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PicC Electronics develops and manufactures:  


- 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.

- Located in Paulshof, Sandton.


Ordering process:


Email for orders, quotes, product info and user manuals.


Distributors & Tade:


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Prices on our web site includes VAT, unless otherwise stated.



SMS Alert Products






Including VAT.

Prices may vary.



SMS Alert 9


R1 995

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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".


Dimensions 110x175x30mm




SMS Alert 1  



(Also works as a Gate Opener)

R1 600

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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. 

Dimensions 160x80x55mm


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SMS Alert 1 to Siren output

SMS Alert 9 Plus/Alarm  


R1 995

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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


Difference between SMS Alert 9 Alarm Plus and standard SMS Alert 9


Dimensions 110x175x30mm


WIFI Alarm - 8 input


R1 995


8 input NC triggers

Input 12VDC

Data notification to cellphone




WIFI - Internet Availability Alarm

R1 995 - R6000

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To check internet connection/availability (regular pinging of Google server) via WiFi


Notification of loss of internet connection is SMSed to users


Other ad-ons also available e.g. loss of power, over temperature etc.


Optional - Automatic reset of power e.g. to Router



SMS Temperature Alert




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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.  


Link-able to Alarm system or your 24h response system 




We recommend following an implementing our weekly and 6 monthly test procedures.

Available configurations:

Extra Temperature Sensor with 16x2 or 20x4 line LCD – R750 ex VAT

A custom SMS Temperature Alert can be made up to monitor up to 10 fridges if you connect extra sensors of R750 ex VAT 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/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

Fertility Alarms, for Incubators, Dewars (Nitrogen)


Optional extra:

- Wireless Temperature and Humidity sensors



SMS Temperature Alert - Ultra Low

R5 350

Based on time of quote

Will SMS Power loss / Restore, battery low, and Temperature Alarm or Temperature Normal

Monitors a Temperature band e.g. -60 to -90 degrees C

With battery backup


Pricing includes optional SIM card, with Courier


Order via email : ref : SMS Temperature Alert - Ultra low


Temperature Probe Cable


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Temperature probe on 1.5m wire.

E mail us for the combined temperature and humidity probe.





Temperature Data Logger (USB to PDF)


R1 200

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

Size of an access tag.

It is a monitor with a battery and a USB port, that records the temperature every 15 minutes. 
Life expectancy of 2.5 years.

Once a month or as you like, you take the device out of the fridge/room, connect it to your PC’s usb port, and download the temperatures log in chart report format.


SMS Alert Portable Stand-Alone Alarm - Single Barrel


R4 250

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DIY - Portable alarm system with pepper gas.

Plugs into wall socket & operate – no installation needed.

10 cellphone users are notified via SMS when the alarm goes off. (first 5 users receive all SMS’s & another 5 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.

System can be checked, armed and disarmed via SMS.

Listen-in microphone to verify adjacent noises.

It also includes: Additional 6 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.


Optional  - 15 Hz LED strobe light for eye/brain irritation during night also acting as an emergency night light during power outages when movement is detected



Pepper Gas Slave unit available:

An enclosure with 1 passive, pepper gas & power supply for expansion into other rooms: R1500 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: 





SMS Alert Portable Stand-Alone Alarm - Double Barrel  



R5 500

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Same as above but also including: 

Bigger battery,

2 peppergas cans

2 PIRS (180 degrees)






SMS Alert Power Loss/Restore


R2 400

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Plugs 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



R2 700

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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 and/or USB




SMS Alert Panic

R2 700

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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 

End of life



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

End of life



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 


R1 995

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 Module

R1 995

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.






Control Room Software




Price 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 used for Bulk SMSes

Includes e-mail functionality.

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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.