ActewAGL are spreading the word that they’re selling electricity meter locks to stop those pesky kids blowing your electronics up by wiggling the mains switch:
An ActewAGL padlock can be fitted to many electricity meter boxes to secure the meter box while still allowing ActewAGL to gain access for maintenance and meter-reading purposes.
ActewAGL Acting General Manager Networks Lyn Iacumin said, “Your meter box controls the flow of electricity into your home and houses important electrical equipment, such as the meter, main switch, fuses and possibly your circuit breakers.
“In the past we have received reports of meter boxes being tampered with and homes having the power switched off by pranksters. That’s why we offer meter padlocks that allow the resident and ActewAGL access while keeping others out of the meter box.
“An ActewAGL padlock can provide added security and peace of mind, especially during this time of year when many Canberrans head off on holiday.”
The locks go for $55 (less for pensioners) and you can get them from ActewAGL shopfronts.