Up to 199 Users for Door Access

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 ..

Know an Alarm Has Occurred

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 ..

Controlling The Garage Door

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 ..

M1 To the Rescue

You May Forget, But The M1 Won't! Using M1 to Turn Off Small Appliances You are on your way to work and everything is going smoothly, and then you realize... "I forgot to turn the coffee pot off!” This sort of thing has happened to all of us. While this is obviously annoying, it can ..

M1 Voice Dialer Notification

Voice Dialer Notification The built in voice dialer can be used for notification of an event based on time, system status, zone changes, last user, temperature reading, etc. It can call any phone, on or off site, including a cell phone. The M1 Gold can dial up to 8 numbers, while t ..

Auto-Arming Based On Occupancy

The M1 System can be automatically armed using rules. This is useful in commercial applications. The customer may desire to have the system armed at a particular time. This is easily accomplished using a rule like the one below: WHENEVER TIME IS 11:00PM THEN ARM AREA(S)1 TO AWAY IMMEDIATELY Ano ..

Keypad Reminder

Remember when we used to tie a piece of string to our finger or draw a dot on our hand to act as a reminder? Now a days, we are using Siri and Facebook to remind us birthdays, anniversaries, work meetings and we still forget half the time! What if we had another tool to remind us of these things ..


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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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