One of the goodies I got for christmas this year was a little thing called a Quirky Spotter (Spotter) for my reptile room. It monitors a number of things, and sends notifications to your smartphone when anything happens. loud noises motion temperature outside of specified range humidity outside of specified range We have it set up in the reptile room right now. Still trying to tweak out the minor issues. -blows up your phone with motion sensor alerts when you go in for maintenance. -because we have an oscillating heater on a thermostat in there, every time it turns on, we get about 4 motion sensor notices. They also make a power strip that you can activate and control each outlet by phone. Thinking of adding one of those, and plugging all of my environmental control into it (heater, AC, fan, humidifier) because it would give me some peace of mind when I'm away. Husband seems to think you can connect the two devices, and program the outlets to take input from the spotter to turn appropriate devices on and off automatically. That would be cool.