Transitioning from HAI Omni or Interlogix? Take a look at ELK’s M1 Systems

While some companies are reducing or eliminating their control system offerings, ELK continues to provide proven solutions for security and automation applications - for both the residential and commercial markets.  ELK’s M1 Security & Automation Controls offer many parallels to HAI Omni and Interlogix systems, while providing some distinct advantages.

For over 25 years, ELK Products has provided innovative and reliable solutions for security and automation professionals.  ELK’s M1 systems offer the ideal combination of security, energy management, and integrated control. At its core, M1 is a rock solid, robust UL Listed security and life safety control. It provides comprehensive detection and reporting of intrusion, fire & CO, medical emergencies, water leaks, and hi/low temperatures, as well as access control capabilities. Using an integration-friendly approach, M1 builds on this platform with full-featured automation capability to enhance safety, comfort, and convenience.

Expandability

M1 is a very scalable and flexible platform, making it great for most any residential application, large or small. However, installers should not overlook the commercial opportunities for M1 in small to mid-sized businesses, as well as schools and municipal buildings. With M1, you have the ability to use the same control across a wide range of installations, while still fulfilling the needs of each customer.   It features large zone capacity, supporting both hardwired and wireless sensors.  M1 also expands to support a large number of devices through outputs and integration modules, providing intelligent control and automation of lights, thermostats, garage doors,  gates, fans, irrigation, water valves, and more.

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Security- Focused

In keeping with ELK’s focus on security, we designed wireless sensors to be more secure and reliable.  For budget conscious installations, ELK offers the economical 319 Series Wireless Sensors.  These sensors are designed for years of reliable performance and feature MaxOut™ Technology to increase coverage and battery life. When increased security is a must, choose ELK's Two-Way Wireless technology, which is encrypted and defends against hacking.  Utilizing true, two-way communication with the wireless sensors, ELK has incorporated innovative features to enhance security and life safety. Our two-way keyfobs have system status inquiry button. This allows users to know if an alarm has occurred before approaching or entering the premise which could help prevent an encounter with an intruder. Our two-way smokes have wirelessly interconnected sounder activation. In the event of a fire alarm, the sounders on all enrolled smoke detectors are activated. This is an installer favorite feature, as it allows them to meet new codes/standards without hard wiring.

Flexible Reporting

M1’s flexibility extends to alarm reporting as well, supporting IP, cellular, and landline communications. ELK’s C1M1 Dual Path Alarm Communicators provide super fast full data reporting to the Central Monitoring Station over IP and cellular pathways. C1M1 also supports remote connectivity for arming and disarming, as well as remote programming without requiring port forwarding.  For installations where cellular service is unavailable, ELK offers an "IP only" option with the M1XEP IP Interface & Communicator.  M1 controls feature a built-in telephone dialer and use industry standard reporting formats.

Secure Connectivity

The Internet of Things changed our lives.  With all of its conveniences come increased risks.  Connected homes and businesses need smart control solutions focused on security.  M1 controls feature superior encryption and multi-level authentication for remote access.  An advanced microprocessor offers increased speed, capabilities, and immunity to hacking.

In Control & Informed

With remote access capabilities and simple, user-friendly interfaces, M1 keeps users informed and in control, anytime, anywhere! Functionality and style are in perfect balance with keypad options ranging from touch screens to discrete arming stations. Integration capability with many popular whole house systems provides even more user interface options. M1 also offers convenient remote control options for smartphones, tablets, PCs, and web browsers, with or without monthly fees. Customers can also receive event notifications by phone, email, or text message.

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Smart Automation

Combining security and home automation in one system has clear advantages. Arming status information and existing intrusion detection sensors can be used to provide control based on occupancy. With support for a variety of sensors, M1 can also monitor other environmental conditions. Devices can be scheduled based on time/ day and a built-in astronomical clock allows the system to know when sunrise and sunset occur. M1 brings together all of this information to provide intelligent automation of lights, thermostats, garage doors, gates, sprinklers, water valves and more.

Integration Friendly

ELK's M1 takes a different approach to subsystems: lighting, thermostats, AV, etc., integrating with products from a variety of industry partner manufactures allowing control of most any electrical device.  This empowers you to work with the products you prefer or your customer requests. You can meet the needs of customers who are budget conscious and those who want high-end options. View a full list of M1 integration partners.

Easy Programming

Installers will appreciate the ease of system programming and installer-friendly features of our ElkRP2 software.  This straightforward and powerful programming software contains simple drop downs, checkboxes and text fields. Even MACROS or rules are created the same way to build logic statements in plain English, providing a platform for powerful and imaginative system configuration.    Conflict resolution offers easy synchronization of M1 system programming and rules can be quickly enabled or disabled.

Changing control platforms is a big step and can be overwhelming.   We are here to help you throughout the process, from deciding if ELK is the right fit, to assisting with product specifications and training.  We encourage you to contact us at (800)797-9355 with any and all questions you may have.  We also offer appointments for one on one conference calls and webinars tailored to meet your needs.

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M1 Gold Kit with Enclosure & M1KP2 Keypad

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M1 LCD Low Profile Keypad

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M1 Ethernet Interface

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M1 16 Zone Input Expander

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Lighting/Thermostat Interface, Serial Port Expander

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M1 Zone Temperature Sensor

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UPB Interface for M1G & M1EZ8 Controls

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M1 Programming Software

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