Re: Electrical smart meter (spy device w/o warrant)
The signal is sent in induced into the power lines.
We live in a valley where cell phones, wireless internet, TV signals, etc. just don't reach. When LE friends stop by, they use our land-line to check in because their police radios don't reach out of here.
But our meter transmitter works fine -
Yes, these eliminate the meter reader.
We have had it about a year now, and no problems -
If it bugs anyone, put in a timer on a light - that will show usage pattern and keep them from telling when you are home or not even if that would be useful somehow.
Reason given by one of Obama's more intellectual supporters when asked why she voted for him:
"He gave me a PHONE!!"