by Peter Daley, July 2nd 2017
FOR YOUR FAMILY'S HEALTH, SAFETY AND PRIVACY, SAY
TO THE INSTALLATION OF
SMART METERS / DIGITAL METERS
Research these devices and you will be shocked!
Smart Meters, and The Internet of Things!
Peter Dodwell suggested at the June committee meeting that the club should spend time educating members and the community about “The Internet of things” (IoT). He pointed out there where serious security and privacy risks which people where not being told about!
What is the Internet of things? Here is a glossy corporate presentation.
Do deeper research into this subject, and you will be shocked at the human suffering and financial losses people have endured from the roll out of this technology.
To get this all working in your home, they need to persuade you to pay for the installation and replacement of your perfectly working, efficient, long life (50 year +) analogue electric meter, for a short life (~ 15 year) smart meter.
You may get a glossy brochure in the mail or a phone call, offering a free meter and installation. The Smart meter and installation costs end up in electricity bill increases for everyone, it is not free!
Once installed the Smart meter, also called Digital meter, becomes the Internet gateway device for all the smart devices in your home. Just be aware they also want to eventually install this type of device on your water and gas services.
Why all the effort to roll out all this Internet of things infrastructure? Energy companies see this as the financial gold mine at the end of the rainbow. The benefits for the power corporations are increased profits.
They no longer need meter readers.
Micro control of the electricity supply allows them to charge more for electricity.
Smart meters enable them to record huge amounts of private customer behaviour, and sell it for profit.
Financial benefit from the sale of smart appliances.
How has this all come about? They grease the political system on both sides of politics. Overseas, Congressmen, and other in government bureaucrats have ended up with lucrative corporate jobs at the end of their tenure.
They tell you it will help the environment, but each smart meter uses around 1,200 watts per day, which you pay for. Every smart device will use more electricity because the data collection and wireless transmission circuitry needs to be on all the time. Everywhere this technology has been rolled out electricity charges have gone up significantly!
Their slick campaigns focus on convenience. How cool it will be to get up in the morning and walk into the kitchen and say, “Make Coffee,” and your coffee maker will make coffee, or say TV turn on, to turn on the TV.
No mention of documented multiple detrimental effects to populations where these meters have been installed!
Major health issues for large numbers of people, causing personal financial losses.
Customers ended up paying for the cost in their electricity bills for the new meters and installation.
Used for mass surveillance.
The security of all these Internet of things smart devices is also a major issue! Yes they are frequently hacked. Peter Dodwell gave an example of baby monitors!
I roared with laughter when I read this one. Class action against a sex vibrator company. They had been collecting extensive usage data of people who had purchased their product, without their knowledge!
Members are flat out keeping their present gadgets secure and up to date. What are your chances of keeping your smart fridge, smart washing machine, smart TV baby monitor etc., updated and secured with the latest patches!
When devices like this are hacked on mass, they can be used as a controlled army to take down Internet connected infrastructure. This has happened numerous times already, and we are only at the early stages of this roll out.
Large numbers of people where smart meters have been rolled out have developed microwave sickness, now called electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS).
The main symptoms of EHS are headaches, chronic fatigue, recurring infections, difficulties concentrating, memory loss, inexplicable unhappiness, dermatological symptoms, irritability or sleeplessness, heart problems, poor blood circulation, disorientation, nasal congestion, reduced libido, thyroid disorders, eye discomfort, tinnitus, increased need to urinate, listlessness, capillary fragility, cold hands and feet, and stiff muscles. If you have any of these symptoms, always check with your doctor to eliminate other possible causes.
Here are free tips and information to help protect your family's health, safety, security, and privacy!
The best way to slash electricity bills is to religiously turn off lights and other devices at the wall, when not in use!
To opt out of having a smart meter installed on your home, unit complex or business, use the information provided in the free Smart Meter Protection Kit. http://sccc.org.au/wifi/Smart-Meter-Installation-Protection-Kit-Updated.pdf
Free Wireless Safety Kit, page 2 includes practical ways to improve you and your family's safety. http://sccc.org.au/wifi/microwave-safety-chart.pdf
- More Info https://stopsmartmeters.com.au/
For everyone's health, safety, and privacy, please pass this handout onto friends, relatives and neighbours, because we also need them to say NO! Do letter box drops, hand it out, email it, plus post it on web sites and social media. Flyer download link.
More excellent short videos on the subject.
Extract from Queensland Government web site:
New national metering rules are expected to come into effect on 1 December 2017, making digital meters the standard meter for all customers. This means that whenever a new meter is installed, a digital meter will be the default option. However, in limited circumstances, customers in existing premises may opt-out of having a digital meter.
After the commencement of the new rules, small customers will not need to do anything. Your electricity distributor (e.g. Energex, Ergon Energy) will continue to provide metering services at your premises until you decide to install a digital meter, or the meter needs replacement (e.g. due to fault or age)."
Australia news articles about health affects
Today Tonight - Smart Meter Problems
Northcote resident says smart meter caused her tinnitus
Smart meter problems force Balwyn North family out of home
PUNITIVE POWER and the 'smart meter' TYRANNY part 1
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