Elk Products, Inc. Announces Enhanced Integration With ELAN® Home Systems VIA!® Touch Panels

New Version of ELAN® System Setup Software, VIA!®TOOLS, Features 2-way Integration For ELK's M1® Security Panels

HILDEBRAN, NC - ELK Products, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of premium quality electronic equipment for the professional security and automation installer, announced today the enhanced integration of its M1® Security Panels with ELAN® Home Systems VIA!® Touch Panels as a result of ELAN's recent release of its new version of VIA!®TOOLS, the industry's easiest setup software for multi -room home systems. The announcement was made by Trudy Phillips, Sales & Customer Service Manager of ELK Products.

"We are very pleased to announce the integration of our M1® Control with ELAN Home Systems. This has been a widely requested addition to our partner manufacturer program," stated Ms. Phillips.

With ELAN's latest VIA!TOOLS release, it is now possible for VIA! Touch Panels to control and receive must -have status information from ELK's family of M1® Security Panels. ELK's M1® Cross Platform Control Family offers more features and more power than any other automation control on the market.

Easy -to -use text and graphics displayed on ELAN VIA! Panels throughout the home provide homeowners with immediate feedback from the ELK's M1® Security Panels and emulates the system's security keypad allowing the user to easily integrate HVAC, lighting, video, and communications into one system. This phenomenal control can perform many tasks and provide significant savings through energy management.

About ELK Products:
ELK Products, Inc. designs and manufactures premium quality electronic equipment for the professional security and automation installer. ELK's product line includes: controls, recordable messaging annunciators, speakers, sirens, timers, batteries, transformers, power supplies, relays, structured wiring cabinets, test tools, & accessories. Most feature a Lifetime Limited Warranty and may be purchased from distributors worldwide. ELK Products has a rich history in the security industry. The owner and core group of product design and development engineers have been in the industry since the 1970's and together since the early 80's. This talented team continues to improve industry standards by utilizing cutting edge technology, inventing new, attractive housing designs, and incorporating the highest quality materials to ensure long life products with zero defects. For more information about ELK Products visit www.elkproducts.com.

About ELAN Home Systems:
ELAN Home Systems is a leading manufacturer of innovative, award -winning Multi -Room audio/video and home control systems. Based in Lexington, KY, the company's systems were the first to integrate audio, video, phones and third -party products to create a seamless, easy -to -use "whole house" experience. The company's unique products provide complete lifestyle, feature -rich solutions, yet can be configured to fit the specific needs of every homeowner. ELAN products are distributed through a comprehensive channel of select dealers and distributors throughout the United States, Canada and 58 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.elanhomesystems.com.

ELAN is a trademark of ELAN Home Systems, LLC, Lexington, KY. VIA! is a registered trademark of ELAN Home Systems, LLC. M1 is a registered trademark of ELK Products, Inc. Hildebran, NC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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