- What's Included
With the EMX BG-FE BlueGuard FE Bluetooth Free Entry Wireless Access Control Module you can have wireless, hands-free control over an array of systems. This can include gates, doors, lighting and other devices that use low voltage relay control. What makes the EMX BlueGuard FE so innovative is its versatility—it combines wireless Bluetooth technology with a wired low-voltage relay system. So rather than carrying your keyfob around, or an RFID card, the EMX BlueGuard FE can provide access control from Bluetooth-enabled smartphones. With a range of up to 33 feet, you can conveniently open gates and doors without having to strain yourself. Say goodbye to reaching through car windows and searching for keyfobs just to activate a key reader.
The BlueGuard FE can be used to create any number of wireless applications: automatically having lights turn on when you get home, remote gate access, arming and disarming security systems, triggering electronic door strikes and more.
When you enter into the Bluetooth wireless range of the BlueGuard FE with a Bluetooth-paired smartphone, contact closure is created and will trigger the built-in low-voltage relay. That relay then sends a signal output to the device you want to have controlled; ie. access control via an electronic door strike. If you want to grant friends, family, employees, tutors, and/or other guests remote access using BlueGuard FE, it can be programmed to recognize up to 10 individual devices. To ensure that your property stays secure, BlueGuard FE pairs with Bluetooth-enabled devices using a unique 6-digit PIN created upon initial set-up. This sturdy Bluetooth module is enclosed within a durable, watertight PVC housing to withstand wet climates and harsh outdoor environments. Additionally, BlueGuard FE can be used in industrial locations for warehouse and office security and access control.
BlueGuard and INSTEON
Automatically power on your garage and porch light using the BlueGuard FE. Maximize the potential of this Bluetooth module by integrating it with your INSTEON home automation system. Wiring the BlueGuard FE with an INSTEON I/O Linc will give you the convenient ability to simultaneously activate other INSTEON devices (such as an INSTEON bulb as shown below) through your INSTEON Hub, or other INSTEON dual-band device*.
* INSTEON Communication:
INSTEON I/O Linc sends and receives signals via powerline, it does not have RF capability. For I/O Linc to communicate with another INSTEON device (as suggested in the above example), the receiver or Hub must be on the same electrical phase, unless another Dual-Band INSTEON device is already in place on same electrical circuit as the I/O Linc.
When it comes to installation, the EMX BG-FE requires some basic wiring knowledge and may require the help of a licensed electrician. Use an existing wiring box or install a new one with the help of your electrician in the desired location. The module’s housing features a ½” NPT fitting to allow mounting directly onto the top of the wiring box and a ½” elbow for side mounting. BlueGuard FE must be mounted vertically for optimum range. Once you have located an unobstructed location for the module, use the provided locknuts to make a clearance hole and mount the BlueGuard FE. The joint must be sealed to prevent water from entering the module. EMX recommends a good quality, outdoor silicone sealant for this portion of the installation process.
The included 4-foot cable provides connections to the wiring box for power, output, and control signals. BlueGuard FE’s output consists of a set of form C contacts. The BlueGuard module can be wired to control Normally Closed, Normally Open, and Common relay installations. The FE triggers your contact closure with a 1-second pulse. The ARM input provides a means to prevent the BlueGuard from activating its output when it's not needed. This feature may be useful when used with a vehicle loop detector, allowing the BlueGuard to activate its output only when a vehicle is present. When the ARM input is connected to the ARM common the BlueGuard is disabled. Leave this connection disconnected if not used.The common contact is common to both the normally open (NO) and normally closed (NC) contact. The NO contact will close when an authorized phone comes into range while the NC contact will open.
BlueGuard’s user interface features a secure, magnetically activated switch to place the unit in set-up mode. See below for more detailed installation instructions:
1. Connect a digital voltmeter or buzzer to the brown and green wires to check continuity, a DVM should measure “open.”
2. Connect the BlueGuard module to power 12-30VDC or 24VAC (attach the red + and black – wires)
3. The Blue LED will be ON for about ten seconds
4. Place the magnet against the BlueGuard housing and continue to hold it there. The blue LED will turn on for 10 seconds followed by a medium flashing for an additional 20 seconds. Remove the magnet during the medium flashing and the LED will flash faster for 3 minutes. During the 3-minute period BlueGuard is in “Discovery Mode” and can connect to Bluetooth-enabled devices
5. Pair with the device of your choice by selecting “BlueGuard by EMX” on your device’s Bluetooth menu
6. At this point, you may begin to personalize your pin by initially entering the default PIN number 123321
Red Wire: Power + (12VDC...24VDC, 24VAC)
Black Wire: Power - (12VDC...24VDC, 24VAC)
Brown Wire: Pulse/Presence relay Normally Open (NO)
Green Wire: Pulse/Presence relay Common (COM)
White Wire: Pulse/Presence relay Normally Closed (NC)
Orange Wire: ARM input (optional; may be left unconnected)
Yellow Wire: ARM common
Blue Wire: Not used
EMX BlueGuard Model Comparison
BG-FE BG-VK1 BG-VK2 BG-VK3 Indicators Blue Status LED • • • • Remote Mount Status LED • • Hands Free Operation 10 Bonded Cell Phones • PIN Entry Operation Unlimited Users (1 PIN) • • • Output Relay Rating 2A @ 30VDC, 0.5A @ 120VAC • • 5A @ 240VAC • • Output Relay Mode Presence/Pulse (1 sec.) • Pulse (5 sec.) • Pulse Adjustable (3-90 sec.) • • Toggle (On - Off) • • Enclosure Sealed, Waterproof • •
The BlueGuard FE can be used to create any number of Bluetooth controlled relay applications: automatically having lights turn on when you get home, remote gate access, arming and disarming security systems, triggering electronic door strikes and more. BlueGuard FE specifically notates that it should not be used with garage door systems. Each model in the BlueGuard family is structured for a specific installation. The BlueGuard FE is a Bluetooth proximity based low voltage trigger that installs in a gang box or on the housing of an access control system.
Specifications Manufacturer EMX Industries Manufacturer Product No. BG-VK3 Radio BLUETOOTH, Class 2 (up to 10 meter, 33ft. range) Indicators Blue status LED Controls Secure, magnetic switch requires magnet placement in correct location to activate programming mode for pairing with Bluetooth devices Memory Capacity 10 cell phone IDs Inputs
- ARM input, allows activation only when vehicle present
- Connect ARM to ARM common to disarm BlueGuard.
- Disconnect ARM to ARM common to arm BlueGuard. output
- Form C relay contacts (normally open, common, normally closed)
- Contacts: 2A@ 30VDC, 0.5A @ 120VAC
- Red Wire: Power + (12VDC...24VDC, 24VAC)
- Black Wire: Power - (12VDC...24VDC, 24VAC)
- Brown Wire: Pulse/Presence relay Normally Open (NO)
- Green Wire: Pulse/Presence relay Common (COM)
- White Wire: Pulse/Presence relay Normally Closed (NC)
- Orange Wire: ARM input (optional; may be left unconnected)
- Yellow Wire: ARM common
- Blue Wire: Not used
Power 12-30 VDC and 24 VAC @ 40mA (reverse polarity protected) Operating Temperature
- -40° C - 82° C (-40° F - 180° F)
0-95% relative humidity
Housing Sealed, PVC Dimensions 1.0" x 7.5" (25mm x 190mm) Weight 0.15lbs (68g) Certifications FCC
Please Note: Some phones do not allow simultaneous Bluetooth connections, therefore may not respond to BlueGuard when the phone is paired with a wireless headset or other Bluetooth device. Refer to your phone's owner's manual for further information.
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I haven't really used this device as it is described.
But understanding what it is, and how it works, It's fantastic.
absolutely incredible. the opportunities with this device are endless.
I currently have it set up on my motorcycle as somewhat of a keyless start system.
I have it setup with a very standard automotive relay to switch the whole system on.
basically when I walk up to my bike with my phone in my pocket, the whole system receives power and I simply press the start button to turn over the engine.
the only issues I have, are that my iPhone 5s doesn't recognize it as connected. not ever an issue with connectivity
and that the distance at which it reads is not adjustable. It currently reads at about 40ft.
I've added a small switch to the system so that it doesn't just turn on when I walk by to get to my car. or when I'm sitting on a patio having a burger.
In the future I plan to add this device to my car to unlock the doors and turn on the ignition.
thanks for such great product EMX!
Posted on 4/26/2014
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