Thank you for inquiring about the new control. We are actively working to prepare the product for release, our initial goal was as you stated early 2022. This has been delayed due to some improvements we elected to do before releasing the platform in order to add performance to the control and services. At this time we are aiming for mid-summer as a targeted launch.
<p style=”text-align: center;”>My elk m1 gold is malfunctioning. Instead of replacing it with another m1 gold, I am considering the Alarm Engine. Can I keep using all my rs485 bus keypads, zone extenders etc.?</p>
The E27 Alarm Engine or specifically the ElkConnect cloud platform is still under development. We are getting closer to nailing down a release date and we are working hard to get through the finalization of the cloud services, apps, and installer portal.
William – At this time we are not able to take pre-orders.
Hugo – We will not have any third-party integrations at the launch of the product.
I apologize for the misunderstanding, but the E27 Alarm Engine is not a replacement for the M1 Gold control. This is a new/different offering. We do appreciate your loyalty and commitment to Elk Products.
In order to bring UPB into the new control, we would need to develop a new PCSPIM module that would be compatible with the new Data Bus protocol of the Alarm Engine series.