I have a dedicated Windows machine setup as a security camera NVR. Occasionally, the machine freezes, which is obviously problematic for a security system. The software running on the machine acts as a web server, so the web page it generates can be used as a proxy to detect when the system is hung. I have the machine setup to automatically start on power, so the machine can be rebooted by cycling the electrical outlet it’s plugged into.
So in a nutshell I need an electrical outlet that will shut off and back on when a webpage is down. I’ve actually already solved the problem through a combination of Uptime Robot->Gmail->ifttt.com->Belkin WeMo outlet. The problem is that the ifttt functionality is not dependable. It only triggers around 50% of the time. I see that the SmartThings suite has an electrical outlet and is supposed to have more robust trigger functionality than ifttt. I’m willing to purchase and setup the system if it will provide a totally dependable solution to this problem. Has anyone successfully implemented something like this?