A wireless camera in your meter box might do the trick though. ; )
Anyway, I found I was accumulating a lot of weblinks during the research and now I maintain a small site aggregating smart meter and smart grid related news from New Zealand.
I would like to have a section on the site which lists models of smart meters being installed in NZ and the utility providing them. Feel free to contribute that information to the site and/or post in this thread.
As a sample, the latest bit of news posted is the Control4 home automation/HAN platform) signing a 5 year contract with an NZ distributor:
"The Control4® EMS 100 is built on an open platform that supports device interoperability and incorporates industry standards including Linux2.6, Adobe Flash Lite, ZigBee SE and HA profiles, WiFi, and H.264. The system is extensible for third party application development and can be upgraded to support new standards including RF4CE and ZigBee SE 2.0. It is secured through Open SSL, Open SSH standards, SEP, WPA, and WEP."