News & Press Releases

May 17, 2017

Home Technology Integrator: Elk Helped Us Get into Home Security Biz


When Digital Audio Video Environments (DAVE) looked into adding security to its audio, video and home-automation business, the company selected Elk Products because “they care about custom.” A/V Integrator Eric Gosiewski of Digital Audio Video Environments (DAVE) says his first conversation with Elk Products lasted about an hour, and the security/home automation provider has been patient and helpful ever since.

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May 16, 2017

C1M1 Wins EH Products of the Year Award!


C1M1 Dual-Path Alarm Communicators transmit emergency messages to Central Stations significantly faster than communicators that use dial capture, data bus decoding or cloud servers. Full data communications are sent over IP or cellular pathways, increasing reliability. C1M1 allows remote access for programming or control of the M1 system, as well as local network connectivity with IP based whole house software and interface partners. C1M1 also provides email and text alerts for arm, disarm and alarm events.

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January 16, 2017

ELK Partners with Optex to Offer Two-Way Wireless Outdoor Motion Sensor


ELK has partnered with Optex, Inc., a global provider of passive and active infrared technology, to create the ELK-6032 Two-Way Wireless Outdoor PIR Motion Sensor. The ELK-6032 combines the newest Optex VXI-R with ELK’s Two-Way Wireless technology for M1 Controls, providing stable and dependable detection in outdoor environments with secure and reliable wireless communications. The ELK-6032 Two-Way Wireless Outdoor PIR Motion Sensor is available now through ELK Authorized Distributors.

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January 6, 2017

ELK's Award Winning IP/Cellular Alarm Communicator Now Available in CDMA Version


After a successful launch of our GSM Dual Path Alarm Communicator for areas covered by AT&T, T Mobile and Rogers Canada cellular networks, ELK is releasing the ELK-C1M1CDMA Dual-Path Alarm Communicator which supports CDMA cellular for areas covered by the Verizon cellular network.

C1M1 Communicators significantly reduce transmission time of emergency messages. Dial capture, data bus decoding, and cloud servers are not required, eliminating delays in communications. C1M1 provides super-fast, full data reporting to Central Monitoring Stations over IP and cellular pathways and automatically directs transmissions over the best pathway.


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December 15, 2016

New Driver for M1 Control Certified By Control4


The new driver for ELK M1 Security and Automation Controls has received certification from Control4. This driver provides simple and quick integration with Control4 via RS-232 or an IP address. It provides greater control for integrators and provides more detailed system information that results in an enhanced user experience.

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November 22, 2016

Why You Want Two-Way Technology in Security Sensors


Two-way communications is commonplace in custom-installed home systems, but less so in security devices. Here's why dealers should demand two-way feedback from inexpensive sensors and keyfobs.

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August 12, 2016

Faster and More Reliable Alarm Communications with C1M1!


Seconds count in an emergency situation to save lives and assets. ELK Products announces the release of the C1M1 Dual Path Communicator. C1M1 significantly reduces transmission time of emergency messages. It provides super-fast, full data communications to Central Monitoring Stations over IP and cellular pathways. C1M1 also supports remote access with no port forwarding or extra fees. The ELK-C1M14GSM, which supports GSM cellular networks, is now available through ELK Authorized Distributors.

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April 7, 2016

Finding Scalable Control Solutions for Residential and Commercial Applications


Ianniciello Electric, Audio & Video in Woburn, Mass., is able to use the scalable ELK Products M1 Security and Automation platform with two-way communication from ELK Products for residential and commercial projects.

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March 7, 2016

ELK TWO-WAY WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY WINS 2016 ELECTRONIC HOUSE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD!


The Elk Products Two-Way Wireless Technology offers quick setup, increased battery life, enhanced home security, protection against hackers, and the ability to provide system status. The technology enables all devices in a security system to talk and listen so the system can verify and acknowledge receipt of the transmission. The two-way transmissions are encrypted for greater security and transmit at different frequencies each time to prevent the system from being hacked.

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July 1, 2015

Control M1 with Your Apple Watch!


eKeypad Mobile Solutions has released a new version of the eKeypad Alarm app, now with support for Apple Watch. eKeypad Alarm provides an intuitive and user friendly interface for remote access to the security features of ELK’s M1 Controls.  The app offers easy access to system status information and allows users to arm, disarm, and bypass zones.

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June 11, 2015

ELK Products & Connect ONE® Partnership Lets Residential Dealers Expand their Business into Commercial Services and Boost Revenue Streams


Combination of M1 and Connect ONE extends dealer’s potential account base
The partnership between ELK Products, a premier manufacturer of security and automation solutions and Connect ONE®, the flagship, integrated security management platform from Connected Technologies, LLC, provides the perfect segue for residential integrators to move into the world of commercial systems solutions and increase their recurring revenue streams with new services.

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June 4, 2015

TWO-WAY WIRELESS MINI WINDOW SENSOR IS NOW AVAILABLE IN BROWN!


ELK Products, a premier manufacturer of security and automation solutions, is pleased to announce the Two-Way Wireless Mini Window Sensor is now available in brown!  This sensor is exceptionally thin and is virtually disappears once installed. It is perfect for double hung or casement style wood/vinyl windows.

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May 6, 2015

M1 FEATURED IN HOMETOYS.COM SMART HOME LIBRARY


ELK's M1 Security & Automation Controls were recently featured in the  HomeToys.com Smart Home Library Series.  The article describes the capabilities of the M1 system and how integration with other products is acheived.

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April 10, 2015

ELK PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES INTEGRATION WITH LUTRON CASÉTA WIRELESS


ELK Products, a premier manufacturer of security and automation solutions is pleased to announce a new M1 interface kit for Lutron’s Caséta Wireless. The ELK-M1XSLC interface kit contains the necessary ELK components (ELK-M1XSLU and ELK-IP232) for communication with the Lutron Smartbridge Pro allowing M1 to control Caséta lights and shades. With this integration, Caséta devices can now be intelligently controlled in response to security system actions or conditions.

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March 5, 2015

ELK PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES REDESIGN OF M1 ZONE TEMPERATURE SENSORS


ELK Products, a premier manufacturer of security and automation solutions is pleased to announce a new and improved design of the M1 Zone Temperature Sensors! This new design features an attractive housing and the elimination of the RJ-45 probe connection. The ELK-M1ZTS now features a concealed internal temperature sensor, while the ELK-M1ZTSR features a 7 foot remote probe with connections hidden under the housing.

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March 5, 2015

ELK PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES REDESIGN OF TWO-WAY WIRELESS KEYFOB


ELK Products, a premier manufacturer of security and automation solutions, is pleased to announce the new and improved design of the ELK-6010 two-way wireless key fob. The new ELK-6010 four button key fob boasts a compact design that is smaller than many key fobs on the market. The unique info key may be pressed by user to see status before entering the premises indicating: alarm activated, armed, or disarmed. Other keys allow arming, disarming, or panic. In addition, the ELK-6010 now features a replaceable 3V battery for added convenience.

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March 4, 2015
 

TWO-WAY WIRELESS SLIMLINE DOOR/WINDOW SENSOR IS NOW AVAILABLE IN BROWN!


ELK Products, a premier manufacturer of security and automation solutions, is pleased to announce the new Two-Way Wireless Slimline Door/Window Sensor is now available in brown!  This sensor is ideal for applications with narrow door and/or window jambs. It features front and back tamper options and uses a 3.6V lithium battery for long life.

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January 14, 2015

ELK Officially Joins D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Program


“We are excited to become an official D-Tools MVP partner, allowing us one more way to enhance our customer service,” said Trudy Phillips Director of Sales and Marketing at ELK. “Making quick and easy proposals through D-Tools, our commitment to quality, knowledgeable tech support, and inclusion of necessary mounting hardware with all the products makes the job easier for our customers.”

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December 17, 2014

TWO-WAY WIRELESS RECESSED DOOR CONTACT IS NOW AVAILABLE IN BROWN!


ELK Products, a premier manufacturer of security and automation solutions, is pleased to announce the new Two-Way Wireless Recessed Door Contact is now available in brown!  The ELK-6023BR recessed door sensor mounts into a ¾” drilled hole in a wooden door jamb and becomes nearly invisible once the door is closed, providing the ultimate wireless security device for discriminating customers. It features ELK’s industry leading two-way technology with positive signal acknowledgement, extended range, and long battery life.

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December 8, 2014

AVOID THE VULNERABILITY OF TRADITIONAL WIRELESS SENSORS WITH ELK’S TWO-WAY WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY


ELK’s two-way wireless product line for the M1 control transforms the way we think of wireless by providing advanced features that increase reliability and overcome the vulnerabilities associated with typical one-way wireless technology. With ELK’s wireless, every signal sent by a sensor expects to receive a positive acknowledgement from the transceiver/control. This intelligence means that a sensor will automatically re-transmit only if an acknowledgement was not received, thus saving wasted energy and prolonging battery life.

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October 27, 2014

ELK PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES NEW TWO-WAY WIRELESS RECESSED DOOR SENSOR


ELK Products, a premier manufacturer of security and automation solutions, is pleased to announce the availability of their new ELK-6023 Two-Way Wireless Recessed Door Sensor. The recessed door sensor mounts into a ¾” drilled hole in a wooden door jamb and becomes nearly invisible once the door is closed, providing the ultimate wireless security device for discriminating customers. It features ELK’s industry leading two-way technology with positive signal acknowledgement, extended range, and long battery life.

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September 24, 2014

ELK PRODUCTS IS FEATURED IN THE FALL ISSUE OF INNOVATION & TECH TODAY


National Sales Manager, Trudy Phillips explains why closed security systems work for home automation, and how ELK remains focused on security solutions that also provide the most flexible automation capability.

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September 16, 2014

ELK PRODUCTS ADDS THREE NEW POWER PRODUCTS


ELK Products, a premier manufacturer of innovative security solutions is pleased to introduce three new power products.  The ELK-P1215 and ELK-P1215K (includes battery) power supply/battery charger kits provide 12VDC, 1.5 amps and are ideal for access control, cameras and auxiliary power for alarm devices.  The ELK-P1417 plug in power supply features easy screw terminal connections and provides 14VDC, 1.7amps.

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August 11, 2014

ELK PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES NEW TWO-WAY WIRELESS GLASS BREAK SENSOR


ELK Products, a premier manufacturer of security and automation solutions, is pleased to announce a new addition to their existing wireless line, the ELK-6040 Two-Way Wireless Glass Break Sensor.  This glass break sensor listens for actual patterns of breaking glass across the full audio band using Pattern Recognition Technology™. The factory set recognition patterns make it possible to detect the difference between breaking glass of windows in a building vs. a drinking glass breaking in a room.

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April 1, 2014

ELK PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES NEW TWO-WAY WIRELESS SMOKE DETECTOR


ELK Products, a premier manufacturer of security and automation solutions, is pleased to introduce the ELK-6050 Two-Way Wireless Sound All™ Smoke Detector with the ability to activate the sounders in all enrolled smokes during an alarm.  The ELK-6050 Wireless Smoke Detector is a vital part to the ELK Two-Way Wireless product line. With laws requiring sounders and smoke detectors in every bedroom, in addition to every common point of egress, the ELK-6050 Wireless Smoke Detector provides a two-way wireless solution with signal acknowledgement and built-in sounder.

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April 1, 2014

ELK PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES NEW TWO-WAY WIRELESS PANIC BUTTON


ELK Products, a premier manufacturer of security and automation solutions, is pleased to introduce the ELK-6011 Wireless Panic Button, featuring ELK’s industry leading two-way technology. The ELK-6011 Wireless Panic Button features a single “press and hold” button plus, a red LED feedback indicator. The typical application for this sensor is activating a panic or emergency alarm.

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April 10, 2013

ELK Unveils Innovative Wireless PIR Motion Sensor


ELK Products is proud to announce the newest addition to the two-way wireless family, the ELK-6030 Wireless PIR Motion Sensor. The PIR works with the M1 control along with the ELK-M1XRFTW Two-Way Wireless Transceiver. Intended to be used in residential and light commercial installations, the PIR incorporates advanced features designed to ensure reliability, ease of installation, and provide innovative security enhancements.

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September 5, 2012

ELK’s M1ToGo Allows Users to Control Their System from Anywhere in the World


M1ToGo provides users computer-based, internet remote access to their M1 from anywhere in the world.  The secured Windows®-based platform allows users full access to their security system along with lighting and energy management, door/gate access and any other systems connected and controlled through the M1.  Unlike cloud based services, M1ToGo provides fast, real time performance through a direct connection to the M1.
The M1 Security and Control panel is extremely flexible and integration friendly and has been at the forefront of automation capability for many years.  “ELK is constantly looking for new ways to enhance the end user experience with the M1,” says Joel Rosson, ELK President.  “We think M1ToGo is a friendly and efficient interface that will provide an enhanced level of convenience to our users.”

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September 5, 2012

ELK Two Way Wireless Products Are Now Available!

ELK's true two-way wireless technology revolutionizes the reliability and functionality of wireless peripherals for homes and businesses.  These industry leading products are now available at your ELK authorized distributor. 

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February 27, 2012

ELK PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES NEW INTERFACE FOR LUTRON’S RADIORA 2 SYSTEM NOW AVAILABLE


High Level Integration for Lighting, Thermostat and Shade Products between Elk’s M1 and Lutron’s RadioRA 2 Total Control System 

Elk Products, a leading manufacturer of security and control components, is pleased to announce a new interface integration from the M1 Cross Platform Control to Lutron’s RadioRA 2 wireless total home control system.  The ELK-M1XSLU M1 to Lutron serial interface connects directly to the RadioRA 2 main repeater and enables the M1 to control and adjust the lighting, thermostats, shades and scenes of a premise.  Benefits to the end user include control, convenience, energy savings and lifestyle enhancement.  This product was developed for use by professional integrators and is now available through all authorized Elk distributors.

“Providing control of our RadioRA 2 system via Elk’s M1 system adds convenience, energy savings and an enhanced security experience for the homeowner,” said Jeremy Kleinberg, RadioRA 2 product manager at Lutron.  “We are pleased that Elk is offering this added value to their customers,” said Kleinberg. 

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January 24, 2012

ELK PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES NEW Z-WAVE PATHWAY PRODUCT NOW AVAILABLE


Integrators Can Control Locks Using a Combination of Elk and Leviton

Elk Products, a leading manufacturer of security and control components, announces a new Z-Wave pathway product called the ELK-M1XSLZW. This product interacts with Leviton’s VRC0P-1LW (vizia rf+3) module and allows the ELK M1 Cross Platform Control to access and control Z-Wave certified products including the wireless locks from Black and Decker (Kwikset), Yale and Schlage – both locally and remotely.  The M1 uses its powerful rules-based engine and user interfaces to send and receive commands from Z-Wave devices to adjust lighting, thermostats and more.

Amanda Mancuso, Residential Automation Product Manager for Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc. stated, “We are pleased our serial interface enabled ELK to develop their advanced Z-Wave interface which will now provide access to Leviton lighting controls and automation products as well as other Z-wave partners including Black and Decker and Schlage.”

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August 19, 2011

ELK PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES THEIR NEW NAVIGATOR KEYPAD IS NOW AVAILABLE!


Navigator is an enhancement to Elk Products Line of User Interfaces For The M1 Cross Platform Control Product Line
Hildebran, North Carolina: August 19, 2011 — Elk Products, a leading manufacturer of security and control products,  announces “Navigator”, a new touch screen keypad. The Navigator is as an exciting enhancement to Elk Product’s line of user interfaces for the M1 Cross Platform Control product line. This brilliant, full-color 3.5” display comes with a designer white bezel, but can be converted to black or silver if needed.

Navigator touch screen keypad is connected directly to and powered by the M1 control keypad data bus via CAT5 or CAT6 cable. It is a low profile surface mount device that fits a “new work” single gang box turned sideways. An optional raceway back box is available for solid wall mounting.

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August 1, 2011

New, Improved ELK-110v5 Features Carbon Monoxide Alarm Message/Siren


The ELK-110 features pre-recorded alarm messages in English & Spanish and 3 alarm channels, 1 for Burglar, 1 for Fire, and 1 for Carbon Monoxide. The siren/tones include High/Low Siren for Burglary, Temporal 3 Coded Tone for Fire, and Temporal 4 Coded Tone for Carbon Monoxide.

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May 4, 2011

ELK Offers UL Listed Sirens

Many of your favorite ELK sirens are now UL Listed, including the ELK-SS30 and ELK-SS36.

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