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Using SDR to Read Your Smart Meter

11 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

[BeMasher] was dissatisfied with the cost of other solutions to read his smart meter, so he made a project to read it himself using an rtl-sdr dongle. Using his hacking and reverse engineering skills along with a $20 RTL-SDR dongle, [BeMasher] wrote rtlamr to automatically detect and report the consumption information reported by smart meters within range. Though designed for his Itron C1SR, [BeMasher] claims that any electronic receiver transmitter (ERT) capable smart meter should work.
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Smart meters to give UK consumers control over costs

Utilities / Energy : Smart Grid (last year)

As rising energy bills anger British consumers, a government-led infrastructure project is sparking hopes that the public will soon be able to take more control over costs – by using smart meters. In a £12 billion project, 53 millio... Read Post

Unused TV channels can be used to cut cost of smart meter technology

Utilities / Energy : Smart Grid (3 years ago)

A UK first has been revealed for smart meter reading, which could lead to significant cost and energy savings for the industry and consumers, according to Bglobal, the UK’s leading provider of smart energy solutions, and NEUL, a wor... Read Post

From vacuum cleaner hacking to weather station reverse engineering

Technology / Gadgets : Hack a Day (12 months ago)

[Spock] wanted to do a little reverse engineering of his Miele brand remote control vacuum cleaner, so he broke out his DVB-T SDR dongle to use as a spectrum analyser. Sure enough, he found a 433.83Mhz signal that his vacuum cleaner... Read Post

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