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Old 05-28-2020, 07:26 PM
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WiFi "auto dialer" for gas furnace outages?

It's been on my list to look into for years, but I'd finally like to try to get something up an running that would perform a similar function to what I've heard called "auto dialers" which call your phone number if your safety system shuts off the flame to a gas furnace. But my issue is that I don't have a phone line over at my shop. I do, however, have fairly reliable DSL wi-fi there. So could anyone make a recommendation for some device that might be out there that could be utilized to send me a phone call or text message via the interwebs? I was talking to someone at Instrumart recently (my Watlow distributor) and they seem to know of a solution but it's fairly expensive and way more features than I need for just this basic power signal interruption notification. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-28-2020, 11:25 PM
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Proteus C5 - WiFi Electric Load Sensor with email/Text alerts https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G7HQWLX..._5ai0EbETHACEV
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Old 05-29-2020, 05:14 AM
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This is what I use for power outage/restoration alerts.
https://www.pumpalarm.com/
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Old 05-29-2020, 08:27 AM
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Thanks, you guys are awesome!
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Old 05-29-2020, 09:44 AM
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The other thing to consider is a webcam like a dlink pointed at your control panel. I have a cloud backed dlink in my shop pointed at my controller. My problem isn't so much power outages as surges and partial drops. They don't trigger my power outage alarm but do trigger the furnace safety mechanisms. What I lucked out on is that my cheap century link router resets after power surges and drops. Because my router drops out the cloud loses connection with the camera and notifies me, I then just wait about 2 minutes and then check the control panel to see if we shut down. Has saved me the drive in to town in the middle of the night many times.
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Old 05-29-2020, 09:46 AM
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The dlink also helped me figure out why my motion detectors were getting set off in the middle of the night. Alarm went off and I scanned the hot shop, because it was dark the camera was in IR mode. Saw this fluttering hot spot flying around the shop. It was a bat flying around the shop.
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