I have a project with some appliances (sump pump / dehumidifier / freezer) plugged into smart outlets to monitor the power draw and notify when the sump kicks on or if the power draw drops indicating an appliance failure. However, I do not want to accidentally turn off these outlets and disable the appliances. Are there any apps that can monitor “always on” outlets, or am I better off using the built in local automations to alert me if these are switched off?
Basically, an app that has the following would be great
- Monitors a list of plugs/switches
- Alerts to high or low power draw for each
- Alerts to power off and keeps them on