smanos® X300 GSM/SMS Alarm System
The smanos® X300 alarm system offers a number of innovative features which are easily accessed via the free smartphone app. The system will send SMS text messages (or voice calls with your own personalized, pre-recorded message) in succession, to up to 5 numbers in the event of a trigger.
In this blog entry, we are going to walk through the process of storing phone numbers in the system with the use of the Android app. These numbers are also important as they can control the system – if you try to control the system from a number not on this list, then you will get a message saying: “Sorry, operation failed. Phone number is not authorized.”
We’re assuming that you have already set up an account – if you haven’t, this is a very easy process that can be found on page 50 of the X300 instruction manual, or on YouTube.
To get started, simply open the app on your Android smartphone and select the account you have set up (in the example, we have called the account “alarm”). This will take you through to the main interface.
The main interface looks like the screenshot below. You can do a number of things from here, but for the purposes of the task in hand, select [Store Phone Numbers] – the second item on the list.
The next screen gives you 5 boxes to enter up to 5 numbers for phones to be sent SMS text messages. As we mentioned, a phone number has to be on this list to be able to control the alarm system remotely.
As you select a box, a keyboard will appear to allow numeric entry. Enter up to 5 numbers in the boxes, remembering to enter any necessary dialing codes as well. If you make a mistake in the entry the system will recognize this later – but it’s worth taking the time to get the numbers right the first time!
When the numbers are entered, tap [Done] in the top right of the screen. This will take you to an SMS screen so that your smartphone can send the numbers to the control panel. Tap [Send] just as you would if you were sending a normal SMS text message.
Once the message is sent, if you’re near the control panel (you don’t have to be), you’ll see the status light flash quickly. The control panel will respond with a confirmation SMS to your smartphone.
Assuming the numbers are all valid numbers, then the SMS will say: “Store phone numbers successfully.” If you get this message then you’re done – the numbers are successfully programmed in the control panel.
You may get a message saying: “Wrong input” – if you get this then it means that one or more of the numbers you entered was not valid. If so, go back to the number entry screen and carefully recheck and edit the number(s) and re-send the SMS message to the control panel. Hopefully this time everything will be correct, and you’ll get the “Store phone numbers successfully” message confirming that you’re done.
That’s all there is to it – it is an important but easy step to take as it ensures that in the event of an alarm, you and other family members are properly notified.