Who could have guessed there is a patent on spying with a smart meter? Certainly NOT the idiots at SLVREC, the San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, they claim smart meters are for our convenience! So we can better manage our usage:) How thoughtful… They protest that our personal information and daily habits are safe even though the technology to spy on you is built right in! If you don’t want the convenience of their smart meter than they’ll do you a solid and come and remove the pole and wiring from your home! How convenient!
A Patent Exists To Provide Home Surveillance Using AMI Smart Meters
AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) Smart Meters (AMI SMs) are being forced on to everyone’s home, apartment, condo and businesses in the United States with total disregard for numerous legal aspects, with one specifically-egregious issue experiencing total abandonment or disregard for the U.S. Constitution, plus individuals’ rights under their respective home states’ constitutions.
Another issue I will not discuss here, but is crucial, is AMI SMs are fire hazards since most are built with plastic parts, are not grounded with surge protectors as analog meters were, and are subject to spiking sinusoidal wave activity, aka “dirty electricity”, thousands of times each day traveling over 60 Hz-rated copper wires inside home walls. If there’s a fire caused by an AMI SM, it’s deemed to be the property owner’s fault. Really!
So, what am I talking about? Privacy and the right to be secure in your home! The Search and Seizure aspects found and shielded in the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution are not being respected nor enforced by state public utility commissions and utility companies, most of who are harassing customers!
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.  [CJF emphasis]