Last updated: 12/03/2019

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PicC Electronics develops and manufactures the following:  


- Electronic SMS equipment, called SMS Alert, for alarm systems and other monitoring and control purposes.   

- Development of ad-hoc products.

- 500 plus customized SMS Alert product solutions have been produced - only the core models are listed.

- Supply of selected electronic equipment/parts.




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SMS Alert 9

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9 inputs (8 AC-Opto isolated inputs, negative or positive trip selectable).

3 x 10A relay outputs  ( additional 3 optional).

Reports to 10 users/cellphones.  (40 users on request)

Re-nameable SMS text input strings.

Overall status request at any time.

Silent listen-in microphone.

Pepper gas pulse function.

Missed call to and from option.

Airtime can be loaded and checked on system.

12VDC, 40mA standby.

Specific software available, e.g. Roboguard and triple partition.  

Voice Alert (Audio) optional available e.g. "Power ON".


SMS Alert 1


(Also works as a Gate Opener)

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3 inputs, 1 x 10A output (1 = burglary, 2 = arm/disarm, 3 = panic).

Reports to 8 users/cellphones.

Recognizes up to 16 missed calls or unlimited missed calls, e.g. to be used as a gate opener.

Waterproof enclosure.

Overall status request at any time.

Pepper gas pulse function.  

Missed call to and from option.  

Airtime can be loaded and checked on system.

12VDC, 40mA standby. 


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SMS Alert 1 to Siren output

SMS Alert 9 Plus/Alarm



Used as a basic alarm module.

6 to 8 zones (AC-Opto isolated) and panic.

3 outputs.

4th relay output optional.  

Walk through test function.   

Siren output, 1 minute timeout.

Reports to 4 users/cellphones.

Overall status request at any time.

Silent listen-in.

Pepper gas pulse function.

Airtime can be loaded and checked on system.

Voice Alert (Audio) optional available e.g. "Zone 1 activated".


SMS Alert 9 Alarm Plus and Roboguard HQ wiring diagram





Indoor HD Wireless network IP Alarm Camera with Mobile Viewing Pan/tilt 360 degrees surveillance
Support TF card storage,
Support for smart phones and online replay
Motion detection
Email alarm function
Remote online viewing, HD/SD/LD
Supports WIFI
Quick set up, plug and play
Supports all networks
Suitable for Android and IOS
Indoor use only: office/work, home - Manual for printing

Crow VIB-2000 Shock Sensor

R350 Manual

Wireless (W/L) 

8 channel receiver








Input Voltage

10 to 15V DC


868 MHz / 916 MHz

Current Consumption

Max. 130mA


Outputs 1 to 7 Solid State Relay OPTO MOSFET, Contact Resistance 17 ohm Maximum Contacts Current - 100mA

Output 8 Relay, Contact Resistance- 0 ohm Maximum Contacts Current - 1A

Tamper OPTO MOSFET, Contact Resistance 17 ohm Maximum Contacts Current - 100mA

STA Input

Applied low in the armed condition activates memory log.

Real Time Clock

Real time clock with backup battery lasting for 2000 hours or five years.

Wireless Detectors

Up to 32 detectors (8 per group)

Wireless Keys

Up to 8 remote keys can be connected

Log Buffer (event)

64 records (FIFO)

Receiver Sensitivity

Up to 300 m in open areas

PIR Indoor W/L

(Product on picture left)




Detection Method

Internal reed switch  or External magnet device

Data Protocol

Freewave2 Two Way Protocol

Modulation Type


Frequency Band

868-869MHz / 916-917MHZ


Unique ID serial number 24 bit

Event Transmission

Alarm, Tamper, Supervision, Low Battery

External Input

Up to 15m with 8.2Kohm EOL resistor

LED Indications

LED confirm each transmission

Range in open space

500 m

Tamper Switch

Front cover removal & Back tamper


7 min by default (programmable between 1 to 30 min)

Current Consumptions

Standby ~3 A 

Receive mode ~29 mA

Transmit mode ~38 mA

Transmit power


Power Supply

1 x CR123 Battery

Battery Life

Up to 5 years

Operating temperature

-10C to +55C


97mm x 22mm x 21mm

Weight (inc. battery)

40 gr


Magnetic door contact W/L  

(Product on picture right)








Detection Method

Quad element PIR

Modulation Type

GFSK (1 Frequency)

Frequency Band

868.35MHz / 916.5 MHz


Unique ID serial number 24 bit

Event Transmission

Alarm, Tamper, Supervision, Low Bat, Supervision Time 2 minutes (+random)

Range (Open Space)

500 meters



Lithium. 3V Type: CR123A

Size: 2/3AA

Battery life expectancy

5 years on regular use

Current Consumptions


Standby ~7 mA

Receive mode ~29 mA

Transmit mode ~38 mA

Transmit power


Tamper Switch

Front Cover Removal & Back Tamper

LED Indicators

Red LED: ON during alarm


Operating Temperature

-10C ~ +50 C (14 F~122 F)



123mm x 62mm x 38mm



PIR Outdoor W/L


Detection Method

Double PIR Elements with optional Antimasking feature

Data Protocol

Freewave2 Unique ID Serial Number (24 bits)


868-869MHz / 916-917MHz

Events Transmission

Alarm, Anti-Mask, Tamper, Supervision, Low Bat

Supervision Time

7 min by default (configurable between 1 to 30 minutes)

Range in open space



4 Batteries 1,5V Type AA LR06 ENERGIZER L91

Battery life

Up to 10 years

Current Consumptions

Standby ~11 A

Receive mode ~24 mA

Transmit mode ~45 mA

Tamper Switch

Front Cover and Wall Removal

Transmit Power

~ 14dBm

Temp Compensation

Yes, Dual slop temperature compensation

Alarm Period

2 sec (0.5sec)

Warm up Period

180 sec ( 5sec)

LED Indicator

LED is ON during ALARM and TROUBLE

Operation Temp

-35C ~ +55C

Protection Degree

IP 55


200mm x 86mm x 80mm



SMS Temperature Alert






Ideal to provide SMS notifications for fridges/freezers/computer/server/air-conditioned rooms.

Reports to 8 cellphone users when temperature goes above or below the range you are monitoring.

LCD screen on which you can check the temperature.

Also monitors power loss/restore (Eskom power). It notifies you via SMS when the power is off/on.

Temperature range is adjustable by the user (you programme it yourself).

Plugs into wall with a three-point plug & operate no installation needed.

It has a 1m wire (6-core) with a temperature probe at the edge that you put inside the fridge, under though the rubber of the door (the whole system is not put inside the fridge/freezer).

It has a 1 Amp battery inside, which will give you a battery back-up time of 2-hours.  

A water sensor can be added to notify you when the water levels in a tank are above or below a certain level, or to notify you when water is flowing into a room.

Available configurations:

-        Extra Temperature Sensor with 16x2 or 20x4 line LCD R750

-        A custom SMS Temperature Alert can be made up to monitor up to 10 fridges if you connect extra sensors of R750 each. Each extra sensor can be up to 20m away from the main SMS Temperature Alert, on the same premises. The older systems that doesnt show the temperature in the SMSs can monitor 12 fridges.


-        Poultry/Chicken farm temperature controller ( monitoring and daily set adjustment )

-        Pharmacy / Doctor refrigerators.  

-        Frost control/Prevention - "Ryp beheer" - E.g sends SMS between -5 and 5 degrees on 1 degree intervals


Optional exstra:

Wireless Temperature and Humidity sensors


Data Logger (USB to PDF)


Optional use in conjunction with SMS Temperature Alert above to log temperatures.


Water Level SMS Alert




Option 1: SMS you when the water level in a tank is too high or too low, or a certain level.

Option 2: SMS you when water is flowing into a room, e.g. a server room.  


Other applications : Jar / bucket water level measurement, 

see picture below (max 30cm deep)

Product can be customized to fit you specific application.

SMS Alert Portable Stand-Alone Alarm - Single Barrel




DIY - Portable alarm system with pepper gas.

Plugs into wall socket & operate no installation needed.

4 cellphone users are notified via SMS when the alarm goes off. (first 4 users receive all SMSs & another 4 users receive panic SMSs only)

Includes pepper gas, one PIR motion detector, sound bomb siren, 1.2A battery & 2-button remote (for arm/disarm & panic).

Power Loss & Restore SMS notification.

System can be checked, armed and disarmed via SMS.

Listen-in microphone to verify adjacent noises.

It also includes: Additional 5 zones split into 2 partitions for expansion at a later stage.

The 2nd partition can be bypassed.

An additional relay output can be used e.g. to open/close a gate or switch a light on and off.

Airtime balance can be checked on the internet or via SMS.

Other functions: Walk-through test function & auto battery disconnect when battery is low.

Solar panel connector with regulator. Regulator already built-in.  

Unit can be used in your house, caravan, gun safe, freight containers, etc.

Use as a back-up alarm should intruders bypass your existing alarm.  

The pepper gas sprays 5 pulses at a time when it is set on automatic. It sprays 1 to 10 pulses when set on manual, depending on which message you SMS it. It can spray 20 pulses before the can is empty.


Pepper Gas Slave unit available:

An enclosure with 1 passive, pepper gas & power supply for expansion into other rooms: R950 ex VAT. (excluding wire)

The pepper gas will either spray together with the master unit, or each slave unit can spray on its own.

Optional Extras:

Wireless indoor PIR's and/or Outdoor Roboguard PIR's.                 

Products can be customized e.g. with battery clamps and low battery notification for use where there is no electricity.  


Programming video of adding additional remotes: 


**GSM MMS/Video Call/Photo on request Camera option available (takes MTN card only)


SMS Alert Portable Stand-Alone Alarm - Double Barrel




Same as above but with 

bigger battery,

2 peppergas cans, 

and 2 PIRS (180 degrees)

SMS Alert Power Loss/Restore


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Plug into wall & operate, no installation needed.

It consists of one box, with a 1m cord and a 3-point plug at the end.

Battery standby is 6-8 hours.

It reports POWER LOSS and POWER RESTORE via SMS to up to 8 users when the 220VAC changes, in other words, when there is an electricity failure, and again when the electricity is restored.

It will also report LOW BATTERY when the internal 12VDC battery goes flat.

It has an output that you can remotely latch or pulse via SMS for ad-hoc use (please specify on order).

Listen-in microphone can be added to verify adjacent noises (e.g. generator running, UPS on).

Also available to monitor 110VAC or 380VAC specify on order.

1 Auxiliary output.

SMS Alert Gate Opener





Size: 48mm x 76mm x 26mm.

Slightly bigger than a matchbox.

1 600 authorised users. - When these users make a missed call, the gate/door will open.

400 special restricted users. - These users can be set up to open the gate during certain times and certain days of the week. Users can also be set up to open the gate a certain number of times and then the user will expire.

Operating voltage: 5 - 30 VDC.

Unit is programmed via SMS.


SMS Alert Panic



Sends panic SMS (4 seconds apart) to up to 8 people when the button on the system or the wireless remote is pressed.

Includes wireless remote & receiver, battery, charger, high-gain antenna & siren output (siren optional).

Plugs into wall & operate no installation needed.

Ideal for bathrooms/old-age homes/unsafe areas.

Listen-in microphone (phone in and listen for intruders).

Sends low-battery SMS when battery is low.

Power loss/restore SMS notification (future versions).  

Range between the wireless remote and the SMS Alert Panic system = 50m indoor, 100m outdoor.

A long range receiver can be fitted to increase the range with an additional 100m.

Has a siren output. If connected, the siren will go off for 1 min when the panic button is pressed. (Siren is an optional extra).  

40 remotes can be programmed onto the system.

SMS Display Receiver 



Displays received SMS messages on a LCD screen, which are sent by remote SMS Alert unit(s), e.g. Panic Alarms, Fire Alarms, Burglar Alarms etc.

This is an alternative to the Sherif software below.

When a new SMS is received, a buzzer will sound until any button is pressed.


Button 1

Displays the contents of the inbox e.g. 

Address book name, cell number and SMS text (up to 20 characters).


Button 2

Displays the contents of the inbox e.g. 

Address book name, cell number and SMS text (up to 20 characters) and deletes the item from the inbox.





Guard Monitoring Alarm

SA9 MC55



Monitors security guards.

The system has 2 buttons.

The first button must be pressed every 30 minutes (by, for example, the guard), otherwise an SMS will be send to someone.

30 Seconds before the 30 minutes ends, a buzzer will go off to remind the guard to press the button.

If the second button is pressed, a 'Panic / Fire' SMS will be send.

The system has a built-in LCD, battery and power supply.

It needs 220AC and a SIM-card to function.

It can be mounted to a wall.

There is a key-switch at the side of the box, for activating and de-activating the system.

Has an auxiliary input for an external alarm, etc.

It reports to 2 users.  


Optional modification to above standard unit:

A system with up to 14 wireless remote points available.

Points must be pressed in sequence by guard. This will reset the guard monitor when all 14 have been pressed.

Price upon request.

Sofware updates

SMS Alert 15



15 inputs, single or dual inputs.

No relay outputs.

Inputs are rename-able. A software application and programmer is required.

Reports to 10 users.

Technician mode can be purchased.

Status request at any time.

Silent listen- in.

12VDC system.  

Also available as a 15 zone alarm system (SMS Alert 15 Alarm Plus).


SMS Alert 15 Alarm Plus


11 Zone Alarm module. 
15 inputs, reports to 8 users. 
No Relay outputs. 
Additional Power Loss/Restore, Panic, Key and Battery Low inputs. 
Silent listen-in microphone. 
Zones can be switched on and off via SMS, or changed from NC to NO. 
Siren output. 
Silent mode operation without siren activation. 
The first 4 users receive all the SMSe, and the last 4 users only receive Panic SMSe. 
Technician mode available. 
No walk-through or test mode available as per SA9 Alarm Plus.

Pepper Gas Dispenser



Requires 12V pulses to spray.

60 gram / 100ml canister included.

Robust and suitable for outdoor use.

Very little movable parts.

Dimensions: 50 x 50 x 340 mm.  

Doesnt work on its own; needs to be connected to an SMS Alert.

Extra canister

Demo canister 








SMS Alert Wireless 4-button Intercom





DTMF functionality (press 58 on cellphone to open gate).

6 buttons on gate station (6 users can be called).

3 Additional devices can be monitored (inputs).

2 Additional devices can remotely be switched on/off (outputs) excluding 1 relay that is used to open the gate.

Any of the 6 users who call the intercom will be able to open the gate by pressing 58 on their cellphones or unlimited users per SMS.

BPT gate station included.

6 users can be called and receive an SMS when activity occurs. 

Airtime can be checked via SMS.

40mA standby.

12 VDC power supply not included.

Unit is pre-wired with a 3m wire between the SMS Alert and the gate station. This distance can be extended up to 10m.

PicC Power Supply with 7 Amp battery



Complete power supply with 7 Amp battery.

Battery auto-disconnect output.

Battery low output.

Power loss/restore output.

Solar panel input.

Rating = 1 Amp.








Low Current Universal Charger board


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Input 1: 15VAC, 1 Amp.

Input 2: Direct Solar Panel, 10W or 15W.

Charging Output: 13.8. Adjustable 1 Amp.

Battery terminals can be soldered directly onto PCB for slip-on use.

Battery Low negative output.

Auto Battery disconnect.

Auto Battery reconnect.

LED indication for AC ON, Solar, Low Bat, Bat OK, Bat ON.

AC on negative output.

Charger board.

16VAC transformer.

Upgrade/Replacement Module

Cellphone PCB 





A new PC Board can be bought to replace older units that used a cellphone.

The PC Board plugs in where the cellphone plugged in.

All functionality and programming stays the same.

Size = credit card.


Version information










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Keypad that can be used for SMS Alert 9 Alarm Plus.

2 separate relays: control 2 doors/1 door & duress.

Relay 1: Up to 1 000 codes.

Relay 2: 10 Codes.

Blue Backlit keys.

12-24 VAC or VDC.

Weatherproof: IP65 Rating.

Dimensions: 118 x 74 x 23 mm.  


Extension Aerials

On Request


Magnetic Antenna

2m Aerial with magnet plus UFL converter

Converter (only necessary if antenna is purchased afterwards)


Patch Antenna

Patch Antenna with self-adhesive tape  

Converter   (only necessary if antenna is purchased afterwards)






On Request



Uses a GSM terminal modem or SMS internet gateway.

Sends out SMSe and indicates which remote units are 

- not responding on a daily/weekly/monthly basis.

- Audible alarm

- Conditional forwarding

- Reporting

- Can be user for Bulk SMSes

Includes e-mail functionality.

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or see document


Digital Timer Module



On Request


Power input range: 10V 14 V DC

Versatile timer module can be set with 9 different applications:  

- 1sec - 24Hours Timer  

- Auto door closure  

- Guard awake timer  

- Pulse stretcher  

- Counter  

- Count down trigger  

- False alarm prevention  

- Momentary to Latching  

Trigger input: Positive/Negative  

Reset input: Normally open potentially free  

Relay output load @ 12V DC: 1 Amp  

Dimensions: 52x65mm

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It is recommend that a prepaid SIM card is used, or that a process is in place to cancel or stop the SIM-card, or to limit SMS's  in an emergency should a malfunction occur where many SMS's are sent and unforeseen costs are incurred.  It is recommended to test your SMS Alert on a regular basis.  A product of PicC Electronics must be installed by an installer trained by PicC Electronics.