- Are “smart” meters installed by experienced technicians?
- I’ve read about fires associated with “smart” meters. Is it true they can cause fires?
- I had a fire after they installed a “smart” meter. What can I do?
- Is it true that “smart” meters have not been certified by Underwriters’ Laboratories?
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Q: Are “smart” meters installed by experienced technicians?
No, utility companies are subcontracting with companies like Wellington Energy and Corix- who hire temporary workers- not professional electricians as the Federal Communications Commission requires. This is not the only violation of FCC safety regulations.
Q: I’ve read about fires associated with “smart” meters. Is it true they can cause fires?
Yes, fires have been reported after smart meter installations, along with shorting or burning-out of appliances and electronics of all types.
Read the following interview with a “smart” meter installer, to learn shocking details of how meter installers can be poorly trained, new workers who sometimes install them incorrectly, and are only given 15 minutes for each one. Incorrectly installed “smart” meters can be fire hazards. Stop Smart Meters! Exclusive: Interview with the Wellington Energy Whistleblower. EMF Safety Network has a must-read, extensive section on Smart Meter Fires and Explosions.
If you are hearing humming, buzzing in the wires, have power going on and off, your home may be at risk for “smart” meter fires or burn-outs of your home appliances. Read the EMF Safety Network info on the above link, report it to your local utility company by phone and in writing, document the problem, and consider checking with your electrician. These types of problems may not be covered by your insurance if the damage is caused by the utility company. Read: Smart Meter Arcing Hazard. We have heard reports “off the record” that fire chiefs and firefighters have expressed serious misgivings about the new meters and their association with electrical fires.
Q: I had a fire after they installed a “smart” meter, and I think it was from the meter. What can I do?
Document your experience as well as you can, and insist your local fire department investigate the cause of the fire, if they haven’t already done so. Write your utility with the documentation. Call your local media such as newspaper or TV reporters who advocate on consumer issues. Report your experience to us at StopSmartMeters.org or to EMFSafetyNetwork.org.
Q: Is it true that “smart” meters have not been certified by Underwriters’ Laboratories?
Yes, that is true. This basic safety testing precaution, which is required by the government for each and every appliance in your home, was neither implemented by manufacturers nor demanded by utilities or regulators for “smart” meters.