My office has a standby generator which automatically kicks in to power our datacenter in the event of a power outage. It does not currently have the ability to send any type of alert when events occur (i.e. power failure, power restored, generator start, generator stop, low fuel, etc). The company that installed the generator was clueless when I asked them about this.
I found the FleetZOOM website which looks like it does what I want, however it appears that the alerts are sent to them and then they send them to me. I don't want to have to continually pay a subscription for "monitoring".
Ideally, I would like something that I can configure to send e-mail alerts, or something where I can configure it to run a script to send an SMS message. Basically, something exactly like PowerChute. Unfortunately, it only takes the genset about 10 seconds to kick on in the event of a power failure, and this isn't long enough for PowerChute to consider utility power to be lost, so PowerChute doesn't send alerts. Similarly, when the system switches back to utility power, there is almost no interruption in power, so even if I know the power went out, I have no way to tell when it comes back on short of driving in to work to physically check.
I'm certain that there must be some type of monitoring system that I can either connect to the transfer switch or to the generator directly that can monitor the system and send me alerts, but I'm having trouble finding it.