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Honeywell Accenta/Optima GSM Dialler SMS Sender – Set and Unset Alarm Remotely

Our C4 for Honeywell Accenta & Optima alarms allows you to remotely set and unset your alarm from anywhere in the world.  It will dial, text and email you when the alarm is triggered and armed and disarmed.

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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.

 

 

The GSM Dialler is available from our online shop here

GSM Dialer

GSM Alarm Auto-dialer

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.

honeywell-accenta-g4-dialer-wiring_set

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.

PTS Wiring GSM dialler

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

The GSM Dialer is available from our website here GSM DIALER

GSM Dialer

GSM Alarm Auto-dialer

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.

GSM Dialler

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).

Advent Controls

The GSM Dialler is available from our online shop here

GSM Dialler

A4 GSM Alarm Dialler & SMS Sender

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.

Citadel Xr2 GSM Alarm Dialer/SMS Sender Wiring Guide Aico Smoke Alarm

We received this question via email:

Hi,

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.

Cheers

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.

Citadel Xr2 GSM dialer wiring with Aico Alarm

Citadel Xr2 Wiring Guide

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:

inlevela both

inlevelb both

customah the burglar alarm has stopped sounding.

custombh the fire alarm has stopped sounding.

The Advent Controls GSM Alarm dialer and SMS sender is available from the Advent Controls website here.

Castle Care 1600 Burglar Alarm to GSM Dialer/SMS Sender Wiring Diagram and Programming

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).

GSM SMS Sender Wiring

GSM Dialer Wiring Diagram

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:

inlevelA both

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.

GSM Dialer programming

Set/Unset Signal

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.

And unset…

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

GSM Programming

Castle Care Output table

 

What’s new in July

We ended June having brought our new Gold G2 2-Button Intercom into full production and having restocked our old 1-Button internal aerial unit.

GSM Intercom

Advent Controls G2 Intercom

We have a new PCB which will form the basis of all of our dialers and gate/shutter openers going forward.  It features an ultra-low power mode, more inputs and outputs, space for a voice unit and Bluetooth.  The chip on the PCB has a larger program memory (like the hard drive of a PCB) giving us space to add more features.  The power supply design is more rugged too allowing for higher voltages and better surge protection.

B3 PCB

GSM Roller Shutter Controller

We’ve finally given up on the Circuit Switched Data (CSD) system we used for remotely connecting to devices in the field and have revised the software to use the GPRS packet data system.  We chose CSD as it meant your SIM did not require data and there was no need to tell the GSM unit your network’s APN (Access Point Name) e.g. giffgaff.com…  The problem is CSD does not really work at all never mind reliably.  Quectel have dropped support on the new modems we are using so it was time to switch to GPRS.

GSM assembly code

We’ll be using GPRS to dial in in future

There are huge benefits though.  The newer PCBs including our Gold G2 Intercom can have a full firmware update over the internet using GPRS.  We have also added the ability for the dialers and gate openers to send emails whenever activity is detected.  Eventually we will either offer our software to the end user or create a web interface for setup to be done online.

Setup GSM dialers and intercom online

Advent Controls Web Interface Software

New features – feedback definitely welcome!!

  • Dial, SMS and email
  • Bluetooth Setup
  • Low power modes
  • PC interface software
  • Ability to email list of settings and stored numbers
  • 2-In, 2-out PCB due August
  • Keep Alive text to display balance

Michael Beaver, Director