Make your own smart meter shield

Here’s something that is relatively inexpensive to make that you can use to shield smart meter for temporary situations. (see video below) We recommend restoring analog meters on your home, however there are situations where a temporary shield would come in handy.  These are not for long-term use.  Thanks Amy for the video!

For longer term use, a shield using screen allows for more air circulation- here’s info on how to make one of those: 

10 thoughts on “Make your own smart meter shield”

  1. The before and after measurements are taken from the outside, however I would be interested in knowing the before and after measured on the inside of the house in various locations. I am assuming that the meter emits frequencies in all directions. You don’t live outside your house and the shield only protects from frequencies trying to pass the shield. So how is the shield effective for frequencies moving from the meter inside the house?

  2. I am being forced to pay 10$/month by PGE and $75 upfront. Really I am being forced into a smart meter, because PGE seems to have a monopoly and I am trying to research other companies. I have been calling the public advisor at the public utilities commission 1866-849-8390. I was told to speak with Sherly Lee at 1415-703-2059. I feel it is a safety issue and am wondering why so many of us are getting cancer… young ones…..We need to look to Europe and our research on Cells and DNA reactions

  3. If I put a shield on my smart meter, isn’t the electric company just going to remove it? Can they get their data if I shield it?

  4. First, try to get it restored to analog meter. If not, you might cover it with aluminum foil!

  5. Can this method be adapted to an outside ‘smart’ gas meter? In Chicago, we have no choice in having the gas company install these meters. Can I use the materials in an outdoor setting?

  6. Hi Sandi, I live in California and as there are 4 apartments right behind my house so there are 5 smart meters on one wall. This is brutal for the people in that apartment and though I am about 1.5 house lenths away, I still feel sick. I would love to make 5 shields but cannot afford them and covering just mine won’t be of much help. Do you know if meters a distance away are as bad? It isn’t on my house at all. This must be a huge problem in apartment complexes!

  7. Yes, it is a very difficult problem, and unfortunately one the CPUC has not helped people with. 5 smart meters 1 and a half homes away can cause a person symptoms.

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