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Theresa May Promises £1B Fund For Post-Brexit Britain

Northern towns are set to be given a large portion of a £1 billion post-Brexit fund, to help communities in need. The funds will be spread over the next seven years to supplement the work of council. According to the Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government, the North West will receive the biggest boost. Meanwhile, the South East, including councils like Essex, Suffolk and No...
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Notice to all OpenTAP users about modem software settings!

We recently have had a few customers who are using computer based modem and compatible TAP software with OpenTAP and they have been having trouble dialling up and sending messages via our OpenTAP dial up access numbers. Some times for some reason with some customers modems and their software it will not work properly with PARITY setting of NONE (NULL). Try changing the PARITY setting to TRUE (E...
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OpenTAP to SMS text messaging for alarm and fire control panels and TAP protocol software monitoring

Switch from Vodafone/O2 to the new Texecom and Honeywell approved Non-Registration #OpenTAP to #SMS access number or #alarm and #fire #security control #panels, feel free to use it. The access #phone number is 09117329997 It will work with either 09117329997 or  for international customers +448726149997 on the #mobile #phone settings.
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SMS over PSTN Phone Lines (Endorsed by Texecom Ltd)

        Vodafone the last man standing? SMS over PSTN phone lines has been used in varying industries for many years, and was often sold as an additional service by alarm companies, allowing the user to be notified of alarm conditions, and open/close events. For many years there were two main players operating the service in the UK, O2 and Vodafone. In 2012 th...
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SMS Functionality from Galaxy Control Panels Using PSTN

Honeywell Security Group has recently received the following email extract from the BSIA (British Security Industry Association), regarding the O2 network and the TAP gateway used for SMS texting via PSTN. The O2 centre number (07860 980480) has been unreliable for a period of time, and even though the panel will transmit the message, a failure by the O2 server will result in an “SMS Comm Fail”...
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TFS EMEA Technical Support Services TIB072INT12 SMS and G2 v1.51 Update

Date of issue: 16 January 2012 Purpose: This Customer Advice Note (CAN 039) provides information relating to the SMS functionality from Galaxy control panels using PSTN landlines and information regarding an update to the G2 Control Panel. Problem: The following email extract has been sent to us by BSIA (British Security Industry Association), who have received information regarding the O2 net...
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING TEXECOM SMS SERVICE CENTRE NUMBERS

Please see below for an important announcement from Texecom regarding the SMS Service Centre Numbers: SMS Service Centre Numbers Texecom have been notified that the O2 network and the TAP gateway used for SMS texting via PSTN will be switched off at the end of March 2012. The O2 centre number (07860 980480) has been unreliable for a period of time and on numerous occasions the service has...
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Vodafone Tap Gateway

Well it looks like the Vodafone TAP is getting less reliable every day. Today it was only sending around 10% of messages from a Castle Euro 46. Tried it on 2 other panels at different sites, story was the same. Pyronix/Castle keep selling it though. Why do they release bulletins like this  http://shl.createsen...C70DBB5D28FA0F4 claiming it is reliable when the TAP is out of their control. ...
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I’ve got a Galaxy G2-20 which has been using the SMS feature by the O2 gateway on my BT line.. however now sadly the service has died (constant engaged tone).

Hi all, I've got a Galaxy G2-20 which has been using the SMS feature by the O2 gateway on my BT line.. however now sadly the service has died (constant engaged tone). So I need to get my G2-20 to speak to the outside world once more. After a night of googling it seems that non of the other SMS gateways either work or work with non subscribers. So its looking like a GSM card (horrificly...
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Does your security system’s SMS alert use O2?

Security systems over a year old which use the O2's TAP gateway service to deliver an SMS text message to key holders when their alarm is activated, now need to switch to another provider. O2 withdrew their "TAP" gateway product in March 2012. Plus other major networks to follow! The change may well cause problems for a number of alarm systems. The SMS TAP service uses a landline connection ...
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