Last updated: 10/08/2016

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15 Dec 2016 - 9 Jan 2017, unfortunately we have to close at some stage ;-)  


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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

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. 

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.  

SMS Alert 1


(Also acts as a Gate Opener)

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 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.



CROW Wireless (W/L) 

8 channel receiver

Input 12VDC

8 x COM & NC outputs

RSSI indication for devices




Other Crow W/L products



W/L indoor PIR

W/L door magnet

W/L outdoor PIR


SMS Temperature Alert




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

Reports to 4 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 4 fridges if you connect extra sensors of RR750 each. Each extra sensor can be up to 20m away from the main SMS Temperature Alert, on the same premises. The older systems that doesn’t show the temperature in the SMS’s can monitor 12 fridges.

-        Poultry monitoring and daily set adjustment.

-        Pharmacy / Doctor refrigerators.  


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.

Product can be customized to fit you specific application.


SMS Alert Portable Stand-Alone Alarm


Rated one of the products of the year 2016 (Hi-tech Security Magazine).

DIY - Portable alarm system with pepper gas (& optional camera).

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 SMS’s & another 4 users receive panic SMS’s 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.

An optional camera component can be fitted, that MMS a photo to your cellphone.

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 Power Loss/Restore


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.

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 SMS’e, and the last 4 users only receive Panic SMS’e. 
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.  

Doesn’t 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


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.


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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

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)







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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Sherlo Digital Timer Module



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


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 SMSes  in an emergency should a malfunction occur where many SMSes 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.