Last updated: 19/03/2015

SMS Alert
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PicC Electronics develops and manufacture 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 produced - only the core models are listed.

- Supply of selected electronic equipment/parts.


Established in 1999.




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Products - Retail prices (excluding VAT)


SMS Alert 9

R1 900

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

R1 500

(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

R2 000

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.




SMS Alert Gate Opener

R1 500


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 Portable Stand-Alone Alarm

R3 995

DIY - Portable alarm system. Can also be mounted to a wall.

Plug into wall & operate – no installation needed.

4 cellphone users are notified via SMS when the alarm goes off.

Includes Pepper Gas System, one PIR motion detector, sound bomb siren and battery.

Includes 2-button 100m remote that: Arms & disarms system, sends panic SMS to 4 users.

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 5 zones split into 2 partitions for expansion at a later stage.

The 2nd partition can be bypassed.

Two system relay outputs 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.

Walk-through test function.  

Solar panel connector with regulator.   

Can open 1 gate via SMS.

Use as a back-up alarm should intruders bypass your existing alarm.


This product is also available without GSM (without SMS capability).


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.





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.

SMS Display Receiver 

R2 500

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

R2 500

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.

SMS Alert 15

R1 900

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.


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.

Extra canister – R120

Demo canister – R120








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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Wireless indoor PIRs


R318.92 T - 4 Channel receiver (can take up to 4 PIRs)

R501.94 T - Wireless PIR, 12M 100 degrees

SMS Alert Power Loss/Restore

 R1 500


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 Temperature Alert

R2 400


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 so that you are notified when water levels are above or below a certain level (e.g of a water or borehole tank).


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 12 fridges if you connect extra sensors of R750 each. Each extra sensor can be up to 80m away from the main SMS Temperature Alert, on the same premises.

-        Poultry monitoring and daily set adjustment.

-        Pharmacy / Doctor refrigerators.


SMS Alert Panic


Sends panic SMS to up to 8 people when button is pressed.

Includes battery, charger, high-gain antenna & siren output (siren optional).

Plugs into wall & operate – no installation needed.

Ideal for bathrooms/old-age homes/unsafe areas.

System can also work with a wireless remote/s with panic button (optional).

Listen-in microphone (phone in and listen for intruders).

Sends ‘low-battery’ SMS when battery is low.

Power loss/restore SMS notification (future versions).



SMS Alert Wireless 4-button Intercom

R4 000


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.

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.

R190: Charger board.

R95: 16VAC transformer.

Shock Detector


Shock / vibration detection for windows, walls, doors and roofs.

Digit al processing for false alarm immunity.

Built-in calibration.

Vertical or horizontal mounting; glass, frame or wall mount.

The Seismic detector is used for the protection of vaults, safes, ATM’s, reinforced concrete walls, vending machines etc.

Detects attacks such as hammering, drilling, explosives, grinding, thermal tool attacks, hydraulic tool attacks etc.

Coverage: 5 m radius.

Operating voltage: 9 to 16 VDC.

Operating temperature: -40°C to +70°C.

Impact rating: IK08.

Dimensions (L x H x W): 102 x 27.5 x 80.2 mm.

Includes test generator for calibration, set up and to perform local or automatic 24 hour test.

Selectable EOL resistors.

Tamper output.

Bar graph LED indicator.

Includes mounting bracket.

Temperature sensors detect extreme high temperature attacks when thermal tools are used – alarm temperature threshold of +85°C.


Vehicle Stand-by Charger



Complete boxed charger unit with transformer and 3-point plug and battery clamps. Ideal for long-term or permanent vehicle standby charging in charging mode that will cause minimal release of battery gas.

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.








GSM RS232 Terminal/Modem


For general GSM use via AT commands

R900 ex VAT

PSU   : R85.5

Aerial : R150

Applications: PLCs etc.


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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Long Range switching/control Various configurations with vandalism and waterproof buttons. SMS based.

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