Email/Text Notifications with the ELK-M1XEP


Stay Informed and In Control

Know what's happening while you're away with text and email notifications based on security and other environmental events.

M1 can provide notification via email or text message for a variety of events including:

  • System arming/disarming
  • Alarm activation
  • High/low temperatures
  • System troubles

This feature requires the ELK-M1XEP Ethernet Interface.



Ethernet (IP) Interface for M1 Controls

Configuration Details

The email feature of the M1XEP is designed for general notifications and allows up to 16 email addresses/messages to be programmed.  A message may contain up to 255 characters of text.  

The M1XEP must be configured with settings for the mail server through which the emails will be sent.  This includes the outgoing mail server address, port number, valid "from" email address and login credentials(if required).

Elk normally recommends customers use their ISP’s (Internet Service Provider) email services where possible.  However it may be necessary to use an alternate mail service provider.   M1XEP firmware version 2.0.20 or later supports an extended list of email service providers including some with SSL/TLS requirements

Sending Text Messages Using the Email Feature

A text message can be delivered to a cellular phone by sending an email to the email address of the phone

•  Email formats, service requirements and cost will vary. Please check with the cellular service provider for complete details.

Provider Example Email Address
US Cellular

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Check out Connect ONE services from Connected Technologies. 

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