SpaceControl User Manual

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SpaceControl is a miniature key fob controlling the security system at a distance up to 1300 meters absent any obstacles. It allows to set the Ajax security system in the armed, night or disarmed mode, as well as switch on an alarm.

As it is the two-way communication, you will know whether the system has received the SpaceControl command.

Operating as part of the Ajax security system, the key fob is connected to the hub via the protected Jeweller protocol. In addition, the key fob can be used to control any third party security central unit through the uartBridge or ocBridge Plus integration module.

The fob is set up through the iOS and Android-based mobile application for smartphones or web application.

The Ajax system is self-sustaining, but the user can connect it to the monitoring station of a security company.

Functional elements

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  1. System arming button
  2. System disarming button
  3. Night mode button
  4. Panic button (activates the alarm)
  5. Light indicators
  6. The hole for attaching the key fob

Buttons can be assigned when using a key fob with hub and Ajax uartBridge. At the moment, the feature of modification of commands (and deactivation) of the key fob buttons when using with the Ajax hub is not available.

Using the key fob

Maximum connection distance between the key fob and the hub – 1,300 meters. This distance is reduced by walls, inserted floors and any objects hindering the signal transmission.

SpaceControl operates only with one security system (Ajaх or third-party system via the integration module). If you connect the key fob to a new security system, it will cease to interact with the previous system. However, the key fob will not be automatically deleted from the list of devices of the hub.

The key fob can:

  • Arm the system — press the button (O) once
  • Arm the system in the night mode — press the button (c) once
  • Disarm the system — press the button (C) once
  • Switch on an alarm — press the button (!) once

To disconnect the actuated security system (siren), press the disarming mode (C) on the key fob.

Operational Indication

Depending on the firmware version, the SpaceControl key fob LEDs indicate the status with red or green light.

The key fob reports its status only after any button is pressed.

IndicationEvent
4 green key fob LEDs blink 6 timesThe key fob is not registered with any security system
Two green LEDs next to the pressed button light up onceThe key fob command has been sent over to the security system

The LEDs next to the pressed button quickly blink green 4 times when a key fob with firmware version 3.16 and lower is used

The central LED lights up red briefly when a key fob with firmware version 3.18 and later is used

The command has not been delivered as the security system is too far away and cannot receive the command
Two LEDs next to the button light up green twice. Then 4 key fob LEDs blink green 6 timesThe key fob has been removed from the security system devices
The central LED lights up green for a few secondsLinking a key fob to the security system
The central LED lights up green for approximately half a second when a key fob with firmware version 3.18 and later is usedThe system has executed the key fob command
The central LED lights up red for approximately half a second when a key fob with firmware version 3.18 and later is used

The system has not executed the key fob command — integrity verification is enabled in the system and one of the devices is faulty

After the main indication, the central LED lights up green once and gradually goes out when a key fob with firmware version 3.16 and lower is used

After the main indication, the central LED lights up red once and goes out gradually when a key fob with firmware version 3.18 and later is used

The key fob battery needs replacement. In this case, the key fob commands are delivered to the security system.

Continuous short flashes of green light when a key fob with firmware version 3.16 and lower is used

Continuous short flashes of red when a key fob with firmware version from 3.18 to 3.52is used

Key fobs with firmware version 3.53 and later do not function when the battery charge level is unacceptably low, do not communicate commands to the hub, and do not notify with LED indication

The battery charge level is unacceptably low. The battery needs replacement.

In this operation mode, the key fob commands are not delivered to the security system.

Connecting the key fob to the Ajax Security System

Connection to hub

Before starting connection:

  1. Following the hub instruction recommendations, install the Ajax application on your smartphone. Create an account, add the hub to the application, and create at least one room.
  2. Go to the Ajax application.
  3. Switch on the hub and check the internet connection (via Ethernet cable and/or GSM network).
  4. Ensure that the hub is disarmed and does not start updates by checking its status in the mobile application.

Only users with administrative privileges can add the device to the hub.

How to connect key fob to hub:

  1. Select the Add Device option in the Ajax application.
  2. Name the device, scan/write manually the QR Code (located inside the body, on the battery fixture and packaging), and select the location room.
  3. Select Add — the countdown will begin.
  4. Simultaneously press the button for armed mode (o) and the panic button (!) – the key fob will blink with the central LED. For the detection and interfacing to occur, the key fob should be located within the coverage area of the wireless network of the hub (at a single protected object).

Request for connection to the hub is transmitted for a short time at the time of switching on the device.

The key fob connected to the hub will appear in the list of devices of the hub in the application.

Connecting the key fob to Third Party Security Systems

To connect the key fob to a third party security central unit using the Ajax uartBridge or Ajax ocBridge Plus integration module, follow the recommendations in the manual of the respective device.

States

  1. Devices
  2. SpaceControl
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ParameterValue
Battery ChargeBattery level of the key fob
Panic ButtonPanic button status
FirmwareFirmware version of the key fob
Device IDDevice identifier

Setting Up the key fob

  1. Devices
  2. SpaceControl
  3. Settings
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SettingValue
First fieldDevice name, can be edited
RoomSelecting the virtual room to which the device is assigned
Arming/disarming permission

Selection of a security group that the key fob manages. You can select All groups or a single group.

👆Configuration is available only after group mode activation

Key fob user

Selection key fob user.

Key fob is unassigned: 

  • Key fob events are sent to Ajax apps under the key fob name.
  • Security mode management rights are determined by key fob settings.

Key fob is assigned to user:

  • Key fob events are sent to Ajax apps under the user’s name.
  • The key fob has the same security mode management rights as the user.
Panic ButtonTurning on/off the panic button
Alert with a siren if panic button is pressedIf active, HomeSiren and StreetSiren are activated after panic button pressing
User ManualOpens the device User Manual
Unpair DeviceDisconnects the device from the hub and deletes its settings

Key fob Maintenance and Battery Replacement

When cleaning the key fob body use any means suitable for equipment maintenance.

Do not use for cleaning SpaceControl any substances containing alcohol, acetone, gasoline and other active solvents.

The pre-installed battery provides up to 5 years of operation of the key fob during normal use (one arming and disarming of the security system per day). More frequent use can reduce battery life. You can check battery level at any time in the Ajax app.

The pre-installed battery is sensitive to low temperatures and if the key fob is significantly cooled, the battery level indicator in the app may show incorrect values until the key fob gets warm.

The value of the battery level is not updated regularly, but only after pressing one of the buttons at the key fob.

When the battery is discharged, the user will receive a notification in the Ajax app, and the key fob LED will slowly light up and go out red each time the button is pressed (key fobs with firmware version 3.16 and lower light up green).

Tech Specs

Number of buttons4
Panic buttonYes
Frequency band868.0 – 868.6 MHz or 868.7 – 869.2 MHz depending on the region of sale
CompatibilityOperates with Hub, Hub PlusHub 2ReX, ocBridge Plus, uartBridge
Effective radiated power6.01 dBm / 3.99 mW (limit 20 mW)
Modulation of the radiosignalGFSK
Radio signal rangeUp to 1,300 m(any obstacles absent)
Power supply1 battery CR2032A, 3 V
Service life from the batteryUp to 5 years (depending on the usage frequency)
Operating temperature rangeFrom -25°С to +50°С
Operating humidityUp to 95%
Overall dimensions65 х 37 х 10 mm
Weight13 g
CertificationSecurity Grade 2, Environmental Class III in conformity with the requirements of EN 50131-1, EN 50131-3, EN 50131-5-3

Complete Set

  1. SpaceControl
  2. Battery CR2032 (pre-installed)
  3. Quick Start Guide

Warranty

Warranty for the “AJAX SYSTEMS MANUFACTURING” LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY products is valid for 2 years after the purchase and does not apply to the pre-installed battery.

If the device does not work correctly, you should first contact the support service —i n half of the cases, technical issues can be solved remotely!

Technical support: [email protected]

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