One Hamilton resident has reported on a strategy that was successfully used to prevent WEL Energy from installing a “smart box”. (The “smart box” is a new technology being introduced by WEL Energy to send information remotely to to WEL Energy.)
The procedure used to prevent the “smart box” installation was to send WEL Energy a letter by registered mail. The text of the letter is below.
Text of letter sent to WEL Energy which prevented the installation of the “smart box”:
NOTICE OF NO CONSENT TO TRESPASS
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. 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.