Is there a mobile app for iPhone that will alert me of a power outage when I am away from home?

Posted on 2016-08-21
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Last Modified: 2016-09-09
I've seen a few apps out there but it seems like you must plug your iPhone into the USB that connects to an electrical outlet for the app to alert you of an outage. This is useless because I need to be notified where an alarm will go off on my phone when my property has an outage. I've seen apps that will send you a text message, but that will not suffice. My concern is when I am asleep, a text message will not wake me up. I need an alarm that will trigger my phone and alert me when I am asleep, and away from the property.
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Get a UPS that can send email alerts on power outage and email the alerts to yourself. This will work. Additional a good UPS will keep home network gear running for a couple of hours (mine does).

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This is more for an aquarium reef tank. I just got a UPS that  should have eight hours of battery life, however, when all my aquarium tank connections are plugged in it only produces three hours of back up. My concern is that there will be a power outage that will exceed three hours. If I am not alerted, this will cause an overflow in my sump pump. The UPS has no alerting features.
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Look at something like this alarm. It uses text messages.

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This looks like it will only send text messages to notify me of an outage. I need for it to trigger an alarm of some sort.
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I do not understand. The power goes out. Now out. The Battery devices sends you a text.  So you are away from home and you know there is a power outage.

What point of an alarm when you are not at home?
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Here is another one you might consider


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