Last updated: 02/04/2013

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. 

- Ad-hoc electronic equipment.

- Customized SMS Alert products.  

- Development of micro-controlled systems.


Established in 1999, we have more than 10-years' experience in the security industry.




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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  ( 4th 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 

SMS Alert 9 Plus/Alarm

R2 000

Used as a basic alarm module

6 to 8 zones (AC-Opto isolated)

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


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.

Size: 48mm x 76mm x 26mm.

Unit is programmed via SMS.


SMS Alert Portable Stand-Alone Alarm

R3 995

Portable alarm system or can be mounted

Plug into wall & operate – no installation needed

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   

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





o   Keypad that can be used for SMS Alert 9 Alarm Plus

o   2 separate relays: control 2 doors/1 door & duress

o   Relay 1: Up to 1 000 codes

o   Relay 2: 10 Codes

o   Blue Backlit keys

o   12-24 VAC or VDC

o   Weatherproof: IP65 Rating

o   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 requires 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 input for an external alarm.

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 8 users in Technician mode. 

Status request at any time.

Silent listen- in.

12VDC system.


Pepper Gas Dispenser


Requires 12 VDC 3.5A 1 second pulses to activate

60gram/100ml canister included

Robust and suitable housing for outdoor use

Very little movable and reliable parts

Dimensions: 50 x 50 x 340 mm

Time pulse board available








Upgrade/Replacement Module 

Cell phone PCB 


A new PC Board can be bought to replace older units that used a cellphone since 2000


The PC Board plugs in where the cellphone plugged in.


All functionality and programming stays the same.


Size = about the size of a credit card.  


Plug and Play - unit does not need to be switched off


Version information

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 4 (or 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.

SMS Temperature Alert

R2 300


Ideal to provide SMS notifications for fridges/freezers/computer/server/air-conditioned rooms

LCD screen.

Reports to 4 users.

Monitors power loss/restore (Eskom power)

Temperature range is adjustable

Can be expanded to monitor 15 Temperatures probes



Available configurations:

- Poultry monitoring and daily set adjustment

- Pharmacy / Doctor refrigerators

- R750 - Temperature Sensor with 16x2 or 20x4 line LCD






SMS Alert Panic

R1 820

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

R3 500


DTMF functionality (press 58 on cellphone to open gate).

4 buttons on gate station (4 users can be called).

5 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 4 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.

4 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 1m wire between the SMS Alert and the gate station. This distance can be extended up to 10m.  

Charger board


Input 1: 15VAC

Input 2: Direct Solar Panel

Charging Output: 12.9, 13.8, 14.2VDC Max 1A (default 13.8)

Battery terminals can be soldered directly onto PCB for slip-on use.

Battery Low transistor negative output

Auto Battery disconnect (max 10A)

Auto Battery reconnect (max 10A)

LED indication for AC ON, Solar, Low Bat, Bat OK, Bat ON

AC on transistor output

R175: Charger board

R95: 16VAC transformer

Shock Detector


Shock 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.


Shock / Vibration Sensor 



Electronic adjustable shock sensor

Operating supply 12V

Negative trip output





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)






SMS text file logging application

Receives SMS messages and logs it into a text file.

Includes a GSM terminal receiver.




Uses a GSM terminal modem or SMS internet gateway.

Sends out SMSe and indicates which remote units are not responding on a daily basis.

Includes e-mail functionality.

Price on request.


Can be used as a 

SMS scheduling program or

Bulk SMS service


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