As many of you are now aware there is a massive push occurring in many areas to replace the old power meters with a newer, and allegedly "more
efficient" meter for the stated purpose of saving money and energy.
the purpose of this thread is not to convince you that they are evil or have any purpose other than the one stated by the manufacturer. there are
plenty of threads already on above top secret that do a fine job explaining the surveillance uses for the meters ranging from live monitoring of power
usage, to CELLDAR RF imaging, and WiFi interception. i will not even get into who
is watching you or why
as both of those are covered
extensively in other threads as well (even though it is inevitable that someone will reply pretending that your preferences arent valuable to
in this thread i will explain both passive
ways to circumvent this infringement of privacy.
but first, in order to understand how to circumvent a technology you must first understand the technology itself. a smart meter is fundamentally the
same as your laptop computer. it has memory capable of storing data, it has a processor capable of computing data, and it has a [wireless] network
card capable of transmitting data. the primary changes in this infrastructure are the breaking down of the data itself (which use to just be a sum),
and method of sending that data to the power company. heres a rough diagram explaining the process.
our main focus will be on both the data itself, and the method of transmitting the data [wireless]
this first method is passive
in that it does not require you to change any part of the original/expected process of power usage. at least not
from the perspective of the power company... you see when you plug in your coffee pot, television, or super nintendo, there are several factors that
distinguish it from other things in the house using power. these factors are Power
(volts) , and
(Amps). Each device has its own way of mixing these variable and the "smart" meter uses its innards to distinguish those apart from
one another, and attempts to identify the who,what,where,when, and how of a devices use.
We can borrow a few ideas from the "off the grid" crowd, and accomplish what we need without actually "going off the grid".
there exists an inexpensive device that can be found at any walmart, internet, or hardware store called a
. all this device does is change a current from AC to DC. think of AC as the
power coming from your wall and DC as the power that comes out of a battery. its got the same outlets that are in your walls, but sources its power
from a battery. as with anything you get what you pay for so if efficiency is what your after, expect to pay more for your inverter.
next youll need a 12v Battery
. an old car battery will do fine although you
can buy much smaller ones for pretty cheap (far cheaper than a car battery...better get 2 so you can use one while charging the other)
last but not least a Battery Charger
. this will be
the only appliance the power company is able to see you using.
by running your actual appliances off the battery instead of directly from the wall, they will never know what appliances your using or when.
The next (more direct) approach has more risks and will almost certainly get your power turned off [eventually]. But ill explain it anyway in an
effort to better understand the technology involved.
constructing a Faraday Cage
around the meter itself will prevent it from both transmitting and
receiving data of any kind. a faraday cage is nothing more than any kind of conductive material (such as aluminum foil or Mylar or metal screen)
completely surrounding the object, and then grounded. the cage acts as an antenna, routing any and all EMF radiation to the ground. This will
certainly force a meter maid to your area, the advantage you have is that these cages are easy to construct and de-construct. i guess if you were
crafty enough you could attempt to assemble/disassemble before the employee comes and then just act stupid and suggest it is malfunctioning. they may
eventually give up and put the old one back assuming there's some type of outside interference they have no control over. but its doubtful...
a Faraday cage will also protect you against WiFi data interception. the power companies claim that the meters operate on a 900mhz frequency but this
was proven to be baloney. they operate on 2.4 ghz which is the same frequency as your wireless internet. not only are they capable of intercepting and
storing wifi data, but they are vulnerable to haxors in the same right.
haxors in your meter
the Last method requires some tech savvy, and is focused more on the CELLDAR RF imaging portion of the surveillance. Radio frequencies go through
objects and things that we normally refer to as "interference". and CELLDAR turns that interference into 3d imagining. long story short a plane
fly's over your area equipped with CELLDAR and they can see everything that falls under the RF "field" or "grid". even (specially) inside your
the key to defeating any form of RF interference imaging is to transmit the inverse of the source field. the sum of 2 inverse signals is 0. so if your
able to capture the signal (wide-band receiver) invert the signal (RF pre-amp) and then re-transmit it. If your in a car you can transmit through the
cars frame and drive around virtually invisible.
if you wish to do this on your body, same concept just attach a piezoelectrical transducer to your body and emit the signal through your skin. more
information can be found on this through an ATS search.
but of course the best defense of all, is information. by simply informing your neighborhood of the privacy and health risks to installing these
meters we can refuse the entire program before its even implemented. the program only works if everybody has one, so if we even get half of the
community to opt-out or outright refuse, then the entire program is rendered useless.
another thing not often mentioned is that they sell these carriers to the highest bidder. meaning that it is very likely that your meter is
piggybacking CELLULAR signals. cell phone companies are extremely interested in this infrastructure because by piggybacking off the carriers they
expand their area "coverage". OH but the power company will neglect to mention that when they give you their "they only transmit 4 times a day"
speil. sure they are only transmitting THEIR data 4 times a day, but the other 98% of the day the thing is still running full blast transmitting cell
phone data. the things are literally mini-cell towers...
oh yah. i dedicate this thread to the Department of Homeland Security.
Google - CELLDAR