SMS text power out alarm

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by gturnbull, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. gturnbull

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    Hi all,

    I have been looking for a plan for a DIY Mobile power out sms alarm.

    IE when my power fails in my house , I receive a text message on my mobile.

    Can this be done and is it fairly straightforward.

    Thanks
     
  2. mik3

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    You can use a SIM remote controller and program it to send a message to any mobile number you like etc. Another option is to take a cheap mobile and modify it to detect the failure and send the message.
     
  3. gturnbull

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    I was planning on Modding a mobile phone to do it, but don't know how.

    That is what I am, trying to find out :)
     
  4. mik3

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  5. gturnbull

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    Thanks, I will have a look :)
     
  6. Alberto

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    gturnbull, I have designed a sms controller with 8 outputs and 8 inputs, where you can via sms modify the state of the outputs and have a report on the inputs status. The project is complete with schematics and software and is available for free at my blog site.

    Enjoy

    Alberto

    http://techni.caliti.es/blog/
     
  7. gturnbull

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    Thanks, looks just like what I am looking for :)
     
  8. two_roads

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    Hi,

    Realise this is an old thread; does anyone know where Alberto's blog can be found these days? The link shown two posts up is dead.

    Thansk
     
  9. bertus

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  10. thatoneguy

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    A VERY simple and off the shelf solution would be a SmartUPS Uninterupptable Power Supply with Serial out for status.

    There's an app that runs on the computer that will perform actions when the power is interrupted, or out for a certain time. You could set it to automatically submit a URL that sends an SMS to your phone through your cellular provider website.
     
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