Info on ELK Security Systems

sniffdogDecember 31, 2006

I am in the process of designing a home security system for my new house under construction. I am working with on-line security system designer & seller to DIYers who came highly recommened. He suggested an ADEMCO VISTA 20P controller which appears to be a very good alarm controller but has very little home automation capability. All I want is a good alarm system that I can use to control some basic automation functions like turning on outside lights when perimeter IR sensors are tripped - doesn't look like ADEMCO will meet my needs. I stumbled onto ELK while I was researching Insteon autometed light controls (per suggestion from dim4fun) - it appeears that ELK and Insteon can work together. Anyone have any experience with ELK as a security system? How about programming it to work with light controls?



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I have used ELK security products with good results in the past. These days I prefer and use products from HAI.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2007 at 11:54AM
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I am a DIYer who will need some technical support. I understand how to wire things up but would like to have a human to talk to when I start to program the system. Can you recommend an on-line supplier of ELK or HAI that provides really good tech support?


    Bookmark   January 3, 2007 at 6:55AM
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Sure. Goto, they have excellent support and a great forum.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2007 at 6:59AM
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BTW the link I gave you for HAI was wrong. YOu can get to their sit at

    Bookmark   January 5, 2007 at 7:06AM
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