• Headaches, Insomnia, Fatigue, Tinnitus, Heart Palpitations, Irritability, Decreased Immune Function, Decreased Cognitive Function
  • Fire Risk
  • Safety and Security Issues
  • Detrimental to Animals, Wildlife and the Environment
  • Not Green
  • No Cost Savings
  • Your Private Data Sold 



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21st September 2017 The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (formerly CER) announced €1.2bn plan to install a smart electricity and gas meter in every home in Ireland, commencing in 2019

January 2019 – Smart electricity meters coming to your home from autumn

ESB, Siemens and Kamstrup to roll out 250,000 smart meters across Ireland with Three Ireland providing the wireless telecommunications infrastructure. 

The cost to homeowners will be an increase in bills,  as well as dangers to health, risk of fires, and security and privacy issues. Smart Meters enable utilities to control electricity usage, including domestic appliances, and allow the utility to sell personal information about the user and the household.

Smart Meters use wireless frequencies to transmit electrical, gas and water usage information direct to the utility companies. In contrast to older analogue meters, which require meter readers to check the usage, the new smart meters are read by sending information to the utilities company by wireless digital transmission. These Smart Meters are designed to transmit pulsed microwave radiation frequently (sometimes every few seconds).

Smart and digital meters also cause Dirty Electricity – another health hazard.

“They can operate autonomously or as part of a wireless ‘mesh’ network with neighbouring Smart Meters and transmit information to the utility companies using biologically unfriendly bursts of microwave radiation, 24 hours/day. Many appliances and consumer goods coming to market today feature tiny RFID chips which are capable of communicating with a ‘Smart’ Meter so that the system can log which appliances, devices and products are used, at what times and for how long.”

Around the world utility companies are replacing wired analogue electricity, gas and water meters with new generation Smart Meters at a rapid rate.  The program is already well under way in countries including North America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and some European countries.  Smart Meters are being installed across the UK. Despite what the Utility Companies will tell you, Smart Meters are NOT mandatory and you have the right to refuse them.

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Some homes in Ireland will already have had their analogue meter replaced in the last few years.

Gas Networks Ireland  have already started an upgrade programme, replacing current analogue meters with “Smart Ready” meters.   These new meters will be upgraded to wireless  meters as soon as the smart grid infrastructure is in place. ESB Networks Ireland have announced that all electricity meters will be replaced with smart meters.     Irish Water meters are also wireless.

THERE ARE SAFER OPTIONS                                 

Please note, the companies will tell you that the radiation is  low-frequency, minimal and safe. They may also give confusing information about levels of frequency and power. Whatever they say,  they will all  transmit digital wireless pulsed microwave radiation and cause dirty electricity,  over which you have no control, you can not turn off, and is detrimental to health.

Existing analogue meters are safer for you and your family.


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