The Security & Automation Connection
A collection of ideas, application notes, tips, and how to guides to help you make the most of the security and automation solutions we offer.
Prevent Costly Water Damage
Prevent water damage and offer an added level of protection with ELK’s Water Shutoff Valve controlled by ELK’s Alarm Engine or M1 Control
Email Security Settings – Using App Passwords for Gmail and Yahoo with the M1XEP
In an effort to increase account security, services like Gmail and Yahoo have adopted new policies that affect the ability of third party devices to login and send messages through their servers. Changes are required in the M1XEP email configuration to address these new policies.
Back-up Battery Care
Heavy snow, ice, and windy conditions from winter storms often lead to power outages. Don’t wait until it is too late to make sure the standby battery for critical security and life safety equipment is in good health. Here are some tips to ensure years of reliable service from back-up batteries.
Discrete Speakers in Every Room
The wall plate size and low profile design of ELK flush mount speakers allow them to easily blend in.
Understanding Battery Testers
Battery testers that provide an amp hour reading may seem convenient, but misinterpreted readings could leave fire systems and other critical security/life safety equipment with insufficient backup power.
5 Tips for the M1 Data Bus
The M1 RS485 data bus provides fast and reliable communication to M1 peripherals. Proper wiring, termination, and device addressing are key. Common mistakes can lead to headaches, so it is important to get it right.
Contact-Free Arming & Disarming
Eliminate the need to enter a code by using cards and fobs to arm or disarm the M1.
Transitioning from HAI Omni or Interlogix? Take a look at ELK’s M1 Systems
ELK offers proven, security-focused solutions for both residential and commercial installations. M1 systems are professional grade with the scalability you need and features your clients want.
Mounting Options for the ELK-SP12F
The ELK-SP12F is a discrete, flush mount speaker that works great for any interior speaker application. But, did you know…
The SP12F can be mounted behind the M1KP2 keypad for a concealed speaker solution.
6 Tips for Better M1 Installations with the SWB28 Enclosure
ELK’s 28″ structured wiring enclosures are perfect for larger M1 installations. Use these tips for the best enclosure configuration.
Why You Need Surge Suppression
Surges and transients can occur for many reasons, with or without the presence of lightning or storms, affecting more than just power lines. Surge suppressors can protect important and costly equipment.