Our basic GSM Auto Alarm Dialer is ideal for this application. As a minimum it requires only 3 connections to the panel PCB (+VE, 0V and Bell -) and may fit within your alarm enclosure. If there is no space then your can use the external enclosure available on our dialer page. If set/unset control and silencing are both require the C4 unit available here (GSM Control and Monitoring System) is required.
You can also connect the three wires to the communicator connection (centre left) using the 13V, 0V and COMMS terminals as above however this will require the engineer to active these terminals within your panel interface.
To set the system up for basic operation will then require just two messages to be sent to the SIM card number:
master <your number no spaces within the number>. e.g. master 07830111222.
callnumA <recipient number>. e.g. callnuma 07574222333
textnumA <recipient>. For anyone wanting a text message when the alarm sounds.
We strongly recommend adding a textnum as, should there be a fault or network error at the first attempt and texting, the system will continue to try to send the message until it is sent.
Input B can be connected to the SET terminal next to the BELL – terminal. This allows you to see if the alarm is SET and will notify you of this when it changes state. You may wish to setup CALLNUMA(s) for the alarm so it dials only when the alarm sound and have seperate TEXTNUMA and TEXTNUMB if you use the input B for this purpose.
There are two methods of wiring the Advent Controls GSM dialler in order to set the system remotely. The recommended means of wiring the dialler is in ‘Push-To-Set’ mode. The COM and NO terminals are connected to a zone (we recommend zone 8). The zone is then set up as a PTS zone. A call or SMS reading OPEN will set the alarm. The alarm cannot be unset in this mode.
The output relay on the GSM Dialler can be wired to remotely set and unset the alarm panel. In this case the COM and NC connections are used for the connection to zone 8. To set the alarm the word ON is sent in a SMS text. To unset the alarm the word OFF is sent in a text. The zone should be set as a keyswitch input. We strongly recommend the SET terminal is monitored by input B when controlling the alarm in this mode.
Further details can be found on page 6 of the G3 installation manual.
This panel is very similar to the one shown in the video:
The GSM Dialer is available from our website here GSM DIALER
We received this question via email:
I would like to connect two devices to the Dialer:
Input One : Burglar Alarm
Input Two: Smoke Alarm
I have an Citadel Xr2 alarm system which I assume is pretty standard to get a signal from it [it is!].
The smoke detectors are from the Aico range, and would be interfaced through a Relay base Ei128RBU.
Wiring the Citadel Alarm and Aico Smoke alarms to the Advent Controls GSM Alarm Auto-dialer and SMS Sender is very straight forward and the default input settings can be used. The 0v terminal on the alarm panel and the GND terminal on the dialer must be connected together. The bell -ve terminal is also connected to the selected input on the dialer.
The Aico Alarm has a set of relay output contacts which can be connected directly to Input B (in general ensure they are Volt-free and do not supply mains voltages!!). Use the COM and NO terminals on the alarm as shown in the diagram.
For a basic setup you will need to send these messages:
master <your mobile number>. (this sets your phone up as an administrator – remove red jumper afterwards)
callnum <1st number to be rung>.
callnum <2nd number to be rung>. (you can keep doing this!)
textnum <text recipient>.
textnum <another SMS recipient>. (again there is space for over 250 numbers)
If you would like the messages to say something specific you can send (for example):
customa the burglar alarm is sounding.
customb the fire alarm is sounding.
If you would like to know when the alarms have stopped sounding send these commands:
customah the burglar alarm has stopped sounding.
custombh the fire alarm has stopped sounding.
Wiring the Advent Controls GSM Alarm Dialer and SMS sender to the Castle Care 1600 Alarm panel is straight forward. The bell -ve connection on the panel is used to trigger input A. The OUT terminal on the alarm panel is used to send a SMS text informing the users when the alarm has been set, unset or both (if desired).
To customise the input alarm message the programmer should send to the dialer:
CustomAL The alarm is sounding. (don’t forget the full stop!)
If desired a message can be sent when the alarm stops sounding as follows:
Firstly set inlevela to both so a message is sent when the alarm starts and stops:
Next the alarm stopping message should be set up:
customAH The alarm has be deactivated. (don’t forget the ‘.’)
If using input B for set/unset notifications you may wish to separate the numbers that receive each message. You do this by sending the alarm alert message recipients as textnumA:
textnuma <alarm recipient 1>.
textnuma <alarm recipient 2>. and so on…
For the people who would like to know when the alarm is armed/disarmed you would set as follows:
textnumb <armed recipient 1>. …and so on
You should also separate the callnumA and callnumBs too.
From the above diagram we can see the OUT voltage goes LOW (0v) when set therefore to customise the input B message you send the following text:
custombL The system is armed.
custombH The system has been disarmed.
Again you will need to send inlevelb both to receive both messages.
You will also need to tell the alarm panel to output the Set/Unset signal using command 50
The Risco Wireless alarm is unusual in that it operated from a 9V AC supply. It may at first appear to be too low a voltage to operate our dialer, however, once rectified to DC the voltage will be around 12.5V and sufficient to power our board. To do this simply connect the two AC supply terminals on the RISCO panel to our two VIN terminals.
WIth the supply coming from the panel being rectified on board the dialer you cannot connect the GND terminals together as usual however there is no need on this alarm as there as two relay outputs on the panel. The two relay COM terminals are connected together and then wired to the GSM Dialer GND terminal. The two NO terminals are then wired separately to the A and B inputs if two different messages are required.
The final stage of the process is to program the alarm outputs to do what you require. We recommend the output connected to our input A is designated as the “Bell Intruder” output. Input B can be used for any other alert feature like errors/unsetting & setting of the system
There are 3 ways of connecting the Advent Controls GSM Alarm Dialer to the Friedland Response SA5/SL5 Wireless Alarm panel. The easiest way is to make use of the output relay on the internal wiring connection header within the Response panel. By connecting the GSM dialer’s input to the GND terminal through the alarm’s relay NO (Normally Open) and C (Common) terminals the dialer will start calling and sending SMS messages.
When using the relay the panel must be programmed to output a signal using the relay when the alarm sounds. The following is taken from the manual
Setting the relay to 2s if sufficient. Thanks to Ray Dunne for the information
The second way makes use of the 12v output designed to drive an external wired bell. Unusually this terminal goes from a high impedance state to +12V when active (alarm sounding). This is contrary to the requirements of most wired bells which normally are wired to an open collector transistor output which is pulled to 0v (negative edge) when active.
The dialer can be set to look for the positive edge using the following command:
inlevela open (Firmware F3.11 and earlier) or,
inlevela positive (Firmware F3.12 and later)
As the output is high impedance when not active it will be pulled high by the dialer input source current. Therefore a resistor should be wired between the Input A terminal and GND to keep the input at 0v when not active. The resistor should be 470-2000 ohms. A 470R resistor is normally included with the dialer for this purpose
Finally it is also possible to wire the integral voice dialer to the input as in the Yale alarm video. When the alarm goes ‘off the hook’ to dial the numbers the GSM dialer sees a connection between input and GND triggering dialing using the GSM network.
The dialer can be wired to this panel as Cooper Security recommend in their manual a wired bell box to be wired. That is to make use of one of the output relays (OP1 in the diagram). When using a relay you wire it in such a way that the input A or B is shorted to GND when the alarm sounds. The diagram also shows power being derived from the panel. The AUX 0V terminal goes straight to the GND terminal on the dialer and the 12V terminal goes to the lower VIN terminal on the dialer as this is the connection with the thermal fuse protection in case of accidental short circuit.
If there is no bell connect to your alarm then you will most likely find the TR terminal is already connected to 0v but if not ensure this is connected. There are alternative ways to wire the unit, such as using the OP3/4 terminals but we would recommend following the advice in the manual.
The Advent Controls GSM Alarm Dialer is available here on the Advent Controls website.