I just bought a new house about 2 months ago, and just a few minutes ago a guy from the gas company shows up to check our meter and install a new one.
My husband works from home, and I am not currently working, so we see him walk down the driveway and let him in the back gate which stays locked. At
that point he says he is not just here to check the meter, but to also install a new "smart-meter".
I ask him if it is mandatory, and he says "pretty much". Then I go on to tell my husband, who is standing next to the guy, that I think that is not
true and it's an option. The guy then says that the government is pushing the smart-meters and that if we decline, they then have government
permission to break into our back yard or even house (if the meter was located there) to change it out.
I tell him that I've read plenty about them emitting wayyyy too much radiation and that I know there are litigations going on involving them. While
all this is being said, he is taking a part our pool equipment to disconnect the heater or something. I ask him to stop, and he said, "Fine, I won't
waste my time, but someone will be here once a month or more to check if you are not home. When we know you aren't home, we will jump your fence to
retrieve our property (old perfectly good meter). Then when you get home, all your pilot lights will be out, and you will have to call us back to turn
everything back on, which could take days or longer." (Insinuating that by saying no I'm screwing myself later).
My husband then points out that we have a wrought iron pointed fence around our property that is difficult to jump. The gas guy then says, "They will
find a way in somehow soon". What the heck? It got to a creepy level! This guy is threatening to put our house under surveillance to see when we
leave to trespass and install this thing.
Here are a few key points on why they are dangerous and a threat to our security:
-It has a memory that can store data for data mining
-It emits high levels of radio frequency radiation which causes cancer and infertility
-It can be hacked since it is connected to the internet and personal information can be stolen
-Hackers can create large blackouts
-It can track when you are home, what devices you may be using at certain times etc.
It is already bad enough that there is already one smart meter on the house from when we bought it. I might try out this
for "defeating" it.
Has anyone else felt threatened like this? I know that this country and others are turning into a surveillance state, but I have never been personally
threatened before. I guess it just hit close to home, literally.