Remote power outage notification

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by AppleInLVX, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. AppleInLVX macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2010
    Hey all,

    No idea if this is the right place, but I was curious if anyone knew anything about a way to get a notification sent to my iPhone if the power goes out at my house. The idea is that if there's a massive storm, and the power goes out, the sump pump will fail and my basement will flood. I figured I could mitigate this if I got a tweet or email if the power fails.

    Near as I can tell, I'd need a UPS on the modem/router, and some sort of way to sense the outage and send a notification.

    Does anyone know of anything that'll do that? I suppose there's probably monitoring services that'll charge me a monthly fee to do it, but I was hoping for a DIY sort of thing.

    I also thought maybe the new Nest thermostat could be MacGyvered to do it, but I haven't read of anyone who has succeeded.

    Thanks for your thoughts!
  2. flyboypat152 macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2012
    I am looking for the same thing

    I figured there would be an app for telling if your home power was out by now, but I can't find anything on the app store.
  3. jcpb macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2012
    Not without custom scripts and hacks, besides the obvious being to place a UPS between the sump pump and the electrical outlet.
  4. greginbaltimore macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2014
    did you ever find a good solution for this

    So did you find a solution? I'm looking for the same thing.
  5. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
  6. adam9c1 macrumors 68000


    May 2, 2012

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