Citizens for Safe Technology
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Smart Meter Action Kit
This "Smart Meter" Action Kit contains valuable information about so-called "Smart Meters." Conveniently, this information is being withheld by hydro and power authorities in hopes that deployment will go ahead unchallenged, without sufficient research into the health, safety and security issues involved.
SMART METER ACTION KIT OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTION
MAILING ADDRESS for BC HYDRO SMART METER CLASS ACTION:
Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
PO Box 52061
Beacon Ave. RPO
Sidney, BC V8L 5V9
EMAIL ADDRESS for registration or letters to BCUC: firstname.lastname@example.org
EMAIL ADDRESS for BC HYDRO / Greg Reimer email@example.com
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Instrument information and manual with technical specifications and EXAMPLE SOUND FILES
The Acoustimeter and Acousticom2 are made by Alasdair Philips of Powerwatch. This is their UK website: http://www.emfields-solutions.com/detectors/acousticom-2.asp
Another source for meters and other information in Canada is EMF Solutions.
The Acoustimeters are good basic meters that measure RF in the environment. They are not as accurate as more sophisticated meters used by reputable evaluation professionals.
The Acoustimeter is a versatile microwave detector. It presents RF measurements as an audio signal, with LEDs and accurate readings on an LCD screen. It also measures both the peak and average readings at the same time. It covers the spectrum from TETRA all the way up to and beyond the 5.6 GHz WiFi and WiMax frequencies, and is sensitive down to 0.02 V/m, making it a suitable instrument for those with severe electrosensitivity.
The Acousticom 2 is the newest microwave detector. It presents RF measurements as an audio signal, with LEDs and an alarm at high levels of RF (you can also switch the sound off if you prefer to be less obvious when taking readings). With simple controls, easy to read results, but still using the same advanced microwave detector as our Acoustimeter, this instrument is perfect for those on a budget. It is smaller and lighter than the Acoustimeter, and comes in its own carry pouch.
Updated Links to Participation Forms, Q and A and other information for anyone opposed to BC Hydro's Smart Meter Program
BC Hydro Tactics Update
for BC Hydro customers who are wondering what is going on with BC Hydro as of May 1, 2014
Opt-Out Sign for Analog in preparation for meter exchange (seal expiry announcement from Hydro)
1. CLASS ACTION
COMPLETE THIS FORM TO PARTICIPATE:
2. IMMEDIATE ACTION:
Opt-out Sign for your ANALOG
3. WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW?
* Check out the postings under BCUC/BC Hydro Class Action on this website for ongoing news and updates.
4. TAKE ACTION IN
Executive Summary (ES) for distribution - Click link to view the FULL REPORT
"It is vital that all of you help to get this smart metering program stopped NOW, not next year, NOW. Here is proof that smart meters are fire hazards. We must demand that they be removed from all homes. Even if you don't have one on your home, in all likelihood there is one near you. Fires spread.
"Why has there been denial that this risk exists? Profit, greed, corporate pressure, incompetence?
"Once we give this evidence to our MLAs, they cannot say they didn't know. They have a duty to do all they can to get these things off homes immediately, or else they become as guilty as Bill Bennett and Hydro.
For customers who have chosen #3 on Hydro's List of "options"
FOR THOSE OF US WITH ANALOG METERS:
To be displayed on analog meter to ensure that BC Hydro's installers are aware of your "choice" to retain your analog and to accept no other.
Make sure to include the date, and provide the information at the bottom of the sign. This replaces the more generic "NO TRESPASSING" sign that was previously available.
THE WORLD'S FIRST FREE ONLINE EMF EVENT
Enter your e-mail to get your free ticket to the EMF Summit. Starts September 2, 2014.
There will be an interview a week that you can listen to for 48 hours.
Thank you for joining us in the EMF Summit.
For those not registered yet here's what to expect.
We're thrilled to gather a stellar lineup of world class experts to give you a complete picture of electromagnetic fields. bbbbLearn how they affect our health, our children and our environment.
Initially we'd planned to kick off with our first video interview today and have one available interview every day of the week for 24 hours.
After reflecting on the enormous amount of information available for you to absorb we've changed our plans.
Also many of the viewers are electromagnetically sensitive and couldn't tolerate that many hours online per week.
The launch will take place on Tuesday Sept 2.
Watch the video for 48 hours, as many times as you want free of charge.
We'll keep you informed.
for FortisBC ELECTRICAL customers specifically - originally issued in August, 2013
FortisBC's Electricity Utility provides electrical service to approximately 111,500 customers in the south central part of the province including Kelowna, Osoyoos, Trail, Castlegar, Princeton and Rossland. They also service approximately 48,000 customers through the wholesale supply of power to municipal distributors in the communities of Rossland, Summerland, Penticton, Grand Forks and Nelson. This OPT OUT is for all of FortisBC's electrical customers.
N.B. This form is NOT for BC Hydro customers. Although Fortis provides gas services to BC Hydro customers, it does NOT supply their electricity.
This Opt Out Registration Notice is the means whereby you can register your choice to decline a FortisBC smart meter. It is designed to be used by anyone, with or without a "smart meter", who chooses to opt-out of Fortis B.C.'s AMI (smart metering) program.
The notice can be downloaded, printed off and distributed to friends and acquaintances in the areas above who receive their electricity from FortisBC. Other good places to distribute this information is in health stores, health professionals' offices, businesses or any other receptive public venue served by FortisBC.
Registration Notice, instructions and background information (updated)
FOR FortisBC Customers
As yet there is no Class Action Lawsuit in motion in the FortisBC Electric service area.
In the meantime, we encourage FortisBC customers to register their refusal of a smart meter with FortisBC using the following "No-Fee Opt-Out Registration Notice" form.
Smart Meter NO-FEE OPT OUT Registration Notice FortisBC
FortisBC No Trespassing Sign
FortisBC confirmation of application
September 18, 2013: FortisBC Inc Radio-Off AMI Meter Option Application to BCUC
B.C. Energy Minister Bill Bennett and BC Hydro state that there have been no fires or dangerous incidents involving smart meters. Are they deceitful or just incompetent?
Issued in May 2014 - Applicable to any time of any year . . .
Smart Meters/ Risky Business?
This poster would make an excellent sign or poster for car, home, workplace . . . Best if printed in colour.
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Meetings and events on the issue of wireless technologies in homes and communities throughout North America.
Click the button above to sign our online petition to return to hardwired computers in schools.
Click the button above to sign our online petition against Smart Meters in British Columbia.
Citizens For Safe Technology
"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
Citizens for Safe Technology is a not-for-profit educational society made up of parents, grandparents, teachers, business professionals, scientists, politicians and lawyers concerned about the exponential increase in public exposure to harmful wireless technologies.
We believe a profound urgency exists to protect the unsuspecting public, especially children, youth and pregnant mothers from unsafe wireless technologies.
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