I'm building a workshop in a separate building on my property. It's extremely difficult for me to get wires from my M1 panel to the workshop but wireless sensors should have no problem seeing the receiver in the house. So I'm going to install wireless door, window, and motion sensors and program them into Area 2 on the panel. The question I have is, the shop has two barn doors I'll be securing with a mag-lock. I was thinking of using a keypad like the Seco-Larm SK-2323-SDQ (can't post a link because I'm a newb) to turn the magnets on and off. I was thinking it would be cool if that also armed/disarmed Area 2. I'm sure this would be simple if wired directly to the panel but is it possible wirelessly? Can I connect this keypad to a wireless zone and have that zone be programmed to arm/disarm? Is there another solution I'm not thinking about? Otherwise I'd need to disarm Area 2 from inside the house before walking out there and I'm totally predicting I'll forget and set it off. For that matter, what options are available to wirelessly arm/disarm the M1? Only the keyfob?
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Wireless arming via keypad
Posted 07 January 2020 - 04:25 AM
Thinking outside the box a little here.
Could you use a wall mounted iPad or Android tablet with an M1 app for control? This is assuming you have wireless to your shop, of course.
Apple App Store: ekeypad-m1
Google Play Store:droidsoft m1-touch-pro/
BTW: I'm in Australia where we call the ELK M1 a NESS M1
Sorry, as a newbie I can't post links yet.
Posted 07 January 2020 - 12:53 PM
Some magnetic locks have a reed switch built-in that you could connect a wireless alarm sensor to. Then add that alarm sensor to the Elk system as a zone in area 2.
Posted 07 January 2020 - 12:56 PM
I should add that after you add the lock sensor as an Elk zone you will need to write rules that arm the barn whenever the lock is closed and maybe disarm when opened.
Edited by mikefamig, 07 January 2020 - 02:58 PM.
Posted 07 January 2020 - 03:50 PM
Posted 11 January 2020 - 12:02 AM
Posted 11 January 2020 - 02:29 AM
From the Elk Manual. Connect you door latch switch to a elk zone and set zone definition to:30 Keyswitch On/Off (Maintained) - Intended for a 2 position On/Off key switch. Arms the area in Open position. Disarms the area in the Closed positionSent from my iPad using Tapatalk
That should work perfectly! Thank you!
Posted 11 January 2020 - 09:33 AM
From the Elk Manual. Connect you door latch switch to a elk zone and set zone definition to: 30 Keyswitch On/Off (Maintained) - Intended for a 2 position On/Off key switch. Arms the area in Open position. Disarms the area in the Closed position Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Very nice, I've never heard of that type of zone. Much neater than writing rules to do the job.
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