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ELK M1G Gold Controller (Control Board Only)


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Securing & Simplifying Life

The Elk M1G Gold Controller (Control Board Only) provides security and automation solutions that are intuitive, versatile, affordable and expandable. This M1G controller board is great for replacing an Elk M1 board out in the field and delivers control over Lighting, Energy Management, Security, and more into a single, robust system.

At the core of M1G is a security system backed by 30+ years of cutting-edge design and development. The system's open connectivity platform allows integration with Elk's 50+ partners, offering a seamlessly interconnected system with wide-ranging functionality. M1's additional intelligence allows scalability and personalization to meet your changing needs for decades.

You have full system control, both locally and remotely, through a variety of apps for smart phones, tablets, and laptops without fee-based cloud systems. A wide variety of keypad choices help you to satisfy your personal design tastes as well. Customized status alerts, delivered through system speakers or your phones, are generated from M1 Gold's vocabulary of more than 500 words, which also provides voice prompts for remote control via telephone.

  • Large zone capacity: 16 on-board zones expandable to 208
  • Wireless capability: Up to 144 zones
  • Two-way Listen-in interface
  • RS-232 Serial Port to interface to computers and peripheral devices
  • Time/Date stamped 512 event history log
  • Menu driven, full text keypad programming – no manual required!
  • Voice Announcement of alarms, zone descriptions, status, etc.
  • 500+ Word/phrase Vocabulary
  • Link up to 6 words/phrases per announcement
  • 10 custom recordable word/phrases
  • 13 On-board Outputs: 1 voice/siren, 1 siren driver, 1 form "C" relay and 10 low current (50mA) outputs
  • Can be partitioned into 8 separate areas and account numbers
  • User Codes: 199 (4 or 6 digit) with assignable authority levels
  • Arm levels: Away, Stay, Stay Instant, Nite, Nite Instant, Vacation
  • Requires Elk M1 Gold Terminal Blocks (part # ELKM1BLOCKS, sold separately)

Home Automation

M1 future-proof systems provide you with the ability to manage the overall control of your entire home or business from a single, easy-to-use yet sophisticated control solution. This user-friendly system can control just about any electronic feature in the home or business, from sprinklers, to water valves, distributed audio, gates and doors, spas, and more.


M1 gives you robust security solutions you want and need. Whether a new or existing installation, M1 offers hard wired or wireless options. The system provides a full range of detection and reporting capabilities.

Convenient Interfaces

M1 provides consumers ease of use through remote and local control. The system operates with touch pads, LCD keypads, iPhone, iPad, Android and other mobile devices. M1 also provides event notifications via phone call, email, or text message.

Access Control

M1 access control solutions provide secure identity management allowing authorized personnel to enter secure areas, while preventing unauthorized individuals from entering. The M1 provides seamless integration of door control, alarm arm/disarm, lighting, and temperature.

Energy Management

Control costs with the M1 "Green" technology solutions. M1 energy management solutions provide control and scheduling capabilities for lighting, climate control, shades/blinds, electric water heaters, and other electrical devices. Conserve energy and reduce costs without compromising safety, convenience or comfort. M1 enables you to manage energy output, shrink your carbon footprint and lower utility bills.


Lighting offers different things to different people. Homeowners want lighting that provides the right ambience for their mood or activities. Business owners want lighting that attracts customers and creates a safe and effective work environment. Everyone wants to save on energy costs while maintaining safety and convenience.


  • Elk M1G Gold Controller

Note: Requires Elk M1 Gold Terminal Blocks (part # ELKM1BLOCKS, sold separately).

Premium Products For Security And Automation

Elk Products designs and manufactures quality electronic equipment for the professional security alarm and home automation installer. Our products include siren drivers, speakers, relays, timers, programmable controls, surge suppressors, telephone equipment, amplifiers, recordable units, batteries and more.


  • Flash Memory – Allows field updates to firmware electronically
  • Supports 4-wire (any zone) and 2-wire (zone 16) smoke detectors
  • Includes fire alarm verification routine
  • Plug-in terminal blocks make service and pre-wires a snap!
  • Hardware "watchdog" and nonvolatile EEPROM memory
  • Supervised phone line, alarm output and aux. overcurrent


  • True V.22 bis Modem for fast, reliable upload/download
  • Optional Ethernet port for reporting operation / control or programming
  • Built-in telephone remote control makes any phone a keypad
  • Integrated Voice Dialer uses vocabulary or custom word/phrases
  • Digital Communicator formats: SIA, Contact ID, 4+2 and Pager
  • Installer Telephone (butt set) test feature
  • Elk-RP PC software includes "conflict resolution" to easily highlight differences between control and PC
    • Dial-up, ethernet or local from RS-232 port or house phone jack
    • Automatic answering machine bypass

Automation & Integration

  • Create lifestyle enhancing comfort, convenience and security
  • Powerful "Whenever/And/Then" RULES Programming allows almost any imaginable operation.
    • No need to chain rules together.
    • Any single "Whenever" event can have one or more ANDs and THENs (conditions and commands).
  • Rules utilize easy to understand text based references
  • Control lighting using RS-232 serial or 2-way Power Line Control (PLC) ports
    • On, Off, Dim All On, All Off commands
  • Sunset/Sunrise calculation and activation
  • Transmit and receive custom serial ASCII messages
  • Issue commands to Distributed Audio Systems (Russound, Proficient, Nuvo)
  • Read temperature sensors and communicate with thermostats
  • Turn on Tasks, Lights, Outputs via Keypad or Telephone Remote

Power Supply

  • Heavy Duty – 2.5 Amp power supply w/ 1 Amp continuous
  • Dynamic battery test
  • Master power switch and low battery disconnect
  • PTC (fuseless) resettable overload protection
  • Multiple auxiliary power terminals