With every passing month there are more and more systems that integrate with home automation systems. Everything from audio/video and climate control to lighting and security. But what happens when the power goes out? Well now you can integrate your homes backup generator system into your smart home.
Systems like Control4 and Crestron have allowed the integration of solar panels and other energy devices into your system to monitor your home’s efficiency.
While most generators are essentially an engine combined with an alternator to generate electricity, the control panels included with newer models can relay all of the important information to your control system.
Read more: http://times247.com/2016/07/integrating-backup-power-with-your-automation-system/