Elk M1 + Alarm Relay + HomeSeer

Researching updating my alarm system.  Current contract will be expiring soon.  
 
Want Elk M1 with Alarm Relay as monitoring company.  Already have HomeSeer and would like to integrate with UltraJones Plugin.
 
According to the Plugin documentation, the plug-in connects to the Elk M1 Panel via serial port or Elk-M1XEP Ethernet interface.  Documentation is rather old, and may be there are other ways to connect??
 
For those people who have this setup or know of the details of this setup, I'd like to hear recommendations on best hardware to allow Alarm Relay and Homeseer to connect to M1 without conflicts.  I have a vague recollection of reading about some difficulties/conflicts when setting up both, but I can't seem to find this info now. 
 
I'm open to all Alarm Relay plans. 
 
Homeseer server and Elk M1 panel will be in the same AV closet in close proximity.
 

serodgers

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I use Elk M1G and HomeSeer Ultra plugin and have monitoring with Alam Relay via Uplink 5500ez cellular connection. Woks great and Alarm Relay was good on setup with Elk Panel and activating the Uplink unit. They upgraded my original 2500ez unit due to AT&T shutting down older 3G tech used in these models.


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serodgers said:
I use Elk M1G and HomeSeer Ultra plugin and have monitoring with Alam Relay via Uplink 5500ez cellular connection. Woks great and Alarm Relay was good on setup with Elk Panel and activating the Uplink unit. They upgraded my original 2500ez unit due to AT&T shutting down older 3G tech used in these models. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
 
Thanks for your input.  I will look into the 5500ez.

EDIT: How does this connect to the panel? Does it use the phone line connection?
 
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