Remote power outage notification

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

  1. AppleInLVX macrumors 6502a

    AppleInLVX

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    did you ever find a good solution for this

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