Why You Need Surge Suppression

Lightning --- We've all seen it and for some it is a spectacular event to be admired, photographed and studied. For others lightning is frightening causing severe stress and panic. In either case you should take precautions to protect yourself as well as your electronic equipment from light ..

M1 Energy Saving Solutions

M1 ENERGY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS HELP REDUCE ENERGY COST WITHOUT SACRIFICING COMFORT The M1 Security & Automation Control offers an incredibly flexible solution for residential and commercial installations. M1 combines rock solid security & life safety with full ..

M1 Controls - The Secure Choice

M1 Control products are designed to safeguard against cyber threats and other security risks. Superior encryption & multi-level authentication for alarm communicators and IoT smart control • Communications for programming and IoT smart control utilize the same encrypt ..

Is Your Wireless Solution Truly Secure?

Wireless security systems offer a practical solution for new and existing homes and business, requiring less time and complication to install. However, many conventional wireless products on the market have some shocking vulnerabilities, as revealed in recent news reports. These products ..

ELK Recordables = Halloween Fun!

ELK's recordable modules are a great way to incorporate scary sound effects to your next Halloween event. The ELK-120 (http://www.elkproducts.com/_webapp_2981388/ELK-120__Multi-Channel_Recordable_Voice_and_Siren_Driver_module) (4 Channels/Sounds) and the ELK-124 (http://www.elkpr ..

Automating a Gas Water Heater

Save Money on Your Gas Bill. Extend the Life of Your Water Heater. Every time your gas water heater fires throughout the day and night, it’s costing you money and aging your appliance. Save on your energy bill and extend the life of your water heater with the programm ..

M1 - Not Just for Residential Installations!

Did you know that M1 Controls are great for commercial applications? Sure, M1 Controls have been installed in typical homes, as well as those of the rich and famous; but M1 has also been installed in school systems, local government buildings, restaurants and more! M1 provides rock solid se ..

Monitor Your Loved Ones

As any family caregiver knows, your commitment to your loved one is beyond question. But sometimes you can't be with them 24/7. Create peace of mind with ELK's Two-Way Wireless Products, Two-Way Listen in Products, and other solutions to care for your loved ones. Below are a few e ..

Automating the Sprinkler System

Automating the sprinkler system can be a great way to care for landscaping, while helping to conserve water. Water schedules can easily conform to community ordinances. By scheduling watering in the early morning hours (when most efficient) and using rain sensors to prevent un-necessary wat ..

How To Control Window Treatments with the M1

Simplify your life by programming your M1 Security & Automation Control (http://www.elkproducts.com/m1_controls.html) open and close your blinds or drapes. The examples below illustrate controlling wired window treatments (such as motorized blinds and drapes) that use voltage polar ..

Welcome to our blog, the Security & Automation Connection!

Learn more about security, home automation, business solutions, energy management, access control, and many other solutions available though ELK's M1 Cross Platform Controls. Our goal is to make this blog a great resource for getting new ideas on how to take advantage of the powerful integration and programming capabilities of the M1. We will also provide tech tips and how-to's on a variety of applications to get you well on your way to securing and simplifying life!

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