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Wiring guide GSM Alarm Auto-dialler with Texecom Veritas R8 with Alarm Reset

GSM SMS Sender to Veritas R8 Alarm

GSM Dialler Wiring Diagram

We have a simpler wiring diagram for basic connection available here.  The above diagram allows for controlling the alarm via your phone and monitoring it’s status.  To power the GSM Dialer you can use the auxiliary output on your Texecom panel.  The positive (+) terminal is connected to one of the VIN terminals (the lower one is best as it has on-board thermal fuse protection) and the negative (-) terminal to GND on the GSM Dialer PCB.  You then connect the BELL terminal to input A.

For switching the alarm on and off you wire the output relay to zone 8 using the NC&COM terminals (either way around).  To monitor the status of the alarm you connect the SW terminal to input B.

To program the dialer the following commands are sent:

master <your number>.   This gives you control of the dialler

callnuma <number 1 etc…>.   This sets the numbers to call when the alarm sounds

textnum <numbers>.    This sets the numbers to text when the alarm sounds or is set

Alternatively;

textnuma <numbers>.    This is just for when the alarm sounds (a)

textnumb <numbers>.   This would be just for when the alarm is set/unset (b)

To get a message when the alarms starts and stops send:

inlevela both

To get a message when the alarm is set and unset:

inlevelb both

 

To program the Veritas Panel zone 8 must be set as a key-switch input:

From the Programming Menu, press # followed by the
zone number (8). The Zone Type currently selected will
indicate i.e. Entry/Exit.

veritas-zones

Press the Zone Type number required – in this case 8 (keyswitch). Press PROG.
The system will chime to confirm the new Zone Type has
been accepted.

The defaults settings will be correct for the SW output.

 

 

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Wiring Advent Controls GSM Diallers to a Honeywell Accenta G3 Alarm Panel

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.

Honeywell Accenta G4 to Advent Controls GSM Dialer

Honeywell Accenta G4 Dialer Wiring

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.

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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.

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Push To Set connections

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.

SMS alarm Wiring diagram

GSM Keyswitch Wiring Diagram

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.

Accenta G3 Installation Manual

This panel is very similar to the one shown in the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F4T-54yb_8

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GSM Alarm Auto-dialer and SMS Sender to Honeywell Galaxy G2

Connection to the Honeywell Galaxy G2 Alarm panel is very straight forward requiring only 3 connections to be made as a minimum.

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A4 GSM Alarm Dialler & SMS Sender

To power the GSM Dialer you can use the auxiliary output on your Galaxy G2 panel.  The positive (+) terminal is connected to one of the VIN terminals (the edge one VINA one is best as it has on-board thermal fuse protection) and the negative (-) terminal to GND on the GSM Dialer PCB.  You then connect the bell -ve terminal to input A.  This is shown as a bell symbol on the Galaxy panel.

GSM Dialler Wiring

Wiring the Honeywell G2 to the A4 GSM Dialler

The Galaxy output terminal can be connected to the dialler Input B terminal if desired to allow the alarm to notify users of various events.  Typically the alarm will be programmed to show when it has been set and unset.  See below for details of programming the output terminal.

If desired the alarm can be set and unset using your mobile phone by SMS or call.  We would recommend only the ‘push-set’ feature of the alarm is used however.  This will avoid any accidental un-setting of the alarm remotely.

To set the alarm the relay output terminals on the dialler are wired as shown in the diagram.  Resistors must be fitted as the change in resistance from 1k to 2k initiates the setting of the alarm.  To set the system the zone is set as a ‘push-set’ zone.  A call made to the system operates the relay and sets the alarm.  A timed pulse can also be made by sending  OPEN in an SMS by any registered user.

If desired the zone can be set as a keyswitch input which allows the alarm to be set and unset.  We only recommend this where input B is used to notify users when the alarm is set and unset (send ‘inlevelB both’ in a SMS text).  The output should be set to normally closed (SMS: normally closed) so in the event power is lost to the dialer the alarm automatically sets.

Please contact support for further details.  Resistors are available on request (free of charge).

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Setting the output terminal options:

Option 53 – Outputs
This option allows the operation of all the system outputs to be programmed. Outputs numbered 0001 to 0008 are the outputs from the trigger header. Outputs numbered 1001 to 1004 are the standard outputs on the main PCB. Outputs on expansion modules are shown if fitted. Each output has a sub menu containing attributes as shown:
1. Function
Assigns the output function that activates the output.
2. Polarity
This selects if the output is normally off (positive) or normally on (negative). Positive means that the output is 12V going to 0V when activated. Negative means that the output is 0V going to 12V when activated.
3. Groups
For output types where groups are programmable, this selects the groups that an output responds to. An output can respond to 1, 2, 3 or 4 groups.
NOTE: Reflex means that the output stays on until the condition clears.
Latch means that the output stays on until a valid user logs on (PIN or card).
Latch* means that these outputs are latched but can be forced off by bell delay, bell time or confirm timeouts. Pulse means that the output stays on for five seconds and then switches off again.
Selecting Outputs
On entering the option, the first output on the system is displayed; the output address, function and mode are displayed on the top line, the polarity and assigned groups are displayed on the bottom line. From the display of the first output, any output on the system can be displayed by pressing the A or B keys or by entering the address of a specific output.
The output is selected for programming by pressing the ent key; the first output programming attribute
1= Function is displayed.
00=Not Used
This function is used to designate outputs that are not being used on the system.
01=Bell (Latch)
The Bells output is activated on a full alarm event when the system is set. This output is subject to the Bell
Time and Bell Delay parameters.
02=Strobe (Latch)
The Strobe output is activated on a full alarm event during the set state. This output is subject to the Bell
Delay. The Strobe output follows the Bell Time, but latches on after the last rearm.
03=Panic (Latch)
The PA output is activated whenever any of the PA zone types activate. It latches on and remains active until a
valid code, with the appropriate reset level, is entered.

04=Intruder (Latch)
The Intruder output is activated on a full alarm event during the set state.
05=Tamper (Latch)
The Tamper output is activated whenever a circuit tamper or lid tamper occurs. The output is not subject to rearm: it latches on and remains active until a valid code, with the appropriate System Reset level, is entered.
06=24 Hour
The 24 Hour output is activated whenever a 24 Hour zone is activated. The output is not subject to rearm: it latches on and remains active until a valid code, with the appropriate System Reset level, is entered.
08=0V Detector Reset (Pulse)
This output is always on (0V) but pulses for five seconds upon setting or system reset to reset any latching detectors.
09=Set (Reflex)
The Set output is activated when the assigned groups on the system are set. This output is a Reflex output and follows the set and unset status of the groups.
11=Comms Test (Pulse)
This output activates any time a test signal is sent to the Alarm Receiving Centre.
14=AC Fail (Reflex)
The AC Fail output indicates the status of the a.c. (mains) power supply. The output activates when the a.c. supply fails or an AC Fail zone is activated. The output is reset when the a.c. supply is restored or the AC Fail zone is closed. This output is subject to Parameter 56.7.4=Comms.Parameters.Power Delay.
15=Low Batt (Reflex)
The Low Batt output activates whenever the control unit stand-by battery falls below 10.5V or a Low Batt zone is activated. The output is restored when the voltage rises above 10.5V or the Low Batt zone is closed.
16=Fire (Latch)
The Fire output is activated whenever a Fire zone is activated. It latches on and remains active until a valid code (level 2 or above) is entered.
20=Confirm (Latch)
The Confirm output is activated when there have been activations on two separate zones: the second activation must occur within the Confirm Time Window. The zones do not have to be in the same group. Confirm outputs will switch off when all groups which have been in alarm are unset.
NOTE: The Confirm output is used to give positive identification that a genuine intruder alarm condition has
occurred and to minimise the possibility of false alarm activations.
32=Omit (Reflex)
The Omit output is activated as soon as a zone is omitted from the system. The activation can be initiated manually by omitting a zone at 11 = OMIT ZONES or by force omit at rearm. Response to either is controlled
by Option 56.7.06 = Comms.Parameters.Omit Sig.
44=Abort (Pulse)
The Abort output is activated when a valid code is entered to unset the system following an intruder alarm.
The output stays on for one minute and then switches off.
45=Unset (Pulse)
The Unset output is activated each time the system (or group) is unset.
51=Link (Reflex)
Activates when link zone is activated see 52.1
66=RF Jam (Reflex)
The RF Jam output is activated whenever any of the RF RIO’s configured onto the system detect a significant level of interference to cause radio jamming.
67=RF Supervision Fail (Reflex)
The RF Supervision Fail output is activated whenever there is a supervision failure from any one of the supervised RF detectors configured onto the system. That is, when the system has received no signals (including
periodic check-in signals) whatsoever, from a particular detector within the programmed supervision period.
68=Assistance (Latch)
Keypad assistance hot key activation or assistance zone.
70=Any Set (Reflex)
Activated when system is Full Set, Part Set or Night Set.
71=Bell Fail (Reflex)
Activates when bell fail zone is activated see Option 52.1
72=RF TX Low Battery (Reflex)
The RF TX Low Battery output is activated whenever an RF detector sends a low battery condition to an RF receiver.
76=Fault (Reflex)
This output will activate any time there is a fault condition present on the panel and will clear when all the fault conditions have cleared.

GSM Dialer/SMS Sender to Texecom Premier Elite 24 Alarm

Connection to the Texecom Premier Elite Series of Alarm panels is very straight forward requiring only 3 connections to be made.

Texecom Premier Elite to GSM Dialer SMS Sender

Texecom Premier Elite 24 Wiring Diagram

To power the GSM Dialer you can use the auxiliary output on your Texecom panel.  The positive (+) terminal is connected to one of the VIN terminals (the lower one is best as it has on-board thermal fuse protection) and the negative (-) terminal to GND on the GSM Dialer PCB.  You then connect the ‘BELL’ (bell -ve) terminal to input A or B.

With the Premier Elite range of alarms there is an additional output connection you can wire to the dialer’s second input.  This can be setup using the Texecom menu to send an SMS message for various events.  Below is a summary of the various messages that can be sent to the user/engineer.  You must setup specific recipients for that input i.e. when using input B:

textnumB 07xxxxxxxxx.

And what you would like the message to say:

customB SERVICE REQUIRED.  (Output option 8)

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00 – ATS Path Fault
This output type activates when a fault is detected with the Alarm Transmission System and deactivates when the fault is cleared.
01 – Mains Power Off
This output type activates when no AC Mains is detected on the control panel and deactivates when mains is detected.
02 – Aux Fuse Blown
This output type activates when the Auxiliary fuse (F1) fails and deactivates when the system is reset.
03 – Bell Tamper
This output type activates when the control panel Bell tamper or an expander input (programmed as Bell tamper) is activated, causing a Tamper alarm on the system, and deactivates when the Tamper alarm is reset.
04 – Auxiliary Tamper
This output type activates when the control panel Aux tamper or an expander input (programmed as Auxiliary tamper) is activated, causing a Tamper alarm on the system, and deactivates when the Tamper alarm is reset.
05 – Panel Lid Tamper
This output type activates whenever the panel cover is removed, causing a Tamper alarm on the system, and deactivates when the Tamper alarm is reset.
06 – Engineer Working
This output type activates whenever an Engineer code is entered to access the programming menu and deactivates when the engineer logs off.
07 – Confirm Devices
This output type activates when the control panel requires devices to be confirmed and deactivates when the devices are confirmed (see page 117 for details).
08 – Service Required
This output type activates when the ‘Service Interval’ timer expires and deactivates when an Engineer code is entered (see page 62 for details).
09 – Bell Fuse Blown
This output type activates when the control panel bell fuse (F4) fails and deactivates when the system is reset.
10 – Battery Fault
This output type activates when the system detects a fault with the stand-by battery, and deactivates when the fault clears.
11 – Battery Test On
This output type activates when the ‘Battery Test’ starts, and deactivates when the test expires (see page 62 for details).
12 – Courtesy Light
This output type activates when the ‘Courtesy’ timer starts, and deactivates when the timer expires (see page 62 for details).
13 – System Open
This output type activates when all areas are unarmed, and deactivates when any area is armed.
14 – Fully Arm
This output type activates when the system is fully armed and deactivates when the system is disarmed.
15 – Digi Failed
This output type activates when the plug-on communicator fails to report to the Alarm Receiving Centre (after 3 dialling attempts), and deactivates the next time the communicator successfully reports to the Alarm Receiving Centre.
16 – Digi Successful
This output type activates when the plug-on communicator successfully reports to the Alarm Receiving Centre and deactivates the next time the communicator is triggered.
17 – Digi Active
This output type activates when the plug-on communicator is triggered and deactivates when the communicator shuts down.

GSM Alarm Auto-dialer and SMS Sender to Texecom Compact R8

Connection to the Texecom Compact R8 Burglar Alarm panel is very straight forward requiring only 3 connections to be made.

To power the GSM Dialer you can use the auxiliary output on your Texecom panel.  The positive (+) terminal is connected to one of the VIN terminals (the lower one is best as it has on-board thermal fuse protection) and the negative (-) terminal to GND on the GSM Dialer PCB.  You then connect the ‘B’ (bell -ve) terminal to input A or B.

Wiring a GSM Dialer to the Texecom Compact R8 Alarm Panel

GSM Dialer to Texecom Compact R8 Panel

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Wiring guide for the GSM Alarm Auto-dialler with Texecom Veritas R8

Hello.  Is the GSM auto dialer compatible with the Veritas R8?  Could you provide the wiring instructions to use it with the R8 please?

Wiring the Advent Controls GSM Dialer and SMS sender to the Veritas R8

GSM Dialer to Veritas R8 Wiring

Hi,

Thank you for your email.  It’s quite straight forward with your panel.  To power the GSM Dialer you can use the auxiliary output on your Texecom panel.  The positive (+) terminal is connected to one of the VIN terminals (the lower one is best as it has on-board thermal fuse protection) and the negative (-) terminal to GND on the GSM Dialer PCB.  You then connect the BELL terminal to input A or B.

They are the only connections you need.

Regards,

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GSM Roller Shutter Remote Control Board Design Update

Further to the previous post where we asked if our installers and users wanted to see nano SIMs we have made a start on the electronics design of the new board.  Let’s see how quickly we can get this into production!  The prototypes should be here in about 2 weeks I reckon which gives us a tight deadline of at least 2014!  Hopefully mid-December for full production.

We have used a nano SIM holder and also a new module by Quectel; the M66.  This gives us a lot more space on the PCB so we can have the two outputs and 1 input.  It also keeps the SIM holder up to date with current treands.  One thing this module does feature is Bluetooth.  I don’t think we’ll see a Bluetooth app integrated this year but for 2015 this could be the answer to adding several numbers at once without using the dial up modem software.

GSM Roller Shutter Controller

GSM Roller Shutter Board initial design layout

We’re at the stage with the PCB where we’ve got a definitive layout for the components.  When designing a PCB you have to juggle with conflicting requirements as the where the components go.  Some things have no compromise.  The red circles in the picture show the areas where no traces can be placed in order to meet electrical clearance standards for safety.  Beyond this the distance between certain components must be minimised to keep the PCB traces as small as possible for Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) compliance.  This is no more important in our design than in the power supply section.

We use a DC-DC converter to efficiently step the voltage of the supply (12-24V) down to the 4v required by the GSM chipset.  Without this you would need at least a 2A power supply and the board would get very hot!  The top priority here is the minimise the current loops of this power supply and to do this we have to move the leads of the critical components as close to each other as possible.

DCDC Buck Regulator Current Loops

Current Loops in the GSM Roller Shutter Controller PCB

On the charging loop these are D1, C28 (which stores all the switched energy), the switch (the 8-pin IC).  If we look at the picture the current loop here is drawn in yellow.  The area of the yellow loop is magnetised when charging the circuit.  We need to minimise this area by keeping the components as close as possible to each other.  We’ve even angled the capacitor C28!

On the output side of the power supply the current loop is shown in pink.  The main decoupling filter capacitor is the MLCC C19 and not the large electrolytic C11.  The frequency is such that a 100uF cap is enough for filtering this stage.  Current flows from C19 through the ground plane and L1 (a ferrite bead circled in brown) to C11 which stores the energy required for a GSM burst.  This arrangement provides a low impedance filter connection for the module to the power supply.  We’ve found this arrangement works better than another linear regulator stage and reduces the cost of the system.  The blue loop shows the current loop for the GSM module which is powered by C11.  The other 3 MLCC capacitors provide a low inductance current source for the 1-2GHz power amplifier.