I’m a complete n00b to the whole home automation ecosystem, only recently decided to jump on this bandwagon, so please forgive me if this question is lame
The goal is to implement a notification when a power outage occurs (and, ideally, when the power comes back up). My modem, router and ST hub are connected to a UPS and thus should be capable of communicating with the big-world-out-there when the power goes kaput (at least for a couple of hours).
Based on what I’ve seen already discussed in quite a few threads here, ST hub itself - sadly - lacks any such capabilities, so we’re left to improvise.
I see people going mainly with the ST Motion Detector to be used as the device that signals the failover, but I hear its latest version has caused some issues with the integration; seeing far less than stellar reviews on Amazon doesn’t help to sway the decision this way either. Even considering it’s on sale for a mere $20.
So, basically, I am looking for an alternative thing that will do the job of triggering an event that can then be used by IFTTT.
Doesn’t have to necessarily be a motion sensor - but in my searches, I can’t find any other class of devices that would have both permanent power and battery backup (not to speak about its being kind enough to signal the transition between those)… Which, come to think about it, makes some sense.
The new Aeon Multisensor 6 seems quite promising, but I need to know if it’s capable of signalling the failover event - couldn’t find any indication either way online.
Any other recommendations? Preferably within $50-$60?