Home Automation: Outlet Alarm

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by cunoodle, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. cunoodle macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone have any ideas or has anyone ever seen an outlet alarm that will notify(via iPhone app) you if it looses power? I am looking to have something plugged into our freezer outlet to make sure that if it looses power, we will know. I did some searching, but didn't find anything except audible alarms that you can plug in.

    Thanks!
     
  2. grockk macrumors 6502

    grockk

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    A computer with UPS may be your only option. I have a micro-itx based atom pc with an APC UPS to alert me to power outage using the APC software. Ugly solution but it works.
     
  3. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

    mlemonds

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    Might be hard to find. Such things usually connect through wifi and when you lose power your network would probably go down as well. If I am out and wondering if the power is down I try externally logging into my router.

    Not an elegant solution but checking once an hour or so isn't too bad during a storm.

    Some remote security cameras (izon?) May have a function of alerting you when the lose connection which may be a good indicator of a power outage.
     
  4. grockk macrumors 6502

    grockk

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    The good news using a UPS is you can have the Router and modem on one too. A computer UPS will last a long time with just a router plugged in. So I have the computer send an email alert and then hibernate in 1 minute leaving the network up because who wants to be without internet in a power outage.
     

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