Smart Meter SafeGuard information
Simply put, it is to protect our health along with the health of our loved ones.
Many scientists believe that exposure to radio waves (electromagnetic radiation) causes health problems. For some people, these problems can even lead to disabilities, or at least disruptive and unpleasant symptoms (e.g., migraines, headaches, poor sleep, lack of concentration, etc.). More and more people are becoming aware that their health problems are related to radio waves, especially from smart meters, because this is the only thing that has changed in their environment.
People can choose not to have WiFi, wireless phones, microwave ovens and even cellphones, but it is harder to choose not to have a smart meter. Although there is a refusal option, many people agreed to have a smart meter installed only to realize afterward that they are affected by it. What can they do? Ideally, they can have their smart meters replaced by non-networked meters (meter without a radio) and pay the price Hydro-Québec charges. Or, to prevent or eliminate health problems caused by smart meters, they can install an attenuation product such as the Smart Meter SafeGuard to reduce their exposure. For example, rather than being exposed to radiation at a rate of 20,000 μW/m2 (at 1 m), the shield reduces the level to 200 μW/m2 or less (at 1 m).
Are you moving? Take your shield with you…just install it in your new home! The Smart Meter SafeGuard is a great choice…of course!
Yes, it is very easy to install. All you need is a screwdriver.
Even with no experience, the installation will take less than 3 minutes.
It is true that the average measurement of the radiofrequency power density emitted by certain “smart” meters (Landis+Gyr) is 55μW/m2 in a 6-minute period.
That is the AVERAGE value…
We say certain smart meters because the calculation of the average includes the height of the peak, the length of the pulse and the time between each pulse.
When we measured the power density of the radiofrequencies of several smart meters with a known, calibrated instrument, we found that they all emit a pulse every 20 to 60 seconds. The power density of the pulses varies in different meters. Each pulse emits between 8000 μW/m2 and 40000 μW/m2 at peak levels.
Since it is somewhat complicated to calculate the average of a pulse wave, we use a device that generates a graph. After all, a picture paints a thousand words.
Note that the average level is far lower than the peak. Do our body cells do an average over 6 minutes before reacting to the power density invading them or, on the contrary, do they receive each pulse for what it is?
Ideally, we would not expose our bodies to these pulses at all, but if you have a smart meter (smart meter), you can reduce your exposure with a product (the Smart Meter SafeGuard) that attenuates the power density.
Because these 83 seconds represent 1720 radiofrequency pulses per day! *
We measured the power density of various meters with a known and calibrated measurement instrument. Reports by two independent firms corroborate our measurements.*
It is true that some smart meters emit pulses for a total of 83 seconds a day. According to our measurements, for example, the Landis+Gyr meters emit a short pulse every 20 to 60 seconds. The pulse ranges in duration from 46 to 63 milliseconds (0.046 to 0.063 seconds). On a human scale, this is infinitely short, but for a microchip, it is quite ordinary. In fact, microchips can work with pulses far shorter than that.
To make our calculations easier, we will assume a pulse every 60 seconds, or once a minute. There are 24 x 60 minutes in a day, for a total of 1440 minutes a day. At once a minute, that gives us about 1440 pulses a day.
Now multiply the length of the pulse, for example, 0.058 seconds, by the number of pulses a day – 1440 – and you get the 83 seconds announced by Hydro-Québec.
The body works partly by chemical reactions and partly by electrical impulses. These electrical impulses may be far shorter than those emitted by smart meters and yet still have an effect on our cells. Is it possible that the pulses emitted by smart meters can have an effect on the way the body functions?
* Refer to the document titled “Analyse de conformité des compteurs avances au Code de Sécurité 6” published by Hydro-Quebec, page 9, Table 1.
The Smart Meter SafeGuard has absolutely no effect on the data sent to Hydro-Québec. All it does it reduce the intensity of the radiation emitted by the radiofrequencies.
Your bill is likely higher because electronic meters are far more accurate than electromechanical meters. The D rate (residential) used by Hydro-Québec to calculate hydro bills is comprised of three components: the daily subscription rate, the price of energy and the price of energy over 50kW.* It is this last component that Hydro-Québec can now measure exactly, thanks to the smart meter (Landis+Gyr). Since our consumption is now transmitted every few seconds, we have no more secrets from Hydro-Québec!
A large portion of the waves is blocked by the walls of the Smart Meter SafeGuard and “imprisoned.” They cannot escape through the back of the meter because the electrical box, which is made of metal, also serves as a shield. Only a small portion escapes through the mesh to allow Hydro-Québec to receive data from the meter.
The energy that might build up in the shield is eliminated through the electric ground.
This means that with Smart Meter SafeGuard, the waves are blocked AND eliminated, which is not the case for most products on the market.
Due to the dispersion pattern of the waves and the fact that the power of the radiofrequencies is much higher in front of the meter *, it is better to block the waves in the front. This allows the radio waves that escape the shield to exit on the sides. Even though they are attenuated by the mesh, they are strong enough to meet Hydro-Québec’s data transmission requirements.
* Refer to the document titled “Analyse de conformité des compteurs avances au Code de Sécurité 6” published by Hydro-Quebec, page 11, Table 3.
No, it is not a problem. According to Hydro-Québec, they no longer need to read the meters:
“Meter readers will no longer have to enter customer premises, causing much less inconvenience, especially to customers with indoor meters. In Montréal, 70% of meters are indoors. Elsewhere in Québec, the average is 35%.”
This first step of the installation is very important. It grounds the Smart Meter SafeGuard.
Although there is mixed opinion about the need for a ground, many people believe it allows the shield to discharge. An electric charge builds up in it from the continual exposure to the radio waves, and grounding it eliminates the build-up.
It is the sole point of an electric network (in a house) that is in contact with the earth (buried in the earth), to channel fault currents outside of the network.
The earth is a conducting mass with an electric potential that is considered to be equal to zero.
According to the Building Code, an electric network is deemed non-compliant if it has a secondary or intermediary ground conductor.
There is no point in putting anything there because the electrical box itself (which is metal) blocks almost all the radio waves emitted by networked or smart meters.
Yes, a very significant impact. The intensity of any electromagnetic field diminishes as you get farther from the source generating it.
Take a smart meter that emits a power density of 45,000 μW/m2 at a distance of 1 m. At 2 m from the meter, the power density is 11,250 μW/m2. It is only at 67 m that the power density is reduced to 10 μW/m2, the maximum acceptable exposure according to the Institute of Building Biology (see link).
If you install a Smart Meter SafeGuard on that meter, however, its attenuation capacity reduces the power density to 450 μW/m2 at 1 m. To get to an exposure of under 10 μW/m2, you only need to move 7 m away.
We encourage you to look at the “Radiation Intensity as a Function of Distance” charts «Intensité de la radiation en fonction de la distance» in the “Documents” section.