Multi-meter lock-off system for apartment complexes to protect against tampering


Bridgeport, CT, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — December 19, 2008 – Global producer of security systems for the electric, gas and water utility industries, Highfield Manufacturing Company, has introduced the Multi-Maxx™ electric meter bar, a patented security device designed to lock off banks of ringless-type electric meter enclosures found in apartment and multi-family complexes.  
“As tampering, energy diversion and meter theft become increasingly common, the Multi-Maxx offers property managers a solution for addressing this growing problem and ensuring a safe environment for their tenants,” said Joe McClain, Highfield’s vice president and general manager.

“The Multi-Maxx is made of weather resistant, hardened carbon steel that makes tampering or drilling virtually impossible,” he adds.
More than 600 Multi-Maxx bars have been installed in apartment complexes that were experiencing several theft and tampering incidents a day.  In every case, meter tampering and theft were eliminated after the bars were installed.
The Multi-Maxx is engineered for easy and convenient installation. It is available in two sizes and has an inner rod that telescopes to accommodate from two to three or four to six ganged meters, typical of most apartment complex meter banks. It also features an articulating arm, a patented design that allows mounting the bar on the side or bottom of meter enclosures, depending on the ganged meter configuration. Standard length barrel locks are used to provide a common industry interface.