SMS Communicator Instruction Manual

SMS Communicator Instruction Manual
SMS Communicator Manual v1.7
SMS Communicator
Instruction Manual
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Introduction
The SMS Communicator is a unit that operates together with the VoiceAlert System6. It provides functionality for
sending SMS messages in the event of movement being detected by the VoiceAlert system.
Installation
The SMS Communicator connects to the VoiceAlert Base unit using two cables:
Power patch cable
Sense cable
The power patch cable is connected to the jack labelled “DC-OUT” on the SMS Communicator, and the other side
is connected to the DC input on the VoiceAlert Base unit.
The Sense cable is connected to the VoiceAlert Base unit relay outputs. The one end of the sense cable has a
small PCB, with pins that are designed to fit into the relay output screw terminals at the rear of the VoiceAlert base
unit. Connect it such, that the cable coming from the PCB, is closest to the audio output connector on the Base unit
(located alongside the relay output connector).
The AD-DC adaptor that is supplied with the VoiceAlert base unit, is connected to the jack labelled: “DC-IN” on the
SMS Communicator.
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Setting up the VoiceAlert base unit
The SMS Communicator operates by detecting the closure of relay contacts in the VoiceAlert. There are 4 relay
contacts provided by the VoiceAlert, which corresponds to zones 1 through 4. The VoiceAlert unit needs to be
configured in terms of the behaviour of the output relays. When movement is detected, you should be able to hear
a faint “click” coming from the VoiceAlert.
To set up the output behaviour of the VoiceAlert unit Zone 1:
A: Set the mode switch to “run”
B: Press the playback button, and keep it pressed until all LEDs on top light up. -then release the button.
C: Press the #1 button repeatedly, until only the “Setup” LED is lit.
D: Press the playback button once to exit this mode.
E: Repeat steps B,C,D for zones 2,3,4 by using buttons #2, #3, #4 respectively in step C. This procedure will
configure the VoiceAlert unit to switch the output signals on for a period of 5 seconds when the appropriate zone is
triggered. If the above is unclear in any way, please refer to the VoiceAlert base unit user's manual for more details.
UPS functionality
The SMS Communicator contains a battery, and is able to operate and supply power to the VoiceAlert base unit, in
the event of a power failure. Battery life is in the region of a 6 hours.
On/Off switch
Along the side of the SMS communicator is a switch. If the LED next to it is on, then the SMS communicator is on.
Switching off the SMS communicator will not disrupt the supply of power to the VoiceAlert base unit.
SIM Card
The SMS Communicator accepts a standard GSM SIM card. All new SMS Communicators are shipped with a preinstalled SIM card, so removal should never be necessary. The SIM card is fitted into a miniature removable tray,
which is plugged into the unit at the side. The tray is removed by depressing the small button along the side of the
tray (using a ballpoint pen or other pointy object). Please be careful when inserting the SIM card. - make sure you
insert the tray properly into the mating connector inside the SMS communicator.
Before you install your SIM Card:
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Install the SIM Card into a normal cellular phone
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Verify that there is no SIM PIN enabled (The phone must not ask for a PIN when switched on with this SIM card
inside)
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Verify that you are able to send an SMS message.
AIRTIME: Please note, that if you use a prepaid SIM Card, it is advisable NOT to remove the SIM Card to top up
your airtime. You can top up your airtime at any ABSA ATM, (and also the Internet banking facilities of most
banks). The SMS communicator automatically checks the amount of airtime remaining (from time to time). This
feature currently only works with MTN. If the airtime falls below the R8.00 mark, it will send a notification SMS to
the administrator number, detailing the unit serial number and also the actual amount of airtime remaining. If the
airtime falls below R4.00, the unit will NOT send a notification SMS (since this consumes still more airtime) and will
rather send a “please call me” to the administrator number. (Again, only if the unit has a MTN SIM Card inserted).
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Basic Test
The SMS Communicator has a built-in test feature. If the SMS Communicator receives “TEST GSMC” as an SMS
message, it will reply to the number that sent the message, with the following text:
GSMC TEST OK
< Indicates the Test completed successfully
Sig=68%
< Indicates the Received Signal Strength
FW=1.0
< Indicates the Firmware revision.
Serial=02435
< Indicates the Serial number
Analog=034
< Indicates the raw analog input value (out of 255) (you may ignore this info)
Configuration from PC
The SMS Communicator can be configured by connecting a serial cable from the port provided on the GSM
Commander, to a PC. (Cable is available separately). Special configuration software is available to configure the
unit. This software may be downloaded from: www.pteq.net/SMSCommunicator.
Simply install and run, the software is self-explanatory and easy to use.
Configuration via SMS
The SMS Communicator provides functionality to provide some configuration changes to be done via SMS
message (from the administrator number only). All configuration commands are case sensitive! The following
operations can be performed via SMS message:
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Change Administrator number
Check Administrator number
Add a number to the list
Remove a number from the list
Clear all Numbers
Change SMS message text
Disable SMS sending
Enable SMS Sending
Before you can do any configuration, it is important that you first set the Administrator
number.
Set Administrator number
This command will only work if there is no administrator number presently defined. (As would be the case after the
“ADMIN CLEAR” command is sent). The administrator must send:
“ADMIN SETADM”
This will store the number of the phone used to send the message, as the new administrator number. The SMS
Communicator will reply with a confirmation message.
Check Administrator number
This command allows the user to determine which number is the current Administrator number. Simply send:
“ADMIN?”
The SMS Communicator will reply with a message showing the current administrator number.
Add a Number to the list
This command can only be sent from the administrator number. To add a number (+27831234567) to the list, the
administrator must send:
“ADMIN ADDN +27831234567”
The SMS Communicator will reply with a confirmation message.
Note that only the first 6 numbers (The Administrator and 5 others) will receive SMS messages in response to
movement detected by the VoiceAlert.
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Remove a Number from the list
This command can only be sent from the administrator number. To remove a number (+27831234567) from the
list, the administrator must send:
“ADMIN REMN +27831234567”
The SMS Communicator will reply with a confirmation message.
Clear all Numbers
This command can only be sent from the administrator number. This command will clear all numbers from the list,
including the administrator number. The administrator must send:
“ADMIN CLEAR”
The SMS Communicator will reply with a confirmation message.
Change SMS message text
This command can only be sent from the administrator number. This command will change the SMS message
stored at a particular slot in the setup memory. The administrator must send:
“ADMIN ADDMSG1 This is the new Message”
This will change the message stored at location 1 (corresponding to Zone 1 on the VoiceAlert) to “This is the new
Message”. To change the SMS message located at a different location, substitute the '1' in the command above for
the correct location number. The SMS Communicator will reply with a confirmation message.
Disable SMS sending
This command can only be sent from the administrator number. This command will disable all SMS sending from
the SMS communicator. The administrator must send:
“ADMIN OFF”
The SMS Communicator will reply with a confirmation message. SMS sending will be disabled until the unit is
restarted, or messaging is turned on by the “ON” command.
Enable SMS sending
This command can only be sent from the administrator number. This command will enable all SMS sending from
the SMS communicator. The administrator must send:
“ADMIN ON”
The SMS Communicator will reply with a confirmation message. SMS sending will now be enabled.
Disable SMS sending via missed call
All SMS Sending can be disabled by simply placing a call to the unit.
confirmation.
The unit will not respond with any
Check Airtime
The Administrator may check the actual amount of airtime that is left on the SIM Card (MTN ONLY) by sending:
“ATCHECK”
The unit will reply with an SMS detailing the actual amount of airtime that is left.
Interrupting power to the VoiceAlert Base Unit
The SMS Communicator can be used to interrupt power to the VoiceAlert.
If “OFF” is received from any of the listed numbers, power to the VoiceAlert base unit will be turned off.
If “ON” is received from any of the listed numbers, power to the VoiceAlert base unit will be turned on.
If “PAUSE” is received from any of the listed numbers, power to the VoiceAlert base unit will be turned off for 60
seconds.
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Troubleshooting
If the unit does not seem to send SMS messages:
1: Remember the SMS Communicator takes about 30 seconds to start up, and will not send any SMS messages
during this time.
2: Make sure that power is on. The red LED on the side of the unit will light up if the unit is powered.
3: Make sure the SIM card is active and is loaded with airtime (in the case of a prepaid SIM card) – It is best to
insert the card into your phone and verify you are able to send and receive SMS messages.
4: Make sure the VoiceAlert unit is properly configured. When movement is detected, you should be able to hear a
faint “click” coming from the VoiceAlert. This is the signal that the SMS communicator monitors to know when to
send an SMS message. See “Setting up the VoiceAlert base unit”
5: Verify that there is sufficient cellular network coverage in the area by checking on your cellphone (with same
network).
6: Perform a “Basic Test” as described earlier in this manual.
Feature XYZ is not working:
You may require a firmware update, since not all features described herein, are available in all firmware versions.
Please visit www.pteq.net/smscommunicator for details.
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Manufacturer contact details:
Please be advised that the SMS Communicator as described in this manual can only be purchased via the
VoiceAlert marketing network.
The SMS Communicator contains hardware identical to that used in the GSM Commander product, manufactured
by Polygon Technologies CC. For more details, please visit www.gsmcommander.com
Polygon Technologies CC
email: info@pteq.net
tel:
021 948 4025
fax:
086 682 3310
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