Last updated: 17 April 2024

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About us:


-Before 1999 Xlab-Engineering manufactured Checker, now called SMS Alert.

-Checker was first used at Boksburg municipality to Alert Power failure via SMS.

-Xlab-Engineering became PicC Electronics cc, registered in 2003.

-Products are designed, manufactured, and supported in South Africa.

-An estimate of +500 customized SMS Alert products solutions have been produced.

-As of 2023 clients have confirmed working SMS Alert products installed more than 2 decades ago.

-We may be approached to distribute your product in South Africa.

-We are located in Paulshof, Sandton.





1.We monitor and maintain airtime, SMSes, and data for our clients.

2.We offer automated remote testing on our products.

3.On critical applications we offer regular site visits and can provide documented testing services (end to end user testing)





SMS Alert is used for alarm systems and other monitoring and control purposes either via SMS or Data communication.




Contact us:


Office hours: 


Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 17:00


Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED


Located in Paulshof, Sandton



Quotes, orders, product queries & user manuals:


Technical & installation queries:



PLEASE CALL US if you've emailed us and didn't get a reply back within one working day (due to possible email problems).


Tel: 011 202 5884


C: 083 235 4916        



Postnet Suite 172,Private Bag X87,Cambridge Crossing,Paulshof,2021



Prices & Distributorship:


Email us for prices as a distributor, installer or end-user. 


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