My sump pump float sometimes sticks. This is an issue because the pump can easily run dry and burn out, especially if we are away for an extended period of time.
Ideally I'm looking for something that the sump plugs in 'through' which will alert me via iphone/sms/email either:
a) if its running for too long (based on power draw) or b) if it exceeds a certain electricity usage threshold within a period of time
I'm thinking B is more realistic than A, based on the available power monitor products on the market.
Once I receive the alert I would know the pump is likely stuck 'on' and then be able to toggle the outlet on and off via iPhone.
Belkin's WeMo does provides the on/off functionality but doesn't allow me to monitor or set alerts against usage.