I walked into a very hot shed the other day. After a successful month my combination of pi, energenie plugs and cron controlled heating solution had failed. I'm trying to work out how to stop this happening again i.e. detect if my electric heater is on when it shouldn't be. Any suggestions would be appreciated?
I guess the main shortcoming of my setup is that I can't get an actual status back from the energenie plugs. Sending on/offs is fine but is based on the assumption the plug is behaving itself. I'm trying to come up with a failure solution that hopefully won't require more hardware to check the hardware I'm already using...again, any thoughts are appreciated?
(I'm using energenie's wireless controller board on my pi, not the IR one).