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GSM 12A
SMS-operated Alarm and Switch Control
Installation and User Manual
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Contents:
Page:
OVERVIEW OF GSM 12A ..................................... 2
CONNECTIONS .....................................................
Preparation of SIM card .....................................
Inserting the SIM card .........................................
General connection method .................................
Connections required before use .........................
Connection of antenna .........................................
Connection of temperature sensors ......................
Connection of alarm detectors .............................
Connection to relays ............................................
Data connections .................................................
Power supply .......................................................
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START-UP ...............................................................
Powering on GSM 12A ........................................
Signal strength ....................................................
Identification of optional keyboard ......................
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SMS CONTROL ......................................................
General procedure ..............................................
Sending SMS messages ........................................
Overview of SMS commands ...............................
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TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................ 13
PRECONDITIONS AND ADVICE ...................... 14
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ....................... 16
GUARANTEE ....................................................... 17
RECYCLING ........................................................ 18
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Overview of GSM 12A
LEDs for relay status (relay 1 and 2)
• Green light: relay on
• No light: relay off
Push-buttons for local control of relays
Antenna connector
Alarm LED
Alarm detector inputs I1 and I2
2 relays, rated at 16 A / 50 VDC
Data connectors for AGG-3 extension
Temperature inputs T1 and T2
Signal strength LED
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Connections
Preparation of SIM card
All remote communication with GSM 12A
takes place through the GSM network. In
order to receive SMS command messages,
GSM 12A needs to have a SIM card installed,
just like any standard mobile phone. SIM
cards from any mobile phone operator will do
(pre-pay or subscription based) as long as
they enable SMS messaging.
NB: pre-pay solutions will often have a
limited life span, and need to be recharged
with credit at least once a year.
GSM 12A requires the SIM card PIN code
to be deactivated. This is carried out by
temporarily inserting the SIM card into a
normal GSM mobile phone where the PIN
code can be turned off (please refer to the
manual of your mobile phone).
Inserting the SIM card
Always ensure that GSM 12A is turned off
when manipulating the SIM card. Insert the
card as shown below, with the notch in the
top right corner.
General connection method
Use a flat-head screwdriver to lift the contact
springs of the terminal block while inserting
the wires into their terminal points.
Wire
Flat-head
screwdriver
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Connections required before use
NB: do not connect the power supply
before all connections are made!
Connection of antenna
Hang the antenna vertically, as high as
possible, on a wood or plaster support.
For the actual connection, please refer to the
overview, page 2.
Connection of temperature sensors
Connect the enclosed temperature sensor
either on inputs T1 and GND, or on T2 and
GND. Locate the sensor tip where temperature reading is wanted (but protect it from
excessive humidity). You may purchase a
second sensor for monitoring two locations.
Temp
Temp
To preserve their precision, temperature
sensors should be laid out so as to avoid
electrical interference, e.g. from 230 V cables
or floor heating.
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Connection of alarm detectors
GSM 12A offers 2 inputs for gas, fire, intrusion, water or similar detectors. Connect
such detectors either on inputs I1 and GND,
or on I2 and GND. A resistor of 10 kΩ to
27 kΩ must be inserted as shown in the
following two figures.
Resistor
NC
C
Normally closed detector loop:
resistor mounted in series
NO
Resistor
C
Normally open detector loop:
resistor mounted in parallel
Connection to relays
GSM 12A integrates 2 potential-free 16 A
relays (max 50 V), which are controlled by
sending SMS messages or by operating the
switches on the faceplate of the device.
Connect the load to the relays through
terminals NO (for normally open) and C (for
common).
Data connections
GSM 12A has two data connectors labelled
DATA A and DATA B, to be used only with
extension AGG-3, a power generator controller made by Sikom. The user manual of
AGG-3 describes these connectors.
Power supply
Connect power supply wires to terminals
+12V and GND. The 12 volts source must be
able to deliver at least 1 ampere.
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Start-up
After all required connections have been
made and a SIM card inserted, follow the
start-up procedure:
Powering on GSM 12A
Once GSM 12A has been connected to a
12 VDC power supply, it will be ready in 10
to 15 seconds. The Signal LED will light up
according to the convention described below
under the title Signal strength.
Should there be a problem with the SIM card
(e.g. if it has been incorrectly inserted, if the
SIM card is faulty, or its PIN code not deactivated), the Signal LED will start blinking
green after a few seconds. In that case, first
make sure that the SIM card PIN code really
is deactivated, as described on page 3.
If Alarm LED keeps blinking red, a fault was
discovered during the self-test of GSM 12A.
This indication occurs about 20 seconds after
powering on. Contact then your dealer.
Signal strength
The Signal LED indicates the signal strength
as follows:
1.
Steady green:
good signal.
2.
Off (no light):
bad or no signal.
In case situation (2) occurs, try re-orienting
the antenna to obtain a better coverage.
Failing that, a better antenna may be purchased from Sikom.
Identification of optional keyboard
The wireless keyboard is an optional accessory that is only used for locally switching the
alarm on/off. First, press both push-buttons
of GSM 12A until the LEDs start blinking.
Then keep the “S” and “A” keys of the
wireless keyboard depressed until keyboard
LEDs start flashing alternatively red and
green, which signals that the keyboard has
been successfully identified by GSM 12A.
Then, use the keyboard as follows: press “A”,
wait until the LED stops blinking, then type
your personal access code. Possible results:
green blinking = alarm deactivated, and
red blinking = alarm activated.
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SMS control
General procedure
GSM 12A is configured and controlled using
regular SMS messages sent from mobile
phones.
The factory-set “1234” personal access code
will be used in the following examples. You
should set a new access code as soon as
possible – and remember it !
Sending SMS messages
SMS messages must always contain the
following:
• First, the 4-digit access code.
• Then, any configuration/control
commands (possibly several of them
per SMS).
“” (quotation marks) are not part of the SMS.
Address SMS messages to GSM 12A by using
the phone number of the SIM card inside it.
Overview of SMS commands
A = Alarm on or off
B = Activate / deactivate alarm inputs
(I1 and I2)
D = Set alarm text
R = Switch relay on or off
S = Status message
T = Timer control
C = Change personal access code
L = Limits for temperature surveillance
J = Activate temperature surveillance for the
limits set with command “L”
N = Mobile number to which GSM 12A will
send surveillance and alarm messages.
V = Limits for power supply voltage
surveillance (between 7 and 15 volts)
G = Activate voltage surveillance for the
limits set with command “V”
The space character may be used between
commands, but not inside a command:
“1234 R1 S1” is valid, but “1234 R 1 S 1”
will not be understood.
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A
Alarm on/off
A is followed by 1 for on, or 0 for off.
E.g.: “1234 A1” switches on alarm (surveillance of
inputs I1 and I2)
E.g.: “1234 A0” switches off alarm (surveillance of
inputs I1 and I2)
NB: Remember to activate inputs via command “B”.
B
Activate / deactivate alarm inputs
B is followed by detector input number, then
1 for on or 0 for off.
E.g.:
E.g.:
E.g.:
E.g.:
“1234
“1234
“1234
“1234
B11”
B10”
B21”
B20”
activates detector on input I1
deactivates detector on input I1
activates detector on input I2
deactivates detector on input I2
D
Set alarm text
D is followed by detector input number and
text message (max 20 characters). End with
the “#” character.
E.g.: “1234 D1Fire in dormitory#”
E.g.: “1234 D2Water leak#”
R
Relay on/off
R is followed by relay number, then 1 for on
or 0 for off.
E.g.:
E.g.:
E.g.:
E.g.:
“1234
“1234
“1234
“1234
R11”
R10”
R21”
R20”
switches
switches
switches
switches
on
off
on
off
relay
relay
relay
relay
1
1
2
2
S
Status message
There are two kinds of status messages.
When GSM 12A receives command S1 or S2,
it will send the corresponding status message
in reply to the mobile phone number the
command was received from.
E.g.: “1234 S1” or “1234 S2”
E.g.: “1234 S1 S2” yields two SMS messages
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Status message for command S1
S1 returns an overview of the most important
configuration settings.
Sample status message received with S1:
Alarm:OFF Input 1:OFF 2:OFF
Relay 1:ON 2:OFF Temp1:X Temp2:+20
Volt:12.2V Num:(12345678) GSM12A V1.0E
Explanation:
Alarm:OFF (Alarm is not activated)
Input 1:OFF 2:OFF (Detector inputs I1 and I2
are deactivated)
Relay 1:ON 2:OFF (Relay 1 is on, relay 2 off)
Temp1:X (Temperature sensor T1 not connected)
Temp2:+20 (Current temperature at sensor T2)
Volt:12,2V (Voltage of power supply)
Num:(12345678) (Number to which surveillance
and alarm messages are sent)
GSM12A V1.00 (Software version of GSM 12A)
Status message for command S2
S2 returns the details of surveillance-related
configuration settings.
Sample status message received with S2:
T1:+20 Lim:OFF Lo:-10 Hi:+20
T2:X Lim:OFF Lo:-04 Hi:+15
Volt: 12,2V Lim:OFF Lo:7,0 Hi:15,0
Num:(12345678) GSM12A V1.0E
Explanation:
T1:+20 (Current temperature, sensor T1)
Lim:OFF (Temperature surveillance off for T1)
Lo:-10 Hi:+20 (Chosen lower and upper limits
for temperature surveillance at T1)
T2:X (Temperature sensor T2 not connected)
Lim:OFF (Temperature surveillance off for T2)
Lo:-04 Hi:+15 (Chosen lower and upper limits
for temperature surveillance at T2)
Volt:12,2V (Voltage of power supply)
Lim:OFF (Voltage surveillance is off)
Lo:7,0 Hi:15,0 (Chosen lower and upper limits
for voltage surveillance)
Num:(12345678) (Number to which surveillance
and alarm messages are sent)
GSM12A V1.00 (Software version of GSM 12A)
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T
Timer control
The built-in relays can be turned on for a
programmable duration, between 1 and 99
hours.
T is followed by relay number, then the
desired number of hours (always a 2-digit
value: “01” = 1 hour, “05” = 5 hours, etc.)
E.g.: “1234 T101” switches relay 1 on for 1 hour
“1234 T222” switches relay 2 on for 22 hours
C
Change personal access code
C is followed by a new 4-digit personal access
code. The factory-set “1234” code should be
replaced as soon as possible.
E.g.: “1234 C9898” changes code from 1234 to 9898
NB: remember the new code!
L
Limits for temperature surveillance
GSM 12A is able to perform temperature
surveillance and send an SMS message when
a chosen lower or upper limit is exceeded.
The chosen limits must be in the range of
-29ºC to +49ºC.
First, remember to set with command “N” the
number to which these alarms shall be sent.
Use command “J” to activate or deactivate
surveillance of chosen temperature limits.
Once any of the limits is exceeded, GSM 12A
will send off a message, and deactivate the
surveillance. If you wish to continue the
surveillance, re-activate it with command “J”.
L is followed by sensor number, then the
lower and upper limits. Temperatures are
2-digit values preceded by “+” or “-”, as in
“+05”, “+22”, “-09”, “-20”.
E.g.: “1234 L1-10+20” stores -10ºC and +20ºC as
lower and upper limits for sensor T1
E.g.: “1234 L2-08+05” stores -8ºC and +5ºC as lower
and upper limits for sensor T2
Should you want surveillance of only one
limit, set the other limit low or high enough
to ensure that it will never be exceeded.
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J
Activate temperature surveillance
for the limits set with command “L”
J is followed by sensor number, then 1 for on
or 0 for off.
E.g.: “1234 J11” activates surveillance on sensor T1
E.g.: “1234 J20” deactivates surveillance on T2
GSM 12A will send resulting SMS messages
to the mobile phone number stored with
command “N”.
NB! Once any of the limits is exceeded, GSM
12A will send off an SMS message, and
deactivate the surveillance. If you wish to
continue the surveillance, re-activate it later
(as in the first above example) when the
temperature has come back to normal.
Commands “L” and “J” may be combined.
E.g.: “1234 L1-10+20 J11” stores -10ºC and +20ºC
as lower, respectively upper limits for sensor T1,
then activates surveillance on sensor T1.
N
Phone number for surveillance and
alarm messages
GSM 12A needs to know to which mobile
phone number it is to send its surveillance
and alarm messages. In contrast, normal
status messages will be returned as replies
directly to the phone, which sent the request
(command “S”).
E.g.: “1234 N12345678#” stores 12345678 as
number for receiving surveillance and alarm
SMS messages.
It is recommended to immediately verify the
correctness of the number (command “S1”).
E.g.: “1234 N12345678# S1” stores a new number
and requests a status message for verification.
Do not forget the international dialling code if
GSM 12A is to send messages to phones with
a foreign SIM card (e.g. prefix +47 for Norway,
+41 for Switzerland, etc.).
E.g.: “1234 N+41123456789#” stores a Swiss number
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V
Voltage surveillance limits
GSM 12A is able to monitor the tension of its
power supply (usually a 12V battery), and
send an SMS message when a chosen lower
or upper voltage limit is exceeded. The
chosen limits must be in the range of 7V
to 15V.
NB! Remember to set with command “N” the
number to which these alarms shall be sent.
Use command “G” to activate surveillance of
chosen voltage limits. Once any of the limits
is exceeded, GSM 12A will send off an SMS
message, and deactivate the surveillance. If
you wish to continue the surveillance, reactivate it with command “G”.
V is followed by the lower, then the upper
voltage limits (always written as 3-digit
values: “095” = 9.5V, “138” = 13.8V, etc.).
E.g.: “1234 V095138” sets lower limit to 9.5V (095),
and upper limit to 13.8V (138).
E.g.: “1234 V075125” sets lower limit to 7.5V (075),
and upper limit to 12.5V (125).
G
Activate voltage surveillance for
limits set with command “V”
G is followed by 1 for on, or 0 for off.
E.g.: “1234 G1” activates voltage surveillance
E.g.: “1234 G0” deactivates voltage surveillance
GSM 12A will send resulting SMS messages
to the mobile phone number stored with
command “N”.
NB! Once any of the limits is exceeded, GSM
12A will send off an SMS message, and
deactivate the surveillance. If you wish to
continue the surveillance, re-activate it later
(as in the first above example) when the
voltage has come back to normal.
Commands “V” and “G” may be combined.
E.g.: “1234 V095138 G1” sets lower limit to 9.5V
(095), upper limit to 13.8V (138), and activates
voltage surveillance (command “G1”).
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Troubleshooting
No light from any LED:
• Are the wires mounted correctly to
terminals +12V and GND?
• Does the battery/power supply provide
enough current?
• Is the GSM network coverage sufficient?
• Is the antenna connected?
Signal LED rapidly blinks green:
• Is the SIM card inserted?
• Is the SIM card PIN code deactivated?
• Is the SIM card subscription valid?
Alarm LED rapidly blinks red:
• Wait about 2-3 minutes for the unit to
restart on its own.
• If it's still blinking: restart GSM 12A by
shortly disconnecting it from its power
supply.
• The red blinking can finally signal a fault
with the unit: contact your dealer.
No contact by SMS:
• Is the GSM coverage good enough?
• Does the battery/power supply provide
enough current?
• Is the antenna mounted correctly?
• Do you use the right personal access code?
GSM 12A does not send status messages:
• Is it equipped with a pre-pay SIM card?
If so, is there any credit left on it?
• Has the card been blocked by the network
operator?
• Check the syntax of your SMS command.
• Do you use the right personal access code?
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Preconditions and advice
•
In an SMS, 1 always means ON and 0
(zero) is always OFF.
•
Uppercase and lowercase letters can be
used equally in commands.
E.g., “S1” is the same as “s1”.
•
The 4-digit personal access code always
comes as the first 4 characters of a
message.
•
Space characters (blanks) may be used
between commands, but not inside a
command: “1234 R1 S1” is valid, but
“1234 R 1 S 1” will not be
understood.
•
Temperatures can only be read if a
sensor is connected to terminal T1 or
T2. Temperatures can be measured in
the range of -29ºC to +49ºC.
Status messages will report an “X” as
temperature for each non-connected
sensor input.
Command “L” (for setting limits) will
remain void in absence of sensors.
•
Several commands may be combined in
a single message sent to GSM 12A.
E.g.: “1234 T130 N123456789# S1”
switches relay number 1 on for 30
hours, stores a new phone number for
alarm/surveillance messages, and
requests a status message.
•
Measured temperatures depend on the
location of the sensor. There may be a
difference of 2-3 degrees, depending on
whether the sensor is placed high or
low in a room. The precision of the
sensor is +/- 2 degrees.
•
Always wait 1 minute or more between
each SMS message sent to GSM 12A.
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For GSM 12A to work satisfactorily, a
good coverage of the relevant GSM
network is needed. In case of bad
coverage, it is recommended to
purchase an outdoor antenna.
The reliability of SMS messaging
depends on the network operator. An
SMS will not be delivered in case of
errors on the GSM network, or similar
issues under the responsibility of the
operator. When the GSM network is
heavily loaded, it may take several
minutes (or even hours) for an SMS
message to be delivered. Sikom AS
cannot do anything about these
conditions. The dispatch date and time
of the message are nevertheless visible
at delivery.
In conformance with legal regulations,
network operators are free to cease
certain GSM services. Sikom AS is not
a provider of GSM services and can
therefore not be held liable for any
changes of such services. Notifications
should nevertheless be published long
before such events take place (2 years
or so).
•
If you opt for a prepay solution,
remember that the credit must be
recharged before use. Information on
this procedure, as well as how to check
the remaining credit comes with the
SIM card. GSM 12A is unable to warn if
the credit is exhausted, as no SMS
message may then be sent out.
•
When a heating appliance (stove,
radiator) is connected for remote
control, it is a precondition that its
power is adapted to the room it is
expected to heat (size, insulation, etc.).
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Technical specifications
Model:
Operating voltage:
Max load per relay:
Power consumption:
Standby:
Typical when active:
When relay active:
GSM 12A
7,5 – 15,0 volts
50V-16A
Operating temperature:
Dimensions (LxDxH):
Weight:
-20 to +50 ºC
111 x 28 x 62 mm
130g
40 mA
250 mA
70 mA
Designed for indoor use only.
This equipment complies with the European
R&TTE directive. Further information may be
obtained by contacting either the Swiss
importer through www.EcoStarter.com or the
manufacturer:
Sikom AS
Jernbanegata 16/18
P.O. Box 223
7601 Levanger
Norway
Internet address: www.sikom.no
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GUARANTEE
Sikom AS products come with a two years
guarantee.
Sikom AS guarantees this product against
any faults due to material flaws or
manufacturing errors, which limit or render
useless certain functions described for the
product. The guarantee requires the
customer to present the original bill, with
date of purchase clearly readable.
What is covered by the guarantee?
During the guarantee period, Sikom AS
reserves the right to repair the product or to
replace defective parts with functionally
equivalent parts. If, after several attempts,
Sikom AS is unable to correct the problem,
and the product does not work as described
in the manual, Sikom may elect to refund the
purchase price or to replace the product with
a functionally equivalent one. All replaced
parts and products become the property
of Sikom AS.
What is not covered by the guarantee?
• Damage to life, health, property and
environment caused by circuits and
appliances connected to the units (install
and use the relays responsibly).
• Costs related to (re)installing,
transporting and dismantling units;
recycling may be governed by special
rules (see the relevant chapter).
• Damages caused by use outside of the
operating conditions specified in the
manual.
• Malfunctions caused by transport
damages.
• Service or modifications performed by
other entities than Sikom AS.
• Use of non-original parts.
• External factors, such as lightning, power
supply issues, mobile network issues,
flood damage or fire.
• Units with modified, removed or
unreadable serial number.
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RECYCLING
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
(WEEE) information:
The WEEE symbol indicates that this product
must not be disposed of along with other
household waste. It is the customer's
responsibility to dispose of the product
properly by taking it to a designated site for
recycling. To locate a recycling/disposal site
near you, contact your local city recycling
program, your regular waste disposal service
or the agent from whom you purchased this
product.
For Switzerland, this product includes in its
purchase price a contribution (the advanced
recycling fee) to the SWICO Recycling
Guarantee, which means that used
equipment can be handed in free of charge
for recycling. Collection sites are listed at
www.swico.ch.