You can usually find the folks at iFixit tearing down electronics with an eye toward expanding your knowledge of how to repair your electronic devices and keep them out of landfills by extending electronics’ life span.
What’s inside a smart meter? iFixit tears it down article tells that the technicians at iFixit got their hands on an Elster Rex2 Watt-hour meter and they had opportunity to evaluate the health and safety issues that seem to surround the utilities’ installation of smart meters. This smart meter has nonvolatile memory, advanced security with encryption, the ability to make remote upgrades, and support for 900-MHz and 2.4-GHz ZigBee communication.
The Smart Grid depends on smart meters with sophisticated communication capabilities to monitor energy usage and allow residential and business consumers alike to make informed choices about how much energy to use and when to consume it.