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Expandable Security and Automation Panel in One
Elk M1GSYS4S Gold Security System with Semi-Flush-Mount Keypad
Elk M1GSYS4S Gold Security System with Semi-Flush-Mount Keypad
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Elk M1GSYS4S Gold Security System with Semi-Flush-Mount Keypad
Item# 128301
Price: $681.77
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  • Flexible security and home automation panel
  • Expandable up to 208 on-board zones and 144 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 flush-mount LCD keypad

Essential Info

Don't purchase a panel focusing exclusively on automation or security. The M1 Gold Kit with Semi-Flush-Mount Keypad 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 security and automation panel 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 144 zones, just add an M1 Cable to NX Wireless harness. Make your keypad truly flush mounted with the Flush-Mount Kit for M1 Keypad. The RP software can be downloaded for free from the Elk website.

For INSTEON Compatibility, be sure to pick up the following items:
  • Elk M1 Gold Controller
  • Elk Ethernet Port Expander
  • ISY-99 Controller + PowerLinc Modem, Serial

  • Keep your family even safer by adding live monitoring to your security or alarm system for only $8.95/month.


    What's Included

  • M1 Gold control
  • Surge Suppressor
  • Metal enclosure with lock
  • Transformer
  • Keypad
  • Sealed lead acid battery
  • RJ31X jack and 2-foot cord P/N set with mounting material
  • Speaker
  • End-of-line resistors
  • 2 extra terminal blocks
  • Keys
  • Mounting hardware and labels
  • User guide
  • Installation manual
  • Speaker installation and instructions
  • More Info

    eKeypad M1 - Native iPhone Apps for Use with M1 Panel
    eKeypad M1 is an application that provides mobile control of an ELK or NESS M1 system on your iPhone or iTouch device. From alarm functionality to lighting controls, eKeypad Pro allows you to view and control all aspects of your installation. This includes:
    • Alarm Functionality: Arming, Disarming and Status indicators
    • Keypad functionality: Function Keys, Function Key Status Lights
    • Elk internal task activation
    • Lighting control (UPB, X-10, OnQ-ALC, Centralite, INSTEON, Lutron Radio RA, Z-wave and C-BUS)
    • Relay Output control
    • Thermostat control (RCS, HAI, and Aprilaire)
    • Zone status information and bypass control
    • Temperature sensors (probes, keypads and thermostats)

  • Available through iTunes:
    • eKeypad M1($44.99): Indigo Touch
    • eKeypad M1 Pro ($99.99): eKeypad Pro

    Security Features and Sensors
    The M1 Gold offers ample security features. You'll gain peace of mind, knowing your smoke detectors and other hardwired and wireless sensors as well as your alarm system (all 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.

    Home Automation Features
    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.

    Built-in Voice Announcements
    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 announcement, 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.

    Keypads and Phone Remote Control
    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 semi-flush-mount 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. On each keypad, one zone input and one output are programmable. Additional keypads and blue-backlit keypads are available to be purchased separately. And if you want the keypads to be semi-flush-mounted in your walls, you will need the Flush Mount Kit. The M1 Gold Kit is also available with a keypad with 6 programmable buttons.

    Expansion Units Available
    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.

    Connection Options
    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.

  • Specifications


    Manufacturer Product No.:M1GSYS4S
    Dimensions:14" L x 14" W x 3 3.75" D
    Keypad Dimensions:4.658" W x 5.5" H x .95" D (.375" D with recess semi-flush-mount)
    Speaker Dimensions:4 9/16" x 4 5/16"
    On-Board Zones:16, expandable to 208
    Wireless Capability:144 zones
    Hardwired Expandable to:64, 16 included
    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
    Keypad Connection:6-pin plug-in "flying lead" connector
    Keypad Operating Voltage:13.8 V DC
    Keypad Current Draw:40-50 mA idle, 160 mA fully active
    Keypad Operating Temperature:32° F to 120° F (0° C to 49° C)
    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     


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    4 star: 34%  (10)
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    David -- fort mill, SC   6/27/2013
    I have had the Elk M1 Gold for nearly a decade now and found it to be a reliable product. Its expansion and programming capabilities are extensive and it is easy enough for almost anyone to install and program.
    PETER -- natick, MA   5/9/2013
    I bought this system to augment the ISY94 in case of a serious power failure. I want to be able to shut off the water supply to the house and monitor temperatures should I lose power in the winter while I am away enjoying the sun. This is a handful for the novice. I highly recommend buying a serial to USB adapter along with the system so you can program the M1 from a PC directly. The keypad can be daunting when you are just learning the system. The hardware seems to be commercial grade - it's built like a brick you-know-what. The documentation is fairly good although at times the "telephone repair guy" language was a bit obscure for this old time computer type.
    ALLAN -- portland, CT   2/23/2013
    The Elk security system is an incredibly versatile system, indeed is probably far more than I need, and unless you have technical experience it can be overwhelming. However it's automation capabilities are what I am looking for. The programming software is outstanding and very well debugged. A quality product so far.
    John Stuckey -- dayton, OH   5/10/2012
    I am looking to upgrade/rework my existing security system and link it to my Insteon setup but I am not interested in having to buy and maintain a PC to make this work. Add a Macintosh interface and I will go this route for my upgrade.
    CHRISTINE -- roswell, GA   8/11/2011
    Well designed and well built system. Not really designed for the average DIY-er, but the instructions are good and the system is flexible and powerful if you're willing to put in the time.
    MARK -- gladewater, TX   2/28/2011
    Great system. Easy to install and worked without a glitch.
    W.T. -- tucson, AZ   1/15/2010
    This is an outstanding alarm system and when I had some set-up questions the Elk customer support is excellent.
    BRADLEY -- san marcos, CA   8/17/2009
    Nice system. I researched this thoroughly before purchase, and it's what I expected. I'm very happy with my purchase.
    PETER J -- indianapolis, IN   5/12/2009
    This is a great starter package at an excellent value. It all installed easily with no problems. Documentation is technical but well written.
    DOUG -- clovis, CA   5/2/2009
    I love it! Soo many features and the possibilites are endless! Integrated very well with Homeseer.
    BRENT -- bakersfield, CA   4/23/2009
    Great product. Easy setup.
    pptriot -- orange, NJ   4/22/2009
    I received the Elk and having decent DIY skills, installed the M1G with 2 keypads, Databus Hub and 1 expansion zone for 30 wired zones. The unit intefaces seamlessly with voip and central station monitoring and the home automation controls through the Rules Engine is absolutely awesome and easy to use. Programming everything in through the RP software really makes setting up the system a breeze. This is a great product for new or existing homes and you can really let your imagination run wild with this system's capabilities wired and wireless!! Awesome Product!
    RICHARD -- clinton, MS   3/11/2009
    As a do-it yourself person, with a little study this product installs easily. I only have simple security system running, but I am impressed with it's functionality and potential. I wish it could communicate with a Mac computer.
    SAMMI -- cochrane, AB   12/12/2008
    Good stuff.
    Grayson Peddie -- tallahassee, FL 32304   3/11/2008
    I just got Elk M1 Gold 1 week ago and let me tell you that I love Elk M1 Gold. The layout of the control panel is very logical, and it helps me determine which wires go where. I''m not using Elk M1 Gold for security yet (but it will be wireless later on for my apartment). The rule-based engine is very flexible (i.e.: I can have my M1G announce the time every hour, or if I have a wireless doorbell, depending on arm mode (disarm/away/stay). Although the engine doesn''t support WHILE, DO...WHILE, IF ELSE, ELSE, OR, etc., WHENEVER/AND/THEN won''t stop me, as I plan to "mate" the engine with my computer via an RS232 port. When it comes to 2414S PLC, it didn''t have TimerCoreApp12 installed in my PLC, so I had to InHomeFre to download the stand-alone app to PLC. For that, I wasn’t expecting to download TimerCoreApp to PLC... But oh well... It worked for me now. Anyway, to conclude the review of Insteon-compatible Elk M1 Gold, I'll give Elk M1 Gold 4 out of 5, which is great, but not perfect.
    KEVIN -- batavia, OH   4/26/2007
    This kit is definitely a best buy in terms of capability and appearance.
    ROGER -- evergreen, CO   3/26/2007
    Very pleased with the quality and extensive features of this unit. A vast improvement over the basic security system that came with my house.
    JASON -- williams, OR   3/26/2007
    M1 gold is a great controller. Not for the faint of heart, this is a professional product. Do not attempt to install by yourself unless you are damn good.
    NICHOLAS -- picabo, ID   1/9/2007
    CHARLES -- hopkinton, MA   11/22/2006
    What a great unit! Does everything you need, plus you can easily get all the software updates and firmware updated from Elk just by regeristing!


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