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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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_ ..
Door/Gate Entry Control The M1 Cross Platform Control can be used as a limited or small access control system. The control can accommodate up to 199 users (requires firmware version 4.4.2 or later and ElkRP version 1.6.8 or later) and 16 keypads. One 26 bit Wiegand proximity reade ..
The Siren Has Timed Out, So How Do You Know An Alarm Has Occurred Before You Enter The Premises? Entering your home or business after an alarm has been activated can be dangerous. Recent reports state that over 50% of burglars are armed with a deadly weapon (guns, knifes, etc.). If a fi ..
Have you ever left home, been well on your way, and thought, “Did I shut the garage door?” Your only option is to drive all the way back home, right? Not with M1… The garage door can be programmed to close several minutes after you leave or use the built-in telephone r ..
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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- M1 Energy Saving Solutions
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- Automating a Gas Water Heater
- M1 - Not Just for Residential Installations!
- Monitor Your Loved Ones