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 ..

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. When someone enters the pool/spa area, the M1 can beep keypads, display  ..

Notification of Critical Temperatures

In the food service industry, some very costly inventory is stored in freezers and coolers. The same is true for grocery stores, home owners, etc. If freezers or coolers fail, it can be expensive and time consuming. For every moment the failure goes unnoticed, the problems become increas ..

Automating the Sprinkler System

With spring and warmer weather approaching us, automating the sprinkler system can be a great way to care for your 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 ..

When You Arm Away, Keep Water Away

Each year, water causes billions of dollars in property damage. One of the leading causes of water damage is the failure of appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers, ice makers, toilets, etc. If a leak occurs, water can ruin floors, walls, furniture and other items, some of which cann ..

Light Your Way

Lighting is a very important aspect to any home or business. With the right setting you can create a certain mood in the space to enhance comfort and style. Have control of your lighting and energy bills with ELK's M1 Gold. ELK's 10 Lighting Partners (http://www.elkproducts.com/partners_ ..


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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