Hey guys..I have no horror story..yet…but…I had occasion today to contact my billing company and it came up about smart meters and that I do not want one. I told the guy on the phone that I had put my name with Powercor to not have one installed at this time..and this guy told me that we all will have to have them and that putting it off is not going to stop us having to have one. I told him I would not have one until a proper investigation was done about the health issues already found..and now the issues of some getting on fire.
This guy ..from Red Energy said to not believe all I read..that there are no substantiated health risks..no more than that when using a mobile..and that the fires were not caused by the meters at all but by wiring etc., I asked him why would an installer say there was..and why isn’t an “allergy” to experiencing too many microwave thingies and the torment it causes in making people have to move out of their homes etc classed as significant to investigate. He said the investigation went ahead and nothing of any significance was found..and that he could GUARANTEE that i would not be affected by having the smart meter..and that he has had one for six months.
My brother is an electrician..and even he does not want one….because of the high sensitivity to the microwave thingies..and the increase of meters going on fire.
He says that these new meters have no surge protection and when there is spiking..well fire can occur..so they are not safe…and he said that all meter boxes need to be fireproofed.
I know that my deathly fear is fire in my home because I have pets. I have smoke detectors etc..and i am very very careful..and one smoke detector alerts a security company if i am not home..however…I do not have anything that I know that can just catch on fire..but, now that i KNOW that having this meter MAY cause fire….I will not be able to leave my home…I will want to stay here on guard..because of my pets etc…and I will try to find stuff that can put out electrical fires..in other words…..I will live in fear 24/7…
It seems that no matter what..I will have to have one of these..and they do not care that my life will be changed forever…that I will live in fear and never be able to leave my home unless someone is here at all times.
I know that this guy at red energy thinks it is all nothing….I do not want to have to live in fear……but, my house will never be able to be left with no one in it… Is there nothing we can do to force these people to not put the meter in..can we start some kind of legal action to protect ourselves..to get the choice of a smart meter or not…I have put off the installation for now..but they will not let me get away with it.
I am getting more scared now about this meter..knowing I will not be able to stop them from installing it……but i also know that people in places like red energy are telling people what that guy told me. How can we fight for the right to have a choice?