Site editor’s note:  Counties Power is currently installing “smart meters” in the area in which it maintains electricity lines (Franklin and Papkura areas.) These meters are in a mesh network.  For further details see this link:

Below you can read a letter from a retired nurse who asserted her right to say no to a “smart meter” because of the potential effects on her health and privacy.

Counties Power responded to the letter below  by informing the nurse in writing that a “smart meter” will not be installed; a great result, so the letter below could be used as a template for other people who do not want a “smart meter”.

(For more information on how to prevent a “smart meter” installation please see this link:  ) 

Please note that even if you have a written agreement with your electricity company (or lines company) not to install a “smart meter” it is prudent to put a lock and sign on your meter box in case of communication glitches mean that your name is not removed from the installation list.


This is a legal notice.

Be advised, you and all other parties are hereby denied consent for installation and use of any and all “Smart Meters”, “Smart Boxes”, “Advanced Meters” or any other surveillance and activity monitoring device, or devices, at the above property.

These devices can impinge on my privacy, due to it having the capability of being a surveillance system, can impinge on my health due to the possible carcinogen as acknowledged by the WHO, specifically radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, emitted by your wireless ‘Smart Meter’. The ‘Smart Meter’ also emits biologically destructive “pulsed” and “dirty electricity” radiation in one’s home, and that is UNLAWFUL because your power company has no easement (rightful access) to do that!! A ‘Smart Meter’ also has potential to interfere with my freedom, which is inherent – not the benefit of citizenship, nor conferred/granted me by government or any other agency. The potential for ‘Smart Meters’ to misuse my personal data is unethical. With a ‘Smart Meter’ installed, my freedom to do what I want, when I want, in my own home can be potentially curtailed and monitored by Counties Power computers.

Unethical too is the absence of any notification by Counties Power that having a ‘Smart Meter’ installed at people’s homes is optional. Analogue meters are a proven and perfectly reliable and safe technology having been in use since 1872.

Installation and use of any surveillance and activity monitoring device that sends and receives communications technology is hereby refused and prohibited. Informed consent is legally required for installation of any surveillance device and any device that will collect and transmit private and personal data to undisclosed and unauthorized parties for undisclosed and unauthorized purposes. Authorization for sharing of personal and private information may only be given by the originator and subject of that information. That authorization is hereby denied and refused with regard to the above property and all its occupants.

This property is owned under ‘a grant in fee simple title’ and trespass applies for entry without invitation or the express written permission from the property owners.

All contact with the property owners must be in writing.

Yours faithfully,