GSM remote control switch GSM-AUTO

To control your heating, cooling or irrigation system by calling or sending SMS from your mobile the The GSM-AUTO can be used. It sports GSM SIM card slot and two 30 amp relays. Those relays can be programmed to switch on for a pre-determined length of time whenever the GSM-AUTO is called. Alternatively, they can be permanently switched on or off by sending the GSM-AUTO a sms text message. The GSM-AUTO recognizes an authorised telephone number calling it and rejects the call without answering. At the same time it sends ON/OFF command to the replays.

The GSM-AUTO remote control switch is tagged by $199.00 including free worldwide shipping and T- Mobile pre-pay SIM card (you can use your own if you want). See demo video after jump.
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Cellphone-packing smoke detector dials for danger

Cellphone-packing smoke detector dials for danger

Recently I wrote about GSM doorbell which may call to your mobile phone when somebody stays behind your door and wants to meet you. Here is a smoke detector with GSM module produced by Japanese company Keisoku Giken. When the detector senses smoke, it not only makes a sound but also dials a pre-registered number to alert the owner of the fire.

According to the company, the system could be used in temples and buildings of historic interest, unmanned warehouses, buildings under construction, restaurants and holiday homes. They also predict demand from families of elderly people living on their own. The alarm is now on sale in Japan for 16,800 yen ($140) but to use it you must purchase a separate handset and subscription.

[via Sci Fi Tech]

GSM Doorbell

GSM doorbell

Smarthome cannot be without smart doorbell. You can find wireless doorbells, with support MP3, working like IP phone. So, you can find anything you want. But the Dutch wireless start-up Waleli surprised announsing its new product – The Waleli GSM doorbell.
This doorbell is a clever application for GSM mobile phone technology, allowing people to answer their doorbell, talk to visitors, and even open the door, whether they are at home or not. All via their GSM mobile phones.
The GSM Doorbell looks like any other doorbell you might find on a house. When a caller pushes the GSM Doorbell, it rings the resident’s mobile phone via the international GSM network. The visitor can talk to the resident via the small intercom panel next to the bell push. The GSM doorbell can also be linked to an electronic door release, allowing the resident to unlock the front door from the mobile phone keypad, using a secret code.
When the householder is at home and doesn’t need the GSM mobile functionality, the GSM doorbell can be switched to normal doorbell mode with a single keypush.

[via eHomeUpgrade]

Control IR devices via SMS


I came across this article posted by Serasidis Vasilis. It may help you to build your own IR remote controller which receive commands via SMS:

With this circuit we can controll up to 8 devices (4 devices in our example project), by sending a specific SMS message with any mobile phone. Its very usefull at the cases that, at the place we have the devices, we have not a wired telephone line. If you have an old ericsson mobile phone and you are not using it, its the time to build some useful with that. The controlling that we can do to the devices, it is ON , OFF or Reset.

[via Engadget]

GSM security kit

GSMguard300 GSMguard300 is a GSM-based security kit which includes a control unit, two wireless door/window sensors and a siren. There is no limit to the number of extra wireless door/window sensors that can be added to the system.
The system is working using GSM network. Just place a SIM card into control unit and it’s ready to protect your home.

The GSMguard300 has built-in relay and supports x10 devices. So, you can add them to control the light over SMS, for example. In combination with the Marmitek X-10 transmitter SM10 (available separately), you can integrate the system with Marmitek X-10 Home Control.

The price of GSMguard300 is £297.86 ex VAT.