Just got an Elk M1G and coming from a Stargate this bugger is different. I realized this panel had a bunch of alarm features and my goal is to use none of them. I want to use the zone inputs in a HA capacity to monitor switch closures only of an unsupervised nature. Some will be NC and some NO and no resistors. Do all the alarm functions for arming, disarming etc have to be active or programmed or can I just use the panel to detect inputs without fooling with the alarm stuff? Are there any gotchas operating the panel in this manner? Is use of the keypad a must?