The government’s scheme to roll out smart meters in every British home by 2020 is slowly making progress.
The objective of smart meters – which automatically take gas and electricity usage readings and transmit them to suppliers – is to reduce costs, raise awareness of energy consumption and deliver more control to households and businesses.
But beneath the surface there is a concern that the meters are not secure enough, and are therefore susceptible to hacking.Utilities are becoming more vulnerable
There is a general view that the security of the devices is too simplistic and weak. This is a real concern for both customers and the utility companies.
The personal data collected by these devices is often sent via the mobile data network and, since utility companies are reluctant to transmit via broadband services, they could be liable if a meter was... Read more