Hey everyone. I’m looking for advice on a device to notify me if something is powered on via mains power. In short, I’m trying to use my Smartthings to alert me if my alarm is going off. I have my alarm set to switch on a plain-old-electrical-outlet when it is going off, which I currently have a siren plugged into.
I’ve done some searching and I’ve found a few possibilities, mostly involving the v1 version of the Smartthings motion sensor:
… but I don’t own one of these, and this isn’t quite what I’m looking for since this actually detects when the power goes off, not on. I’m sure I could modify the app script to make it to go the other way, but I thought I’d check and see if anyone had any other ideas.
I was thinking maybe I might be able to modify one of my battery powered Everspring Flood sensors, or perhaps a door & window sensor with external contact plugs, to do the job here. Seems that the way these work is by completing a circuit between the two terminals. I’d need some kind of device to plug into the outlet that would basically just complete a circuit (without pushing any power through the sensor terminals) when it is powered on, then I could plug the flood sensor or door/window sensor into it. Does a device like this even exist?