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Honeywell Intellisense 800 GSM Dialler Wiring Diagram

The Advent Controls GSM Diallers are a good fit for the Honeywell Intellisense 800 Series Burglar Alarm Panels.

The simplest installation is with our A3, A4 or A5 GSM Dialler and SMS Sender Systems available here Advent Ax Diallers

Honeywell Intellisense 800L Wiring Guide

A3 Dialer Simple Wiring Guide

The Input A terminal is connected to the “-S” (bell -ve) terminal.  This triggers the dialler when the bell sounds.  The AUX +/- terminals go to the VINA and GND terminals respectively.

The basic setup required is shown below.  These messages are sent to the phone by the adminstrator (master) mobile phone:

master <your number>.    ;this sets your phone number up as the admin number

callnum <1st number to dial>.     ;this adds a number for dialing to the system

textnum <1st number to text>.     ;this adds a number for receiving messages

Once the master number has been added remove the jumper.

If you would like to customise the message the recipients receive send the following:

customA the alarm is sounding.     ;you must add a full stop

If you would also like to know when the alarm stops send:

inlevelA both

customAL the alarm is sounding.

customAH the alarm has stoppped.

On Off Alarm control

Arming the Alarm with a GSM Dialer

If you would also like to arm the alarm using the Advent Controls A3/A4 or A5 GSM Alarm Diallers you can connect the on-board relay to the zone 8 terminals using the COM and NC relay connections.

To arm the alarm the SIM card telephone number is dialled from any user number. You can also set the alarm by sending “On 1” from any registered phone.

To enable this mode on your Honeywell Intellisense 800L Alarm Panel (manual available here) zone 8 must be set up as a keyswitch input as follows:

On the alarm panel, to enter engineering mode, enter the engineering code and then press the #(HASH) key. This forces the panel into engineering mode Note: If left unattended for approximately 60 seconds it will revert to day mode.

To program zone 8 as a “Keyswitch” enter – 4 8 4 *

Zone monitoring with GSM Dialer

Intellisense Wiring Diagram with Zone Monitoring

If you would like to monitor individual zones the Advent Controls D4 GSM Dialler System is required.  This Cellular Alarm Dialler PCB is able to monitor individual zones by measuring the voltage on the switched zone terminal.  When the zone is triggered the voltage rises above zero.  To initiate calling and SMS messaging the upper trigger voltage must be set below the maximum voltage this zone reaches when the sensor triggers.  Typically this voltage should be set to 2V as follows:

vupper1 2.0     ;this sets the trigger voltage to 2V for Analogue Channel 1

If this does not trigger the unit when the zone is active ensure the correct terminal is wired in (one of the two zone terminals will be a 0V terminal – the other a switched trigger terminal).

The voltage on the zone can be monitored at any time using the STATUS command.

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PAYG SIM Card Deactivation

When using Pay As You Go (PAYG) SIM cards in equipment such as dialers and gate openers you should be aware that the network may chose to deactivate your SIM card should you not meet the minimum usage requirements.  In the UK the strictest networks require at least a call or text message to be sent once per quarter – Lebara Mobile require 1 call/SMS per 3 28 day calendar months.

For details of the terms and conditions for each network I recommend following this link with an excellent article written on the subject:

http://kenstechtips.com/index.php/payg-inactivity-account-termination-and-credit-expiry

Further details can be found here on the basis for these policies:

https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Blog/Recycling-mobile-numbers-giffgaff/ba-p/8211666

Our GSM equipment has two SIM card Keep Alive functions which automatically send an SMS or dial a number to keep your SIM card within the terms and conditions of the network.  All products have the Keep Alive Text feature which sends an automated SMS message at user specified intervals to their chosen number.  This is set up as follows:

KAT 07000000000,28.       Sends a keep alive message every 28 days to 07000000000

Dialers and Gate Openers with firmware version 3.18 or later additionally have the ability to dial numbers where a voice call is a requirement.  This is set up using the following command:

KAC 01512834306,80.      Dials 01512834306 every 80 days

Should the call go unanswered it unit will retry 4 times and will then send an SMS to the first master number with the following text ‘KAC@Fail’.  In this case a manual call should be made with the following command:

Dial 01512834306.     …or the number of your choice

Where your network requires a call to be made but your device has firmware prior to F3.18 we recommend setting the Keep Alive Text message to remind you to make a manual call for your required interval using the dial command.  Ensure the call is answered.

SIM Card Selection for GSM Gate Openers and Auto-Dialers

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We get asked a lot ‘what SIM should I use’ and ‘will X-brand SIM work?’ with our Alpha GSM boards.  Well the simple answer is any apart from 3 mobile.

Our board is a quad band board (http://www.adventcontrols.co.uk/gsm-gate-opener.html).  In the UK and Europe (indeed most of the world) the ‘2G’ standard GSM frequencies are 900/1800MHz and established networks, such as Vodafone, O2, Orange all have the infrastructure to support these bands.  The reason ‘3 Mobile’ doesn’t work with this type of equipment is because they never invested in it and just went straight to the 3G frequency of 2100MHz thus limiting their compatibility to 3G only equipment.  ‘3’ is the only network which does not have a 900/1800MHz infrastructure.

In the Americas they had a slightly different set of frequencies at 850MHz and 1900MHz making older ‘dual band’ equipment incompatible with the rest of the world.  Quad band products like ours mean no matter where you are in the world you will be able to find a network to support our products.

The final word on frequencies is that the 4G network operates at 800MHz and 2600MHz and if an operator started up who only offered 4G compatibility they would also not work with traditional GSM gate openers and auto-dialers (and all but the very latest phones!).

Vodafone, O2, Orange and T-Mobile all own 2G network infrastructure and also the licenses to operate on these frequencies so any of these networks will be compatible with our products – even if they offer 3G services.  The board will select the 900/1800MHz frequency from the SIM card and find the network using one of these bands.

Then we have the MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) that resell the major network’s products as their own.  These are companies like Virgin Media (T-Mobile), Talk-Mobile, Vectone (EE which is in turn T-mobile and Orange) and so on.  You can often find a better deal using these MVNOs than you can through the major networks directly.

There is one MVNO you should avoid and they are called ‘shebang’ – they exclusively use the Three Mobile 3G only network!

Up to now we have been recommending Vectone mobile simply because they provide good value and also offer a £1 per month contract with up to 50 minutes.  You can find this deal on their website at:

http://www.vectonemobile.com

If you have any queries please get in touch.

Michael