems. They are insecure and they catch fire. They also belch out a big blast of microwaves every five seconds. However, smart meters are not the only source of microwaves.
We can reduce our overall exposure to microwave radiation by broadcasting through electric wires, not through the air. Cell signals can be broadband over power lines (BPL). There will be fewer cell towers. In the home or office, signals can be broadcast through through wiring. If we did deploy smart meters, they could broadcast – reporting on our activity – through the electrical system, not through cell phone technology. All of this would reduce total exposure to microwaves. See: http://www.explainthatstuff.com/broadbandoverpowerlines.html
Smart meters are shoddily built. They catch fire.
A smart meter is a security hole into your home. They can be hacked. Your utility company will be able to monitor all your electricity related behavior in your home.
The utility company has an easement to attach a digital meter to your home, not a radiation emitting surveillance device, which is what a smart meter is. This is how you can replace your digital meter with an analog meter.
A smart meter is a device for intruding into your privacy and monitoring all your activities which involve electricity usage. Your utility company will sell data on your electricity related behavior to marketing companies.
The federal government is paying utility companies the cost of smart meters.
I am 100% opposed to smart meters.
Smart meters report usage via microwaves, using cell phone frequencies. They produce blasts of microwaves. Woe to you if your bed is on the other side of the wall from one of them. Woe to you if you live in an apartment and your bed is on the other side of the wall from a bank of 20 of them.
Smart meters are security holes into our homes. These wireless connections can be hacked.
When the grid goes down and comes back up, some smart meters catch fire.
To save the cost of having meter readers read meters, the utility company could arrange for people to read their own meters and report their readings online.
The same savings by hard wiring meters more secure phone and cable lines.
Turn off your home Wi-Fi at night.
See the Wikipedia article on smart meters.
See this British web site on smart meters.
See this Citizens For Safe Technology web site.
There are privacy issues with smart meters.
James Robert Deal, Broker and Attorney
Broker with Agency One Realty LLC
WSBA # 8103, DOL # 39666
James at James Deal dot com