The radio devices, which are attached to the meters, transfer the service data via wireless signal. The energy exposure from an automated meter’s radio signal or radio frequency (RF) is significantly less than common household devices, including cell phones, laptops, microwaves, baby monitors and internet routers. It is also important to understand that automated meters only transmit signals four times a day for less than a fraction of a second each time, unlike household devices that often transmit continuously, such as those in the image below.
The devices do not exceed health and safety standards set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for energy emission levels. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Image credit: City of Santa Barbara