Zigbee is part of the Smart Network that both the Electric companies (BC Hydro & FortisBC ), Gas Companies (FortisBC) and the Appliance companies have a plan for in the not to distant future.  The so called “Smart Appliances” will communicate with the smart meter network.


Itron Smart Meter information states this about Zigbee :

Regular Model3G Model In addition, each OpenWay CENTRON meter comes factory-equipped with a ZigBee® radio chip to provide a built-in communications pathway into the home for data presentation, load control and demand response.  ZigBee also provides a communication channel with 2.4GZ OpenWay Gas Modules.

” Zigbee Transceiver – Enables communication with Home Area Network (HAN) devices” 

” Home Area Network (HAN) :  Every OpenWay CENTRON meter includes a ZigBee radio for interfacing with the HAN, in-home displays and load control devices.  The OpenWay CENTRON can store consumption from 2.4GZ OpenWay gas modules utilizing the ZigBee radio.


LTE Model :  ” The OpenWay CENTRON Cellular LTE takes advantage of new advanced 4G LTE networks. This results in more efficient coverage, higher bandwidth and longer network longevity. The OpenWay CENTRON Cellular LTE includes both a ZigBee® wireless component and an LTE ICM that can be tailored to fit your unique needs. The module comes factory installed within the OpenWay CENTRON meter—the solution ships as one complete unit, ready for field deployment. “

” ORS helps utility representatives understand the operational performance of their smart grid and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) implementations. With ORS, utilities will have the ability to:   4 – Access granular details captured from OpenWay network devices (routers, extenders, ZigBee® devices and smart meters) ”


Itron’s reference page to Zigbee



Letter by Jerry Flynn to Nevada – Smart Meters and Meshed Networks – Nov_9-2014 (PDF)

” The second transmitter inside every Smart Meter is the quintessential Trojan Horse, which utilities call the “ZigBee.” It emits its radiation – in all directions – on the microwave oven frequency of 2.4 GHz and radiates for approximately 250 feet!  The ZigBee is there for one reason only: to control and operate the 15-or-so “Smart Appliances” electric utilities envisage being in every home of tomorrow. Note: Smart Appliances all have their own Zigbee-compatible transmitter, receiver and antenna radio circuit enabling each to communicate its individual consumption data to the utility, via the ZigBee radio and, in turn, receive instructions from the utility via the ZigBee radio circuitry. Pacific Gas and Electric, San Diego Gas and Electric and Silver Springs Networks have all admitted that Smart Meters are active almost constantly throughout the day/night in perpetuity – contrary to what all electric utilities tell governments and the public!

From just the above, it can be seen that in even the smallest ‘meshed-community’ of just 500 homes, there will suddenly be over 8,500 radio transmitters (500 LANs + 500 ZigBees plus 7,500 ZigBee-compatible Smart Appliances {500 homes x 15 appliances per home}) all of which will emit harmful low-level, pulsed, non-thermal microwave radiation throughout each and every day in perpetuity! And of these 8,500 microwave transmitters, 7,500 of them will be INSIDE your home radiating on you and your family – as well as spying on you! And none of them can be shut off! “








Zigbee Resource Guide Magazine – Smart Homes








Smart Appliances

Although most appliance manufacturers have Smart Appliances in mind,  most people don’t see a real need for them.   The Zigbee chip communicating with a smart meter in order to save you money on electricity? – and create even more eletrosmog in the process – it just doesn’t seem practical to many people.


Standards for Smart Appliances

( including BSH, Diehl, GE, Electrolux, Friedrich Air, Invensys, LG Electronics,  Miele, Samsung, Sub-Zero, Whirlpool, EnerNex )



Disable Samsung “smart appliance” features and RF radiation





Companies are arguing that any device that has computerized software in it, e.g. a ZigBee chip in a smeter or appliance, must be used as directed by the company. We do not own the appliance to use as we wish and, it seems, we cannot remove the chip that might be invading our privacy. Already there are appliances that say in the warranty that if the chip is removed or tampered with, the warranty is null and void.  Bill C-11 in Canada seems to be saying we lose all control once we “buy” a product with some computer capacity.

“In Canada, Bill C-11, the 2012 Copyright Modernization Act, updated our existing rules to enshrine many of the same prohibitions against breaking digital locks that make the DMCA a target for reformers.”



We already have seen that Samsung TVs capture voices and motion, invading privacy within our homes. We need to fight to retain our right to privacy.




How to disable Wi-Fi on a Samsung SmartTV




GE WIFI CONNECT “Smart Appliances”




LG “Smart Appliances”



Samsung “E-Smart Over ride” – Smart Grid Mode or Demand Response Mode



Whirlpool Smart Appliance Project starts in 2012 –  www.smartgrid.gov



Cell phone access with Appliances






Smart Appliances expected to pick up in the next 4 years






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LG threatens to put Wi-Fi in every appliance it releases in 2017

Plus, its new smart fridge includes Amazon’s Alexa and a bunch of cameras.

Andrew Cunningham  –  5/1/2017

In the past few years, products at CES have increasingly focused on putting the Internet in everything, no matter how “dumb” the device in question is by nature. It’s how we’ve ended up with stuff like this smart hairbrush, this smart air freshener, these smart ceiling fans, or this $100 pet food bowl that can order things from Amazon.

Now that phenomenon is reaching its logical endpoint: during the company’s CES press conference today, LG marketing VP David VanderWaal says that “starting this year” all of LG’s home appliances will feature “advanced Wi-Fi connectivity.” One of the flagship appliances that will make good on this promise is the Smart Instaview Refrigerator, a webOS-powered Internet-connected fridge that among other things supports integration with Amazon’s Alexa service.

Alexa isn’t an inherently bad fit for a refrigerator, which like the Amazon Echo itself can just sit in the corner of your kitchen awaiting your command. The main problem there is that LG hasn’t announced how much this fridge will cost; it’s almost certainly going to be more than the cost of adding an Amazon Echo to your current kitchen setup or even the cost of an Echo plus a new dumb fridge that just sits there and keeps food cold without connecting to your network. Other potentially useful additions include “stickers and tags” you attach to specific items in the fridge to denote what food is stored where and when it expires, which lets the fridge generate alerts when foods are close to spoiling. A wide-angle camera mounted inside the fridge lets you look inside your fridge remotely just in case you think you left something off your grocery list.

Things veer off track when you start talking about the fridge’s other features. For instance, you can tap twice on its 29-inch 1080p touchscreen to turn the screen “transparent” and see what’s in your fridge, something that would normally require grabbing the handle of the fridge and applying an amount of force sufficient to open the door. That the fridge is powered by webOS also opens it up to Internet browsing and apps, just in case the experience of standing in front of your regular fridge with a phone or tablet isn’t enough.



Appliances Introducing Stealth EMF Into Our Homes

Posted on May 27, 2011 by Josh Hart



Smart Home Systems, Smart Speakers & Privacy

Feb 6, 2018







Six Google Patents describe a new Home Automation System Covering Home Security