P, Meth, call it what you like…

…the stuff needs more chemistry and electronics whiz-kids to come together.

It’s a shit substance, cooked up illegally and immorally by ass-holes, sold illegally and immorally by ass-holes, bought illegally and immorally by muck-witted idiots, smoked illegally and immorally by muck-witted idiots –who include sick-minded parents of children suffering what amounts to child abuse.

The a-holes who cook it leave toxic residue in the “labs”. This residue sticks around, affecting any who come to live in the place after the “cooks” have moved on to ruin some other property.

Rental properties, in which the “cooks” have no vested interest, are the most common “kitchen”. But a rental, after the cooks have shifted out, may be in no condition to be re-leased to new tenants. The property will need checking, registering as a contaminated building, decontaminating (and sometimes extensive repairing), and re-testing to a safe standard before the landlord can rent it out again. Some properties cannot be made safe, and have to be demolished. In some countries, rental property insurance will not cover P contamination’s financial losses, as they are due to illegal activity.

But the property owner is not the only victim, or loser. The whole community is affected in some way, as during the fix up period prospective tenants, including homeless or low income families, have reduced chances of finding a place to rent.

So…where do our chemists and electronic technicians come in to this? If you’re in one of those fields, now I’m talking to you.

For the love of god, would you please partner up with someone in that other field, and come up with an invention for a specialised gadget?

It should, at the very least…

  • Work like a smoke alarm
  • Recognise/Detect methamphetamine in the air of a “kitchen”
  • On recognition of meth, send an electronic alarm to the landlord
  • Be obvious to the tenant – a proactive deterrent
  • Be tamper-proof, physically, or send a “tampering” signal
  • Be proofed against scrambling or blocking its wireless signals

Who’s going to fund the development of your gadget? Think insurance companies, landlord consortiums, government housing departments…
Who’s going to benefit from your gadget? Think landlords, tenancy agencies, new tenants, child health agencies, drug police, government… If you’re smart enough to have earned your degree, you’re smart enough to see the potential. You’re smart enough to find the developmental funding.


Methamphetamine is an extremely addictive, powerful stimulant. It produces wakefulness, hyperactivity and a euphoric effect.
Methamphetamine is also known as speed, pure, P, burn, goey, crank, meth, crystal, ice and yaba.
Methamphetamine is manufactured … in clandestine (secret) drug laboratories, known as ‘clan labs’, or imported in crystal form.
here are risks in the process due to the poisonous, explosive, corrosive, toxic and extremely flammable chemicals used.
Exposure to chemicals found in clan labs can cause various symptoms including headaches, watery or burning eyes, nausea, burning skin, coughing or choking, diaphragm pain, feeling of coldness or weakness, shortness of breath or dizziness, decreased cognitive function, vertigo and convulsions.
{ Retrieved May 2017 from…Methamphetamine and the Law }


Depressant drugs include: alcohol, Valium, Xanax, Librium, and barbiturates
Hallucinogenic drugs include LSD, PCP, MDMA (Ecstasy), marijuana, mescaline, and psilocybin.
Opiate drugs include heroin, morphine, codeine, and OxyContin.
Stimulant drugs include: cocaine, methamphetamine, amphetamine, MDMA (Ecstasy), nicotine, and caffeine.
{ The above list and links were found at Villanova University. }


For Landlords— Are you wondering why this should concern you? Then please read these reasons.
In New Zealand there is a commercial service which monitors your property and reports to you,.
If  you decide you would prefer to have a monitoring and reporting service working for you, protecting your property investment, check out the NZ developed gadget MethMinder, at Meth Solutions.
Their Meth-Minder device comes in three “packages”, the cheapest of which is the Short Term Protection Package, at $59.95 per month ($13.83 / week).
This includes property monitoring & device lease for a 12 month minimum term. Their central control room monitors all installed devices, and depending on the device readings, either calls the landlord, or immediately calls the Police.
There is a set up and installation fee, and baseline meth testing is carried out.
This is suited to a landlord without the confidence to receive the warnings at home.
All prices are GST inclusive and include a3 Year Warranty.
Read the company’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


I welcome comments about other, similar, rental property
Meth detection and reporting in any country reading this.

Disclaimer: This site cannot be responsible for verification
of links posted in such comments.

 

 

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