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Expandable Security and Automation Panel in One
Elk M1 Gold Kit
M1Gold Kit: Transformer, LCD Keypad, Battery, Speaker
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  • Expandable up to 208 on-board zones and 48 wireless zones
  • 500+ word/phrase vocabulary for voice announcements of alarms or zone status
  • Built-in telephone remote control makes any phone a keypad
  • Backlit, large-character LCD: 16 x 2 lines
  • Now with INSTEON support via M1 Lighting Interface

Essential Info

Don't purchase a panel that focuses exclusively on automation or security. The M1 Gold features a rock-solid security foundation with powerful automation functionality for the best of both worlds. Whether you're an integrator or an installer, you'll appreciate the flash memory firmware, RS-232 serial port, Ethernet connectivity option, fast PC programming, and ease of installation, all of which combine to result in reduced work time. The M1 Gold offers the flexibility to integrate industry standard systems and components for easy upgrades and system expansion from the 16 on-board zones to up to 208; plug in terminal blocks make service and pre-wiring a snap. The M1 Gold also has a wireless capacity of up to 48 zones, just add an M1 Cable to NX Wireless harness, a five-pin cable required for connecting your wireless receiver to the M1 Gold.


What's Included

  • Metal enclosure with lock
  • Transformer
  • Keypad
  • Sealed lead acid battery
  • RJ31X jack and 2-foot cord P/N set with mounting material
  • Speaker
  • Programmable general purpose relay
  • End-of-line resistors
  • 2 extra terminal blocks
  • Keys
  • Mounting hardware and labels
  • User guide
  • Installation manual
  • Speaker installation and instructions
  • More Info

    The M1 Gold offers ample security features. You'll gain peace of mind, knowing your smoke detectors and alarm system (both sold separately) are fully supported, along with a time/date-stamped 512-event history log. Partition your monitored area into eight separate areas with separate account numbers; program up to 99 user codes with assignable authority levels, so you'll be sure your home or office is being monitored wisely. Additional features include a two-way listen-in interface and multiple arm levels.

    More than just a security system, the M1 Gold can be used to create lifestyle-enhancing comfort and convenience through your home automation system. Interface your computers and peripheral devices into your M1 Gold and control your lighting, temperature and numerous other automation tasks. There's no need to chain rules together; the programming system allows almost any imaginable operation using easy-to-understand text-based references. Control your lighting, including dimming and scenes, using RS-232 serial or 2-way power line control ports. Read temperature sensors and communicate with thermostats. You can even turn on tasks, lights, and outputs via keypad or telephone remote. Additional features include sunset/sunrise calculation and activation as well as the ability to transmit and receive custom serial ASCII messages.

    It's not necessary to rely on beeps and flashes with the M1 Gold. The voice announcement feature provides clear alerts and announcements, providing detailed information on alarms, zone descriptions, and status of areas. With a 500-plus-word/phrase vocabulary, you can link up to six words and phrases per announcements, and with an additional 10 custom-recordable words/phrases, you'll find this communications system to be extremely user-friendly. The integrated voice dialer also uses vocabulary or custom words and phrases.

    The built-in telephone remote control makes any phone a keypad. While the M1 Gold is expandable to support up to 16 LCD keypads, the system's included keypad features a backlit, large-character LCD of 16 x 2 lines, which displays the system's diagnostics and settings. Between its menu navigation keys and its six programmable function keys, programming the display of time, date and temperature is made easy, especially with the aid of a built-in temperature sensor. On each keypad, one zone input and one output are programmable. Additional keypads and blue backlit keypads are available to be purchased separately. The M1 Gold Kit is also available with a keypad with 4 programmable buttons. A slim-line keypad is also available for use in spaces where you won't need the full functionality of the LCD keypad.

    Add up to twelve 16 hardwired zones to your M1 Gold with the M1 16 Zone Input Expander. Looking to add wireless receivers? Use the M1 Cable to NX Wireless. Additional units that can be purchased separately include the M1 Databus Hub and the M1 Relay Board.

    The Elk-RP Software for M1 Panels is a database-driven application with an intuitive user interface that allows you to see at a glance all the information pertinent to a specific installation.

    A complete line of accessories are sold separately. Add an Ethernet Port Expander/Interface to connect your M1 to your network: You'll be able to access and control all connected accessories from any PC in the world! Use the Elk Remote Management Software for easy setup and control of your entire M1EZ8 system.

    The M1 Gold uses a true V.22 bis modem for fast, reliable information uploading and downloading. You'll have the options of dial-up, Ethernet or local access from the RS-232 port or house phone jack; an automatic answering machine bypass is included, as is the RJ31X jack so that your M1 Gold system will be able to dial out in the event of an emergency.



    Elk Products Product No.:M1GSYS4
    Dimensions:14" L x 14" W x 3 3.75" D
    Keypad Dimensions:7" W x 5.25" H x 1.25" D
    Speaker Dimensions:4 9/16" x 4 5/16"
    On-Board Zones:16, expandable to 208
    Wireless Capability:Up to 48 zones
    Maximum Keypads Supported:16
    Automation Rules Capacity:528
    Serial Ports Supported:8 with expanders
    Phone Number Capacity:8
    Total Outputs Supported:205
    Power Supply:2.5 Amp power supply w/ 1.5 Amp continuous
    Event History Log:512 time/date-stamped events
    Digital Communicator Formats: SIA, Contact ID, 4+2 and Pager
    Vocabulary Capacity:500+ words/phrases
    Maximum Words/Phrases Linked:6 per announcement
    Maximum Custom Words/Phrases:10
    LCD Capacity:16 characters each on 2 lines
    Speaker Impedance:8 Ohms
    Speaker Power Rating:20 watts RMS
    Speaker Cone Material:Weather-resistant Mylar
    Speaker Magnet:Oversize ceramic
    Speaker Case Material:Paintable ABS
    Speaker Mounting:Single gang box or universal four hole
    Warranty:2 years, limited
    Transformer Warranty:Lifetime, limited
    Speaker Warranty:Lifetime, limited

    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within Manufacturer’s warranty period.
    Manufacturer contact information: ELK Products Inc, Tel: (800) 797-9355


    Terminal Connection Diagram  M1 System Hookup Diagram     
    Terminal Connection Diagram  M1 System Hookup Diagram     


    KURT -- erie, CO   5/27/2006
    Excellent! This Elk system is very well made and has plenty of nifty extras. The free software to connect to the system is full featured and makes programing it so much easier than punching magic numbers into a keypad. I highly recommend this product.
    BARRY -- pullman, WA   10/30/2005
    Excellent Product. I would recommend it.
    LARRY -- west saint paul, MN   8/29/2005
    All equipment was in stock and shipped right away. Everything arrived in good shape, and installed with no problems. M1G looks to be very well built, and has a great feature set. This is likely to become the panel everyone else will be trying to match in the near future. Overall, great service and excellent products! Thanks.
    BRUCE -- newark, CA   8/11/2005
    Superb product!! Excellent features, easy to use, great expandability.
    PAUL -- temecula, CA   4/4/2005
    The best alarm/Home control panel around!!


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