The addition of the Connect ONE Access Expander and ScanPass® Mobile Credential increases the access control capabilities of ELK M1 Connected Technologies, LLC partners with ELK Products, Inc. enhancing the access control capability of ELK’s M1 Cross Platform Control®. The integration between ELK’s M1® and Connected Technologies’ renowned Connect ONE® cloud service provides enhanced user management and activity logging options. The addition of the Connect ONE Access Expander and ScanPass® Mobile Credential increases the access control capabilities of ELK M1 to as many as 203 access points and 10,000 users. Convenience Application Powered By Connect ONE ScanPass Mobile Credential is the latest convenience application powered by Connect ONE. A barcode sticker affixed at an entry point is read by smart devices for approved users to gain entry. ScanPass Mobile Credential requires no software to install or maintain, eliminating access control cards/fobs and the installation of readers. It integrates seamlessly with the ELK Products M1 Controls, allowing dealers to easily add a new value proposition and great convenience for new and existing customers. ScanPass Mobile Credential will be shown at ELK booth # 7033 at ISC West. “The Connect ONE Access Expander provides exciting enhancements to the ELK M1 with expanded user support, schedules, and event history. ScanPass takes this a step further, offering intuitive access control via mobile devices and supporting an expanded number of access points. This enhanced capability adds value and convenience, giving installers an edge and opening new possibilities in a variety of commercial markets,” says Amy Strickland, Marketing Design Manager at ELK Products. ELK's M1 Controls combine security, energy management, and integrated control solutions to provide comfort, convenience and simplicity for home and business owners. Simple, yet powerful, on-site and remote user interfaces give consumers full control anytime, from anywhere. Visit ELK booth # 7033 for a live demonstration of the M1 Cross Platform Control. “We’re excited about the integration of ScanPass with the large installed base of M1 Controls from ELK Products,” says Mike Simon, managing partner of Connected Technologies. “There are so many advantages for the user and integrator. ScanPass as a convenience function allows companies to differentiate themselves from the competition,” he said. The ScanPass Difference ScanPass Mobile Credential is unlike any other smartphone or mobile access control device on the market in that it offers greater connectivity options—including premise network or cellular—for users to gain access to interior or exterior doors in and around the facility. With the ability to use different communication pathways, users are assured of instant accessibility. ScanPass Mobile Credential users simply point their smartphone or other device credential at the barcode sticker and the barcode designates the proper door to be unlocked for entry. ScanPass Mobile Credential does not require the user to scroll through a lengthy dropdown list to locate the door to be unlocked. It also does not require a dedicated reader or additional hardware in the smartphone, in the example of Near Field Communication.
The Connect ONE interface is fully compatible with ELK Products’ Security and Automation Control Systems The partnership between ELK Products, a premier manufacturer of security and automation solutions and Connect ONE®, the flagship, integrated security management platform from Connected Technologies, LLC, provides the perfect segue for residential integrators to move into the world of commercial systems solutions and increase their recurring revenue streams with new services. Additional Dealer Opportunities “With the partnership we have developed and continue to refine with ELK Products we feel strongly residential security dealers and integrators can easily shift into the profitable small-to-medium business and other commercial markets, adding new streams of revenue and boosting their profitability,” says Mike Simon, a former dealer and Managing Partner, Connected Technologies. He adds that the Connect ONE portal provides easy access, so dealers can support their customer base remotely and from any Internet-connected device, often eliminating costly truck rolls and site visits. “Through our partnership, Connect ONE adds valuable features to the ELK M1 Security and Automation control, providing integrators with new opportunities in the commercial market. User management for access control, critical temperature monitoring and logging, as well as detailed event notification including image capture from cameras are just a few of the options that are in high demand in commercial applications” says Amy Strickland, Marketing Design Manager at ELK Products. Total Control Of Home Or Business The Connect ONE interface is fully compatible with ELK Products’ Security and Automation Control Systems and incorporates security, fire, access control, video and energy and task management to provide total control of home or business. The M1 Controls work seamlessly with the Connect ONE® cloud-hosted interface to provide dealers simple, yet powerful on site and remote connectivity while giving both residential and commercial customers full control 24/7, from any web-based browser or smartphone. With ELK Products and Connect ONE, residential dealers can easily expand into the lucrative world of commercial integrations – including the burgeoning areas of energy management and critical temperature monitoring. Medical facilities, food service industries, education, commercial, multi-tenant and financial facilities are the perfect target for the M1 and Connect ONE interface. With ELK Products and Connect ONE, it’s easy and affordable – no software to install and maintain and no additional hardware to purchase – for dealers to migrate into these commercial markets and more.
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