Modem as a service?

Karl Auer kauer at
Mon Dec 7 01:03:48 UTC 2015

On Sun, 2015-12-06 at 18:13 -0600, Josh Reynolds wrote:
> You could always just use UPS equipment that can send out alerts on power
> outages and low bat voltage. Or, use equipment that supports dying gasp.

The equipment you have needs to be able to send the alert, which means
SMS or email-capable equipment needs to stay powered up long enough to
do that.

There might be a product idea here, if no-one's done it already:
Something like a RaspBerry Pi, running off a lithium battery, with a
recharge circuit and something to detect a power outage. Add a 3G/4G
card to send an SMS alert, put it all in a box, plug it into power. Only
configuration needed is setting the SMS target(s)... If you made it
network addressable (on 3G/4G) it could send emails as well.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at

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