The New York Safe Utility Meter Association, NYSUMA, is dedicated to the the continued use of safe and privacy protecting electro-mechanical analog meters. We research non-invasive alternatives to the smart grid. We alert consumers to the dangers of computerized electronic utility meters and we explore the impacts of electronic utility meters on public health, safety, privacy and utility rates. We do this through public hearings, conferences and forums. Additional areas of concern include raising awareness about other forms of technology such as Wi-Fi, cell phones, cell towers and 5G.
Analog meters protect our privacy and are the safest utility meters available at this time. They are not flammable, contain NO electronic components and therefore do not have or need UL approval. Analog meters do not transmit radiofrequency radiation or cause fires. They cannot be used by a utility to collect your personal utility usage data for selling to third parties.
Electronic meters, also known as “smart,” AMR, ERT, AMI, PLC, digital "opt-out," are not safe. Electronic meters are flammable and cause fires because they do not have surge arrestors or circuit breakers. Almost all electronic devices are UL approved - electronic meters are not! Electronic meters transmit dangerous and unprecedented levels of pulsed radiofrequency radiation all day every day, in and around buildings, making some people very sick. Electronic meters were designed to get rid of meter readers and to collect your personal utility usage data for utilities to sell to third parties, without your permission.