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Remote Temp/Humidity Montior

Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:35 am

It gets cold here, to say the least. At times I'm away from the house for a bit and if the heater were to stop running, a power outage happened and prevented the heater from coming back on, my fuel ran out somehow or whatever, I'd have frozen pipes and a severely damaged home. So I started looking into some remote monitoring that would allow me to get notifications via email or text in the event that something wasn't right. I came across these.


https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Tempera ... tick&psc=1

Not sure if anyone else is using something similar that they recommend. ***Queue JBI with some sweet home built RPi or Arduino***. A lot of these run wireless, I'm not opposed to a wired versions either. The above link is pretty pricey although I have to say that the lifetime data and storage seems amazing to not worry about it for any reason. I'd assume most of these support some form of watchdog event notification for when the device doesn't phone home for X minutes.

Anyhow, any insight from fellow gerbils who want to protect their nests?
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Re: Remote Temp/Humidity Montior

Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:24 am

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049D7FQQ/

Here's an example of home monitoring devices that probably fit the scenario better. You can probably find a bunch of better units in this category. I've seen some that are modular to where you can pair temperature, water, gas, etc sensors to it and get a custom alarm.
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Re: Remote Temp/Humidity Montior

Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:53 am

Anyhow, any insight from fellow gerbils who want to protect their nests?

Why not get a Nest thermostat? I don't know if it would warn you but I think you can read the temperature remotely.
 
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Re: Remote Temp/Humidity Montior

Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:48 pm

Yeah the warnings are a must though. I also have a Toyo Stove for heating, not a traditional thermostat and boiler. You can't just incorporate 3rd party smart features into it unfortunately.

For internet I'm using an AT&T HomeBase which is cellular internet. The nice thing about that is it has a battery that lasts 1 1/2 hours so that if power goes out I'd at least have insight into things for a bit and it stays on through a short term power outage.
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