YoLink Smart Gas Pump Collection
Welcome to our new YoLink Smart Gas Pump (Fuel Tank & Dispensing Security Systems) collection page! Please don't mind the dust, as we continue to improve this page with new and relevant content. If there is a question this page does not answer, please click the link at the bottom of the page, for questions or design assistance.
New to YoLink?
If you are starting your first YoLink system, you will need a hub. YoLink devices do not connect to your WiFi or even directly connect to your network. Your YoLink devices communicate directly with your Hub, which is the only device that connects to your network.
You have two Hubs to choose from, our original YoLink Hub or our new SpeakerHub. SpeakerHub is an audio hub, capable of playing custom tones/sounds and messages. Spoken messages, in clear text-to-speech-based phrases of your choice.
SpeakerHub is recommended for your smart fuel pump security solution, as it can audibly give you very specific information about the status of your fuel pumps, but it is recommend to verify you have a 2.4GHz WiFi network available, and you are able to add devices/equipment to it, or if you will require an IT professional to do this because of your store's particular network setup.
YoLink, by YoSmart (a US corporation based in Irvine, California), is a line of smart products for residential and commercial use, utilizing wireless technology initially utilized for industrial and other large-scale applications. This technology, LoRa, short for Long-Range, is unique in the smart home industry and provides you with benefits that include 2 to 10 year battery life, 1/4 mile extreme long range, superior wall and obstruction penetration, including concrete, masonry and even metal!
YoLink benefits include a more secure automation network due to a centralized and encrypted internet connection, as the devices are not on the internet and they do not rely on WiFi. All communication is encrypted, and controlled by AWS servers, for finance-grade security, backups and redundancies. Our patented Control-D2D device-to-device pairing allows for offline operation, including functionality even after the loss of WiFi, internet, and AC power, making it perfect for your critical operations, such as water leak detection and automatic shut-off and security.
Because of our particular, long-range wireless technology, that transmits through metal (gas pumps), and offline mode, YoLink is particularly well-suited to this application. We offer optional central station monitoring; no required subscriptions. We also have a web dashboard that can be used to manage many, many devices at many sites/locations.
What is YoLink Control or Control-D2D?
Control D2D (device-to-device) pairing allows for one or more sensors to be paired with one or more other sensors, in a way that they will respond and operate automatically, even with the loss of WiFi, internet and AC power. For example, leak sensors can be paired to a valve controller, so that the water is shut off automatically when a leak is detected. This is a unique feature not found in other smart water leak systems.
If your smart system absolutely must perform, no matter what - power outage, loss of internet - you can depend on YoLink Control-D2D!
What is LoRa?
We'll spare you the techy mumbo-jumbo and simply tell you that LoRa, short for Long-Range, is a unique wireless communication standard that has superior obstruction penetration, and achieves incredibly long range while using very little power. YoSmart was the first to bring LoRa technology to the smart home, and we continue to innovate, with two-way encryption, and patented Control-D2D device-to-device pairing that offers an offline mode that will continue to provide functionality even with the loss of internet and AC power.
By comparison to smart devices that utilize WiFi, Z-Wave and Zigbee, the YoLink wireless network can achieve over 1300 feet in open air, compared to their ~300 feet.
Step 1: Select Your Hub
Choose either our original YoLink Hub, or our SpeakerHub. Customers love our new SpeakerHub, as it can play attention-getting sounds, like a siren sound, and verbally inform you of off-normal and alarm conditions.
Please see the Hub or SpeakerHub pages for additional info.
See the "email a smart systems architect" banner below, if design assistance is required.
Step 2: Select Your Motion Sensors
We offer two types of motion sensors - our original indoor Motion Sensor, and our newer Outdoor Motion Sensor. As you can see in the image gallery, our indoor Motion Sensor is being successfully deployed both inside the pump and inside the fuel fill well. Consider our Outdoor Motion Sensor to detect motion in a larger area, or an off-limits area. Another useful application for the "OMS" is as a vehicle presence detector. The OMS can be configured to notify you when a vehicle enters the pumps area. This can be helpful during the late evening hours, when traffic is low, but when crime is more likely. The app can be configured to only send alerts during the late evening hours. See the Notifications section for more info.
Placement and Installation:
As you can see in the image gallery, our Motion Sensor is simply placed just inside the fill port, and inside the electronics compartment of the pump. If your pump is divided in two, you will need two sensors, otherwise one may suffice (positioned to detect motion in both directions). Our indoor motion sensors are magnetized, so they can conveniently be placed on almost any metal surface. (Don't worry, it is not a strong magnetism and it can not harm credit cards or readers)
Consider one of our two styles of door sensors, for supplemental protection.
Step 3: Select Your Sirens
If there is an alarm or abnormal event, you will receive one or more notifications, consisting of but not limited to: phone app push notifications (pop-up banners on your phone), emails and text messages.
For loud, audible, alarms, we offer one indoor siren, Siren Alarm, and two indoor/outdoor sirens. The outdoor sirens are entirely wireless, but the indoor model must be plugged into a 120V receptacle at all times. It does have battery back-up, to keep it operational during short power outages. Our standard Outdoor Alarm Controller is more popular with residential applications, but for your application we recommend our X3 Alarm Controller. Its ruggedized housing, additional mounting options, and 10+ year lithium battery were made for more demanding clients and applications such as yours.
Placement and Installation:
The (indoor) Siren Alarm is typically located near the register. (See above, about using the SpeakerHub as an indoor Siren Alarm alternative).
The Outdoor Siren Alarms can be installed anywhere near the pumps, as they are completely wireless (other than the short connecting cable between the controller and the siren). Refer to the image gallery for an example, above the pumps. These devices are designed to be used outdoors but we recommend placing them where they have overhead cover, protecting them from the elements. This will ensure years of dependable use. (Don't forget, we have a two year warranty on our devices!)
You may elect to have a silent alarm, but we still recommend having sirens in your system. From the app, or from one of our smart fobs, you can manually enable or disable the alarm activation, and you can activate the sirens on command.
Be sure to check out our Control-D2D feature, which allows for some system functionality even with the loss of WiFi, the internet, even the loss of AC power! As we like to say:
"No WiFi, No Internet, No Power? No Worries!"
Step 4: Select Optional Door Sensors:
With our door sensors on your pumps, you can not only have supplemental protection, but you can be immediately informed when a pump enclosure door is opened, or left open.
We have two types of door sensors, our standard indoor Door Sensor and our Outdoor Contact Sensor, as shown below. Our Door/Window Sensor is designed to work with most door and window types. But of course, this is not a standard door. The Outdoor Contact sensor in not as pretty, but it gives you more mounting options.
Note: It is worth noting that the magnetic contacts on the "OCS" can be removed from the wire leads, allowing for connecting our sensor to your relay or control panel. It just needs dry contacts. Have an alarm panel you want to make smart? Our OCS is perfect for this.
Also Note: All of our devices are designed to be DIY and easy to install yourself - no need to call a technician or electrician to do this for you. Our door sensors, utilizing high-quality, high-adhesive 3M mounting tape, can be installed in just a couple of minutes, typically. In some cases, you may need to use the Outdoor Contact Sensor, and/or fashion a shim, to put contacts on your pump doors.
You might consider placing our door sensors on your entrance door and other man doors, as well. You might consider teaming up our SpeakerHub with our door sensors, so that the SpeakerHub can act as a door chime. Once you have the hub installed, the YoLink wireless network is ready for additional devices!
Step 5: Select Additional Optional Items
Consider our FlexFob, for a convenient way to control your system. Easily disarm the system, so that it does not alarm while the tanks are filled. Silence the sirens, or activate them, in panic mode.
Consider our Vibration Sensor, to protect objects that might not be suitable for door sensors. These, for example, can be affixed to dumpster lids, to identify unauthorized use.
You can have your existing intrusion detection system monitor your YoLink system with our Relay. Our Relay provides the necessary contact closure, to trigger a response. If your video recorder has I/Os ("input/outputs), the YoLink system can signal it to start recording at the highest quality settings (4K resolution, 60 FPS, high-quality, etc).
Step 6: Consider Additional Optional Items
Your YoLink Hub is compatible with all of our many other products. Consider adding door sensors for your store and back of house freezers and coolers. Temperature sensors in the coolers and freezers can also alert you to a major problem before it becomes a major expense (like $5000 worth of ice cream, starting to melt). Receive notifications, or set off the siren, just as you would for attempted gas theft.
Step 6: Monitoring & Self-Monitoring Options
The "Know Now" image above outlines notifications available for all customers. You can optionally have your system monitored by a UL-Listed central station for $9.95 per month. If you have many locations, you may appreciate our new web console, Raedius. Raedius allow you to look at and control, for example, 1000+ locations. Raedius may also be used by your central station to facilitate their monitoring of your systems. Monitoring, by VirtuAlarm, and Raedius are subscription-based optional services. You can sign up for VirtuAlarm from within the app. Please click the link below to discuss your questions and to get a Raedius quotation.