Re: how to alert when breaker tripped?
Many (most?) INSTEON devices support a "ping" of sorts (see this post for details
) so theoretically you could add an INSTEON device to that circuit and send the ping command periodically. Following his instructions, just create a trigger that watches for the variable to become "ERROR" which means that the device didn't respond. Now, it's not a guarantee that the circuit is dead - it could fail because of signal noise as well - so you might want to build some retry mechanism (longish, like an hour later) just to make sure that it really is dead.