M1 Application Notes

The M1 Cross Platform Control offers a powerful Whenever/And/Then rules engine that allows almost any imaginable operation. This rules engine utilizes easy to understand text based references. A single rule can have multiple ANDs and THENs (conditions and commands). This compilation of tips and rules examples for the M1 is a great resource for getting new ideas, and finding ways to implement your own ideas.

Using the ELK-M1TWA for Selective Muting and Volume Control

Using the M1XEP, M1 can provide email or text message notifications for a variety of events including system arming/disarming, alarm activation, high/low temperatures, system troubles.

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Email/Text Notifications with the ELK-M1XEP

Using the M1XEP, M1 can provide email or text message notifications for a variety of events including system arming/disarming, alarm activation, high/low temperatures, system troubles.

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Controlling Window Treatments

Controlling window treatments can be a great way to increase privacy, make the most of natural light, and help the HVAC system run more efficiently.

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Rules Programming for Major Holidays

In some applications it may be desirable to program the M1 to respond differently or trigger a different set of commands on nationally recognized major holidays.

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Phone/Email Notification to Installers

Unexpected troubles can cause your customers undue anxiety. Why wait for a customer to call you when there is a problem with their system. With the examples below, you can have the M1 system notify you of low battery troubles, zone troubles, etc. via phone or email.

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Enable/Disable Users Through Rules

Users can be disabled and enabled through rules. This can be useful for scheduled use, guests, vacation homes, etc.

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Disabling Non-Alarm Voice Messages

The voice annunciation feature of the M1Gold is helpful to keep the customer informed with the status of the system, as well as announcing reminders, etc. However, it may be desired to temporarily disable the non-alarm voice announcements.

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Monitoring Pool/Spa Area for Safety

The M1 system can detect that someone has entered the pool/spa area and provide audible notification. Contacts on doors, entrance gates, and outdoor motion sensors are used to monitor the area around the pool or spa.

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Auto-Arming Based on Occupancy

The M1 System can be automatically armed using rules. This is useful in commercial applications. The customer may desire to have the system armed at a particular time.

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Rules That Don’t Work and Why

Examples of rules that do not work as expected, giving an explanation of the problem and how it can be resolved

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