Need help to remove Smart meter

Status
Not open for further replies.

RoyT50

Novice Member
I've just moved into a new house and found that there are smart meters installed. Please don't tell me it's my fault for not checking before buying, I know only too well, but it's something I just never thought about, I just can't believe the previous owners were so stupid as to have them installed.

I asked the energy supplier to remove them but am having no joy. I need to know how do I get them to remove these meters and install analogue ones? failing that, I need advice on how to do it myself?.

I'm so angry right now I feel like taking a sledge hammer to the things, if I don't get it sorted asap that's exactly what I'll be doing.
 

IronGiant

Moderator
Erm, OK...
Let's start with: Why are they a problem?
 

rousetafarian

Moderator
And secondly, I’m nearly sure they belong to the utility provider so don’t hit them with a lump hammer
 

MrFraggle

Distinguished Member
A sledge hammer and mains electricity allways go well together, please film the deed if you intend to use this tool to remove these offensive meters.
 

busterbenny2001

Distinguished Member
What difference does the type of meter fitted make? I had a smart meter with British Gas they were crap as a provider I changed as soon as possible and unplugged the info hub in the house the meter hasn’t changed it still counts the units?
 

RoyT50

Novice Member
A sledge hammer and mains electricity allways go well together, please film the deed if you intend to use this tool to remove these offensive meters.
I know there's a risk, that's the only thing stopping me so far, that's why I'm looking for advice first.
 

RoyT50

Novice Member
What difference does the type of meter fitted make? I had a smart meter with British Gas they were crap as a provider I changed as soon as possible and unplugged the info hub in the house the meter hasn’t changed it still counts the units?
You're obviously not aware but a smart meter is one that they have constant data from, so they know when you're home and when you're out, when you go on holiday etc by knowing when you use electric/gas, that is a burglars dream. There is also the health risk from the device.
 

busterbenny2001

Distinguished Member
You're obviously not aware but a smart meter is one that they have constant data from, so they know when you're home and when you're out, when you go on holiday etc by knowing when you use electric/gas, that is a burglars dream. There is also the health risk from the device.

Thanks I’ll be back in a week just off to find that sledgehammer:)
 

IronGiant

Moderator
You're obviously not aware but a smart meter is one that they have constant data from, so they know when you're home and when you're out, when you go on holiday etc by knowing when you use electric/gas, that is a burglars dream. There is also the health risk from the device.
Do you own a mobile phone or have wifi?
 

IronGiant

Moderator
ou're obviously not aware but a smart meter is one that they have constant data from, so they know when you're home and when you're out, when you go on holiday etc by knowing when you use electric/gas, that is a burglars dream.
Just get a timer/valve to randomly turn on an arc welder and vent the gas supply, the burglars will never know you aren't there.
Top Tip, don't have that happen at the same time. Unless...
 

mitchec1

Distinguished Member
And secondly, I’m nearly sure they belong to the utility provider so don’t hit them with a lump hammer
Or do lose electricity, blow himself up and if he survives get prosecuted.

Or more importantly the anti tamper parts will inform the supplier
 

mitchec1

Distinguished Member
You're obviously not aware but a smart meter is one that they have constant data from, so they know when you're home and when you're out, when you go on holiday etc by knowing when you use electric/gas, that is a burglars dream. There is also the health risk from the device.
  • You can tell us how often you’d prefer us to collect your meter readings (half-hourly, daily or monthly) through My Account, here, or by calling 01926 320 700.
  • You can tell us how often you’d like us to collect your readings at the time of installation or after. If you don’t tell us within seven days, we’ll continue to collect your readings on a daily basis.
You can find more information about your rights in our privacy policy.

From which

Can I decide what data is shared?
Your energy company, and the energy networks, can access appropriate data remotely to enable them to send you accurate bills and carry out other essential tasks.

It is up to you to decide how much data your energy supplier collects from your smart meter, eg monthly, daily or half-hourly. If you do not inform your supplier of your preferences, they can collect a daily meter read.

You can also decide whether your supplier can use your meter reads for sales and marketing purposes.

You will also be able to share data with third parties (such as switching sites) if you want them to give you advice on the best tariff for you.

You are allowed to change your mind about any of your choices at any time.

If you are worried about the data your smart meter collects, read our guide on what data your smart meter is allowed to collect about you.

For more information on making any of the choices above or any other questions about your data, contact your energy supplier.
 

Sonic67

Distinguished Member
You're obviously not aware but a smart meter is one that they have constant data from, so they know when you're home and when you're out, when you go on holiday etc by knowing when you use electric/gas, that is a burglars dream. There is also the health risk from the device.
You will have numerous devices on, holiday or not. The fridge and freezer thermostats will be randomly switching on and off.

And has there ever been a case of energy company employees tipping off burglars?
 

Sloppy Bob

Distinguished Member
Tin foil hat anyone?
I'd ask you to send me one but I'm sure my postie works for a super-secret government surveillance unit that's observing my transmissions to the home planet.*



* I always send my transmissions to ZargBlatt 7 via RM tracked 48 service.
 

Sonic67

Distinguished Member
Change energy provider.

Six reasons to say no to a smart meter

Some of the "first generation" smart meters fitted in households are currently incompatible with a new national communications network - which is how your usage data is transmitted to the energy provider.

Meters not connected to this system "go dumb" when consumers switch suppliers, meaning their new smart meters are no better than the old-fashioned ones.
 

SteveCritten

Distinguished Member
I don’t want a smart meter particularly because of the big brother thing but if I bought a house with one I am not that bothered that I would have it removed.
 

Trollslayer

Distinguished Member
You're obviously not aware but a smart meter is one that they have constant data from, so they know when you're home and when you're out, when you go on holiday etc by knowing when you use electric/gas, that is a burglars dream. There is also the health risk from the device.
Sorry but that is not the case.
Such a system would require frequent calls which would cost the supplier a lot of money.
What they are interested in is billing information plus some other information for customer profiling and they don't need that in real time, maybe once a week or once a month.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Similar threads

Trending threads

Latest news

Disney+ subscribers experience launch day technical jitters
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Netflix to stop supporting older Samsung TVs in December
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Kanto launches TUK active wireless speaker in UK
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Elipson launches new Planet W35 speaker
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
AVForums Podcast: 11th November 2019
  • By Phil Hinton
  • Published

Latest threads

Top Bottom