Stratacon Inc.

Stratacon Inc.

March 11, 2005 12:12 ET

Stratacon Inc.-Submetering Apartment Buildings: A Solution to Grow-Ops in High Rises


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MARCH 11, 2005 - 12:12 ET

Stratacon Inc.-Submetering Apartment Buildings: A
Solution to Grow-Ops in High Rises

WOODBRIDGE, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 11, 2005) - Stratacon, a
company that submeters thousands of apartment units, says that
submetering offers the most effective immediate solution to the
expansion of marijuana grow operations to apartment buildings. Based on
yesterday's story in The Toronto Star police estimate that more than 40
per cent of grow operations in Toronto are housed in high rise apartment
buildings where spikes in electricity usage are not being monitored in
individual units.

"By installing individual electricity meters for each apartment unit
unusual spikes in electricity consumption can easily be detected.
Submetering using 'smart meters' offers an easy and simple solution to
the dangers of fire, mould and chemicals associated with grow ops in a
high rise building," said Stratacon President Ian Stewart.

"In addition, submetering will result in a significant reduction in
electricity consumption. Where tenants are directly responsible for
their own electricity bill they get the benefit of a reduced monthly
rent and the ability to control their electricity costs, much like
individual homeowners. Submetering extends the benefits of 'smart
meters' to tenants and condominium owners," added Mr. Stewart.

About Stratacon:

Stratacon is a utility management company that serves multi residential
and commercial markets. They provide complete turnkey services including
utility analysis, meter installation, online consumption information for
consumers, bill presentation and collection, project monitoring and
verification. Their customers include Canada's largest property
management firms. For more information visit www.stratacon.ca.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Stratacon Inc.
    Ian Stewart
    President
    905-856-4001 Ext. 107
    or
    Stratacon Inc.
    Peter Mills
    COO
    905-856-4001 Ext. 109
    www.stratacon.ca