Category Archives: GSM Roller Shutter Board

Do we want nano SIMs?


Initial Design Layout for B3.01

We’re currently re-designing the twin output relay board which up to now has had no input.  It’s also a pretty old design (>2 years which is amazingly geriatric in the GSM industry) so is well in need of updating.  It’s tempting to go quite radical as we could add Bluetooth quite easily for number setup but that may have to wait.

What we would love to know is whether you as an installer want to see a nano SIM holder yet.  The larger micro SIM is becoming less common and I frequently find callers to the office have no means of fitting the dialer/gate opener SIM in their own mobile for registering/testing.  Do you want to see our products with a nano SIM holder?

GSM Gate Opener A3.02

Advent Controls A3.02

It is likely, as these boards have some crossover in terms of application, we will put the nano SIM on this board and the full size SIM on the 1-out 2-in board and see which users prefer.

Please leave your thoughts in the comments they would be very much appreciated! (click leave a reply at the top)

GSM Roller Shutter Controller Link

GSM Gate Opener Link


Troubleshooting Setup Issues for Advent Controls GSM Dialers and Relay Boards

Michael describes the most common problems users have when first setting up the GSM systems.

The installer should set up a master user number (their own phone number) before attempting anything else. However sometimes, if there is a SIM fault or aerial problem, the system will not be ready for this. The video describes the symptoms and how to resolve them.

Of course if any further help is needed please feel free to get in touch with Advent Controls

GSM Roller Shutter Remote Control Board with Dead-Man Operation

GSM Roller Shutter Remote Control in Enclosure

Control your roller shutter or garage door with your mobile phone

Today we added our roller shutter remote control board to the website.  We’ve had this one for a few months now but have finally got some quantity in stock.  This board is great for controlling roller shutters with separate inputs for opening and closing the shutter.  With the ‘CHANNEL ALT’ command you can set the call relay to alternate on each call.  This allows one call to open the shutter and the next to close it… and so on.

The new ‘Ring Mode’ (which is now also available on our Alpha GSM Gate Opener Board) allows the caller to operate the shutter whilst the call is ringing – stopping as soon as the call is ended.  This makes the system ideal for controlling so called ‘dead man’ shutters where the switch must be held during the entire movement of the shutter.  There is a good demonstration of this in the video below.

GSM Roller Shutter Remote Control

Control your roller shutter with your mobile phone

The Roller Shutter Remote Control Board is available on the Advent Controls website