Battery Backup UPS and the search for the perfect Smart Plug
As mentioned in my garage segment, I want the ability to remotely switch off/on a device. In the case of the Garage it was for the Garage door opener, MyQ by Lift Master/Chamberlain.... because it is very unreliable.
Why I can't find a battery backup UPS that is HomeKit compatible, I don't know. Seems to be a missed market opportunity.
There was nothing for it except to buy a few Smart Plugs to plug into the UPS and then plug the devices into the Smart Plugs. I wanted low cost.
- The ability to gain info on consumption, if using the Eve app
- That setup does not require registering back with Eve Home on their cloud, unlike Wemo and Vocolinc (if you want firmware updates)
- Setup inside HomeKit.