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I understood that....I was asking a different question...

 

Do you use ISY to control the Elk or the Elk to control the ISY? I have both but I haven't installed the Elk M1 Gold yet. I'm planning my install now. If you use the Elk to control the ISY, and it sounds like you do, then do you still do your programming in the ISY? Is the Elk module module needed if you use the Elk to control the ISY?

 

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If you have the Elk module there is very little cause to write Elk rules. If you don't have the module, then you will need to use Elk rules any time an Elk event is the trigger.

 

You can certainly use Elk to control things, but Elk rules are less capable than ISY, harder to edit, and harder to organize. I don't have any Elk rules controlling lighting at this time as I moved all of them to ISY when the module came out. I still have Elk rules where both the input side and output side are Elk. But if the Elk module had existed when I wrote those rules, I would probably have written in them in ISY.

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Here's my 2 cents.

Do you use ISY to control the Elk or the Elk to control the ISY?
Yes. The ISY is linked to the ELk with the M1XEP add on.
I'm planning my install now. If you use the Elk to control the ISY, and it sounds like you do, then do you still do your programming in the ISY?
Yes. I installed my M1-Gold in Feburary but still have some things to do (like hook my garage doors, entry gate and septic tank high water indicator). Some programs are triggered by an event the ELK monitors, and some programs control ELK actions.
Is the Elk module module needed if you use the Elk to control the ISY?
I do not see where this module is needed.
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