In conjunction with the ‘Take Back Your Power’ film, Brian Thiesen explores in-depth how smart meters cause fires and the industry corruption silencing this issue.
From manufacturer savings by using cheaper and fewer parts and four different causes of arcing alone, to real world environmental impacts on the safe functioning of smart meters and poor installation, Brian outlines a multitude of things that can go wrong. So-called ‘rigorous testing’ in the factory does not mimic the environment in which the smart meter is installed. Nor does it take into account in any way, the dangerous items situated close to a smart meter, that could turn a meter fire into a neighbourhood demolition zone. Watch the video to see how replacing your smart meter much more frequently than was necessary with an analogue meter, will increase the fire risk years down the track when we start to lose sight of this issue. Watch also for the warning sign that your smart meter has just triggered a fire that may not yet be visible to you.
Brian shows newspaper and online reports about a number of smart meter fires, including some in Australia. While Australian smart meters are different in appearance to the US smart meters, many Australian smart meters are manufactured by the same manufacturer of smart meters that has been involved in-house fires in the US.
Brian then turns his attention from the cause of smart meter fires to the coverup of smart meter fires, quoting one authority as saying, “I think ratepayers will thank us for this” (doing nothing about addressing the smart meter fires).
The film ends with a promotion of Take Back Your Power which also covers the fires issue, along with other concerns about smart meters. Stop Smart Meters Australia has a limited number of copies of Take Back Your Power DVD available for sale. Click on the Take Back Your Power link in the sidebar on the right of your internet browser screen to secure your copy.