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ActewAGL offering meter padlocks

By johnboy - 6 January 2012 30

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.

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ActewAGL offering meter padlocks
Chop71 2:42 pm 06 Jan 12

$55 wow. I ope they sell 1000s of them

Dilandach 2:35 pm 06 Jan 12

NoImRight said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

AG Canberra said :

Is a prankster worse than a hooligan? What about a deadbeat? Or a little bugger? Do they all muck around with meter boxes?

I thought it was rapscallions who participated in this sort of behaviour.

No they get up to shenanigans. Often seen with scamps.

Sure you’re not confusing them with rascals?

G-Fresh 2:29 pm 06 Jan 12

Been available for eons.

No news here.

Henry82 2:27 pm 06 Jan 12

TIL people are playing with meter boxes. That is pretty stupid imo, particularly with older houses/wiring

niftydog 2:07 pm 06 Jan 12

matt31221 said :

The locks are worth the 55 bucks, they are solid quality Australian made.

Are they fully stainless steel?

matt31221 1:59 pm 06 Jan 12

Instant Mash said :

Personally, I’ve never had such a problem. But $55 for a padlock!?

Yeah, I always recommend to the customer to call ActewAGL switch and get a padlock when I was doing Solar meter installs. It is definitely worth it for peace of mind.

The locks are worth the 55 bucks, they are solid quality Australian made. And no-one will screw with your meter box. (this is the opinion of Matt31221 and not ActewAGL).

NoImRight 1:55 pm 06 Jan 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

AG Canberra said :

Is a prankster worse than a hooligan? What about a deadbeat? Or a little bugger? Do they all muck around with meter boxes?

I thought it was rapscallions who participated in this sort of behaviour.

No they get up to shenanigans. Often seen with scamps.

colourful sydney rac 1:52 pm 06 Jan 12

AG Canberra said :

Is a prankster worse than a hooligan? What about a deadbeat? Or a little bugger? Do they all muck around with meter boxes?

I thought it was rapscallions who participated in this sort of behaviour.

niftydog 1:51 pm 06 Jan 12

55 BUCKS!!!?

poetix 1:47 pm 06 Jan 12

The price isn’t 1930s.

NoImRight 1:40 pm 06 Jan 12

johnboy said :

NoImRight said :

Those darn pranksters. It is 1930 right?

A few years ago my apartment block had recurring problems with kids flicking our power on and off for thrills.

Stopped once we caught one and gave him a choice between calling the police or their parents. (Good parents)

Not disputing the possibility that this happens, just enjoying someone dusting off “pranksters” and taking it for a walk.

AG Canberra 1:38 pm 06 Jan 12

Is a prankster worse than a hooligan? What about a deadbeat? Or a little bugger? Do they all muck around with meter boxes?

johnboy 1:38 pm 06 Jan 12

NoImRight said :

Those darn pranksters. It is 1930 right?

A few years ago my apartment block had recurring problems with kids flicking our power on and off for thrills.

Stopped once we caught one and gave him a choice between calling the police or their parents. (Good parents)

Instant Mash 1:36 pm 06 Jan 12

Personally, I’ve never had such a problem. But $55 for a padlock!?

NoImRight 1:32 pm 06 Jan 12

Those darn pranksters. It is 1930 right?

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