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As many people are starting to get rid of their home telephone service, they are in search of a cellular or gsm alarm communicator so their system can report alarms to the Central Station.
When it comes to choosing a cellular communicator, aka GSM, there are many options to choose from. The one I would like to introduce and is very popular is the Uplink 2500. This is a universal Communicator and can be used with any alarm system. There is no need trying to figure out which communicator is needed.
The Uplink 2500 cell communicator module is an alarm communicator that sends alarm data to a central monitoring station over the cellular network. The Uplink 2500 hooks into your siren terminals. Depending on what signal is being activated by the terminals, depends on what signal is sent to the central monitoring station. If a burglary signal is activated, the unit would report a burglary alarm to the monitoring station and the same goes for fire.
All GSM and Cellular Communicators usually require a service fee. This fee is typically a separate fee that is required. Some companies will offer a combined fee for monitoring and the gsm fee. Some companies will advertise monitoring for $44.99 which would include the central station monitoring and the cellular fee. When dealing with wholesalers, the fees may be separate. For example one company may charge $8.95/month for central station monitoring, but if you are using a gsm or cellular communicator, you must then also have the gsm cellular service fee. Wholesale price for that fee is typically around $12.50/month. So when you add the two together, you would get $21.45/month for central station monitoring and cellular service. $21.45 is still over 50% less than $44.99 that some companies charge.
So if shopping around and you see two fees for monitoring, do not be alarmed. Not everyone needs both services and they separate the two fees.
The BT 600 is a nice little terminal expander used to keep the amount of wires limited in a terminal.
After several questions from customers asking, “how do I fit all these wires in one terminal”, we would like to introduce to you the Terminal Expander by ATW.
Lets say for example you have six wires in your “Aux -” and six wires in you “Aux +” terminals on you main control panel. The BT-600 will allow you to eliminate that clutter. You would run one wire from you “Aux -” to one side of the BT-600. All the wires in your “Aux -” will go on the same side as the wire you ran. The same goes for “Aux +”. Each wire will have it’s own terminal and will allow for better connectivity and less clutter.
If you have multiple keypads or devices that require power, you can add another BT-600 for the data wires of your keypads and you clean up the terminals on the main board. These are a great alternative to our 4 port wire connects or the 8 port wire connects.
Elk Products have a few siren drivers that can be used to push a speaker where a siren is needed.
The two most common are the Elk-110 and the Elk-120.
1) The Elk-110 is a talking voice driver that produces quality pre-recorded voice messages and a siren. The 110 is a low current draw add-on and features three input channels One for Burglar, One for Fire, and One for Carbon Monoxide, it also plays either English or Spanish, and many unique options which allow it to be used with virtually any residential or commercial alarm System.
2) The ELK-120 features 4 channels that can be configured as 2 channels of siren and 2 channels of voice, or all 4 channels can be used for voice. Either way the voice channels are fully recordable with a total recording time of 8 minutes. The Siren channels offer a choice of a Yelp Sound, Temporal Coded Horn, or Pulsing Industrial Horn. The siren sounds can be triggered in together with the voice channels. The channels can be configured to play once or to repeat endlessly. Two channels support the unique “ComboTrigger” feature, designed for controls that have a single output with a pulsing option for fire or burglary. When pulsed, the Temporal Coded Horn fire signal is sounded.
Either one of these Elk Siren Drivers would definitely add a unique, attention-getting sound for your Alarm System. If you’d like to read up on ELK some more, you can go HERE
The Pistol Pad by Tane, Inc. is something that we are proud to offer because its potential to make home protection safer and more effective.
The Pistol Pad is a unique device that lets you keep your gun out in the open and not have to worry about a burglar grabbing it and shooting you or a child accidentally grabbing the gun and shooting themselves. We do still recommend putting it out of the reach of children, but even if your toddler happens to move this it will set off a siren in your panel.
The pad works with any standard wireless transmitter that has terminals to wire in Normally Closed/Open contacts. You remove the base on the bottom and attach your transmitter and then enroll the transmitter into your alarm panel with a panic zone type. Re-secure the base and then take the circular key and unlock the mechanism that goes through a pistol’s trigger hole. Place your pistol on the pad and run the magnetic contact through the trigger and secure it in the opening on the pad. You then lock the mechanism with the key and you are set and ready for total home protection.
Whenever the pistol is removed without the lock being disengaged; an alarm will sound through your panel and a siren will sound. If you have alarm monitoring you can label that zone with them so they will call the police and tell them that a firearm has been deployed. Also, because of the tamper switch on the bottom of the unit, if someone tries to pick up the whole pad and pistol; an alarm will also be issued.
We definitely recommend this for anyone who owns a firearm and has an alarm system where wireless transmitters can be used. We think that this will cut down on accidental deaths and violent crimes in households were alarm systems are used.
The ELK-TS071 Touchscreen Keypad can make your ELK alarm panel come alive with its stunning graphic display and intuitive icons. This will bring a whole new level to your ELK M1 or ELK M1 Gold alarm system.
The ELK-TS071 connects to an ELK M1EZ8 or M1Gold via a local network through its built-in ethernet port and can communicate to either of these panels. You must use ELK’s ELK-M1XEP Ethernet Interface to connect your panel to a network, but once you do; this keypad will do some amazing things.
Not only can you access the daily functions of arming and disarming your system through this keypad, but you can also, via the built-in Remote Management Software, control home automation devices such as turning on and off lights, controlling temperature, etc. The RMS also lets you have instant access of local traffic and weather reports as well as saving links to frequently visited websites. Yes, you can also surf the internet on your ELK TS071!! The keypad comes with Internet Explorer preloaded as part of the Windows CE Operating system. The keypad can also be used to view any local DVR on the network so that you may pull up your cameras and view them. With its built-in speaker and microphone you can also have two-way voice capability with the central station or use them as an intercom system.
This keypad is a great addition to an already awesome alarm system. If you haven’t checked out any of the ELK equipment then you should really give it another glance. ELK takes alarm systems to the next level by fully integrating them into any technology-based home automation system and computer network. You can view all of ELK’s products by visiting their website.
The ELK M1 Gold alarm panels are a very robust line of systems that will take your security and home/business automation to new levels!
ELK builds their systems straight out of the gate to handle not only intrusion protection but they also build in options to run household items through the use of low voltage outputs and a built-in serial port to connect the system into a local network to work with computers and for allowing the user to have remote access of their system from another computer outside of the network.
This panel, when connected to the Elk-M1XEP Ethernet Interface,can provide the owner with a web-based, easy to access and control, interface that will allow them to check the status of their system from anywhere in the world that has internet access. The ELK-M1XEP has its own built-in Java based server that allows you to do this with no extra software needed.
The M1 Gold panels also have built-in voice dialer which allows the panel to call out for self-monitoring or central station monitoring. It allows the dial out the panel to dial out to 8 numbers to advise of climate change, ac loss, alarms, etc. The system has a 500+ vocabulary with the ability to record up to 10 custom words or phrases just in case the 500+ vocab isn’t enough for you.
ELK brags about the programming being so simple through the keypad that they boast “No manual required”. I am sure that this is true because of their full text, menu driven keypad interface.
The system also has the ability to be partitioned into 8 different partitions. Partitioning is where you can split up different areas of the same location to be armed and disarmed separately. You can also have different account numbers for these different partitions which means that, if being monitored, each partition can have a separate monitoring account.
The Elk M1 Gold also has built-in remote phone control. By picking up any phone and dialing into the phone line that your system is on you can arm, disarm, control temperature (using thermostat modules), lighting (using automation devices), and many more things. This feature makes ELK systems very user-friendly.
ELK systems are a tech geeks dream and make owning an alarm system a pleasure!!!
The ELK-M1XEP is a great add-on for any tech geek who has an ELK M1 panel. This will allow you to remotely control and monitor the ELK panel via the internet. The M1XEP has a built-in web server and a Java applet interface which makes this a very user friendly means of controlling anything from the arming state of the system to controlling lights, temperature, etc.
This also features a built-in software setup utility to help you configuring the connection setup, network password, etc. The M1XEP can also use a dynamic IP address or can be set up to use a static IP address as well.
ELK has an online demo of this add-on at http://www.elkproducts.com/m1_live_demo.html. You can view all of the myriad of features that this module has to offer.