Originally Posted by Old Skool
Okay, for all our snow birding southern neighbors in Canada and the northern "outside" US states. Does anyone do any type home monitoring for freeze type damage?
We have internet at our cabin so that is a prerequsite.
A Honeywell wireless thermostat that I bought from Costco controlls the heat. this allow us to set the heat down to 6 C degrees.
With my iPhone i can put the heat up or down but I've also programmed the thermostat to reduce the heat to 6 every 6 hours.
I use D-Link cameras and switches to monitor and control a number of things.
D-Link also makes a water detector but I don't use one.
I have a camera that points at a weather station that gives me inside and outside temperature.
I have put a camera (under the lid ) on the propane tank gauge.
I have other things but you might not need them.
The thermostat was 119$ i think and the cameras have varied in price as I started buying used ones 40 to 90$. the switches go on sale from time to time 30 to 50$
I started off with Belkin WEMO stuff but quickly stopped expanding when I found all of their stuff had to be on one wireless controller. The D-Link stuff can be on any controller so now from my iPhone I can monitor our cabin and our townhouse. I've started adding stuff to the townhouse...
I had started about seven years ago useing pc's and web cams and solenoid boards to do this stuff but now I can just buy it and plug it in.
I have a lot of experience...