URC, a global leader in smart home automation and control for residential and commercial applications, ELK Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of customized home and business security, energy management and convenience solutions and Chowmain, a global integration developer, announced today a new phase of collaboration in smart building technology.
Launching immediately, Chowmain with the assistance of URC and ELK Products have created the first integration between Total Control®, URC’s award-winning residential and commercial automation platform, and the ELK or Ness M1 Gold alarm panels. This module allows for two-way control of the ELK or Ness M1 Gold alarm panels via all of current URC touch screens, handheld remotes, phones and tablets. Using URC touch screen interfaces, homeowner and commercial managers can easily arm and disarm ELK or Ness M1 panels, check the current status of any zone in the current partition, read through the logs and much more.
With URC’s use of geofencing, homeowners can automate several actions that offer peace-of-mind when entering or leaving garages. URC’s Total Control and ELK’s M1 systems can be integrated to automatically arm or disarm the system, trigger auxillary outputs, run tasks, trigger the functions keys, send a text message to the LCD on the code pad and trigger lighting as the homeowner nears or closes when leaving the property.
Also, this new integration provides a number of events that can be used for more advanced automation, like activating the security sensors to trigger lights. In addition, there are events for the current arming status (Disarmed, Armed Away, Armed Stay, etc), the arming status (armed with Exit timer, Ready to Arm, etc), the alarm state (Burglary, Police, Fire, Entry Delay, etc) and the system state (AC Fail, Battery Low, Comms Failure, etc).
Key benefits include:
Voice/Hands-free Control – URC’s voice commands through Alexa or Google Home feature enables security system access as well as all other smart building features.
“Our first integration with ELK Products represents a significant step for URC and our valued dealers.” stated Mr. Chang K. Park, URC’s CEO. “We can deliver simple, fast integration for our dealers and peace-of-mind for home and commercials building owners by seamlessly controlling devices and leveraging our geofencing and notification technology.”
“URC has a tremendous user base, and we are thrilled that Chowmain has helped to develop the capability for those users to control the powerful M1 system through their URC interface.” stated Mr. Sean Curley, President of ELK Products.
”We are excited to release our licensed Elk / Ness M1 module for URC. With an industry leading 90 day trial period, integrators can be confident that the M1 module will suit their needs,” stated Mr. Alan Chow, Managing Director of Chowmain Software & Apps.
With this new integration, the future of smart building systems is bright with additional automation technological advancements on the horizon.