ELK 6040 Manual
Installation and Setup Guide
Wireless Glass Break Sensor
The ELK-6040 Wireless Glass Break Sensor is designed for use with
control/transceivers that accept Elk's two-way technology; such as the
ELK-M1XRFTW. It incorporates many features designed to ensure its
reliable performance.
The 6040 listens for actual patterns of breaking glass across the full
audio band using Pattern Recognition TechnologyTM. The factory set
recognition patterns make it possible to detect the difference between
breaking glass of framed perimeter windows in a building vs. a drinking
glass breaking within a room.
The built-in two-way radio (RF) transmits alarm, supervisory, and low
battery messages to the control/receiver. Each sensor has a unique
TXID number that is enrolled into the control during installation. With its
two-way capability, the sensor listens after every transmission for a
positive acknowledgment from the control. This makes it very energy
efficient since it does not waste energy repeating transmissions unless
they are not acknowledged.
A simple hand clap test feature lets the user confirm that the sensor is
operational. A handheld glass break tester (not supplied) can be used
to place the sensor into range and functional test mode.
The product is suitable for use in quiet occupied areas on a perimeter
defined zone. It is intended for residential indoor dwelling unit applications
and other areas approved by the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ). It
is not intended for use in industrial applications.
This Guide describes the installation, operation, and maintenance of this
product. Keep this document in a handy location and refer to it for
answers regarding the products functions or features. Reading this
guide is the only way to learn how to use your product wisely and to
know how to react in the event of an alarm.
6040 Wireless Glass Break sensor
CR123A Lithium Battery
Mounting Screws and Anchors
Installation Guide
• Pattern Recognition TechnologyTM
• Wireless two-way communication
• Operation Alarm LED - RED (viewable from front)
• RF Acknowledge LED - Bi-Color (viewable with cover off)
• Long life Lithium battery {supplied}
• Low battery trouble signal
• Periodic Supervisory check-in
• Dimensions: 4.25"W x 3.13"H x 1.70"D
• Sensor: Omni-directional Microphone, 360° Detection Range
• Detection Range: 20 ft. (6m) x 360°
• Min. Distance from Glass: 4 ft. (1.2m)
• Glass Thickness:
3/32 to 1/4 in. (2.4 to 6.4mm)
Tempered 1/8 to 1/4 in. (3.2 to 6.4mm)
1/4 in. (6.4mm)
Laminated 1/8 to 1/4 in. (3.2 to 6.4mm)
• Power: One CR123 3.0 VDC Lithium Bttery
• Quiescent Current: 25 μA (typically)
• Battery Life: 5 years
• RF Frequency: 902 - 928 Mhz channel hopping
• Supervisory check-in interval: ~64 minutes
• Storage temperature: -4 to +140° F (-20 to 60° C)
• Operating Environment: 32° to +120° F (0 to 49° C)
• Relative Humidity: 93% RH (max.), non-condensing
Pattern Recognition Technology is a registered trademark of Edwards,
a UTC Fire and Security company.
For the latest downloadable version of this manual visit our website: http://www.elkproducts.com
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This sensor is a member of a reliable, high-quality product family using
the latest technology available. Please review the information in this
section to ensure you get the most out of the product.
The sensor must always be in direct line of sight of all windows to be
protected. It is not possible for the sensor to consistently detect breaking
glass around corners or in another room.
Wall mount
For wall applications mount the sensor on a wall facing (opposite) the
glass to be protected. Direct line of sight is important. Do not exceed the
max. operating distance. An adjoining perpendicular (90°) wall which
conforms to same criteria may also be used. Orientation of the sensor
(sideways, upside down, etc.) is not critical.
- locations exposed to white noise, such as air compressors, etc.
It is recommended that the ELK-6040 be located within 100 feet of the M1
Control or M1XRFTW Transceiver. While an open-air range of 400 feet
or more is possible, adverse indoor and environmental conditions can
significantly reduce the actual transmission range. Small changes to the
sensor's mounting can often make a big difference in transmission range.
DO NOT mount a wireless sensor near metal duct work or other large
metallic surfaces that might shield or adversely affect the RF signals. Prior
to permanent mounting, we recommended a walk test be performed with
the control/transceiver to verify acceptable operation of the wireless
sensor at its intended location.
Ceiling mount
For ceiling applications mount the sensor so that it has a direct line of sight
to the glass being protected. However, since sound travels directionally
out from a broken window, a position of around 8 ft. (2.4 m) into the room
provides better detection.
Use the following guidelines to determine the best mounting location:
- Mount the sensor at least 3.3 ft. (1 m) from the windows being
protected and at least 4 ft. (1.2 m) from noise sources such as TVs,
speakers, sinks, and doors.
- Mount the sensor in the direct line of sight of the glass to be protected.
- Mount the sensor in a suitable environment: see specifications for
temperature and humidity ranges..
- Mount the sensor on a stable surface no greater than 25 ft. (7.6 m)
from the farthest point on the glass surface.
The sensor is omni-directional, providing 360° coverage. Coverage range
is measured from the sensor to the point on the glass farthest from the
sensor. The sensor can be mounted as close as 3.3 ft. (1 m) from the
glass. The maximum range may vary depending on the type of glass being
- Plate, tempered, laminated, & wired glass - Mount sensor on
ceiling or the opposite/adjoining wall, maximum range is 20 ft. (6 m).
This product can be wall mounted or ceiling mounted.
3.1 Disconnect any alarm notification appliances, service related devices,
and extinguishing systems. Functionally test the sensor in its intended
location to verify the communications between it and the M1 Control.
It is very important to confirm that the sensor is within adequate range
of the M1 Control/Transceiver prior to permanently mounting.
Refer to Test Method #3 - Functional Test later in this guide.
- Hold the product in the intended mounting location or temporarily
mount it using some form of removable fastener.
- Confirm that the test signals from the sensor reach the control. If
no signal is received or if the RF signal is low, try relocating the
sensor to another location and retest.
3.2 After testing has been confirmed, mount the sensor and sensor base
as follows:
- Remove the screw located in the front.
- Remove the top cover by using a flat bladed tool in the screw
location to pry open the top cover.
- Locate the mounting location and drill holes in base per the
mounting impression in the base.
- Use the anchors and screws to secure the product to the
mounting surface.
3.3 Replace the product’s top cover:
- Snap the top onto the base.
- Replace the screw into the front location.
20 ft. (6m)
This product is equipped with an intuitive normal mode operation.
20 ft. (6m)
Improper location can affect the sensitive electronic components in this
product. To avoid causing damage to the product, to provide optimum
performance, and to prevent unnecessary nuisance alarms:
- Avoid rooms smaller than 10 x 10 ft. (3m x 3m).
- Avoid locations where lined, insulating, or sound-deadening drapes
or closed wooden shutters are used.
- Avoid mounting in the corner of a room.
- Do not install the sensor in humid rooms. Excess moisture on the circuit
board can eventually cause a short and a false alarm.
- Avoid locations that might expose the sensor to possible false alarm
sources such as:
- glass airlocks and vestibule areas
- kitchens and bathrooms
- corner mounting
- residential car garages
- small utility rooms
- stairwells
- small acoustically live rooms
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In normal operation, the red LED will generally remain OFF.
The wake up test will cause the red LED to illuminate two blinks.
In response to an alarm the red LED will stay ON for approximately
4 seconds. The RF transmitter will send the alarm to the Control.
In a trouble or maintenance required condition the red LED will not
illuminate in response to the wake up test.
In a trouble condition such as low battery the sensor will send an
RF transmission to the Control.
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This bi-color LED IS located on the bare circuit board near the upper left
side. It provides visual confirmation of the two-way acknowledge
(response) from the control/transceiver and can only be viewed by
removing the sensor cover.
GREEN blink = Sensor successfully transmitted a violation (alarm) and
that signal was received and acknowledged by the transceiver. A
green blink is not provided for a sensor restore transmission..
ORG/RED blink = Sensor was not successful and did not get
acknowledged by the transceiver. POSSIBLE CAUSES: a) the Control
or M1XRFTW is powered off. b) the M1XRFTW is not enrolled with
control. c) the sensor is not enrolled. d) the distance between the
sensor and the transceiver is too great. Check the following:
A. Verify that the M1 Control is powered on.
B. Verify that the M1XRFTW Transceiver is powered on and that it is
enrolled with the M1.
C. Verify that the sensor is properly enrolled.
D. Trip another wireless sensor to see it can successfully communicate.
E. If above steps are OK, temporarily move the failed sensor closer
to the transceiver and retest. If sensor successfully communicates
at the closer range then it may be necessary to:
Relocate the transceiver to a closer and more central location to this
and all other sensors.
Purchase and install an additional “remote” transceiver to cover the
area where this sensor was mounted.
RF ACKnowledge LED
The 6040 sensor uses a single CR123A Lithium battery. The estimated
service life is 5 years in a typical residential installation.
The Battery is supervised for low voltage. When the sensor detects the
voltage has reached 2.6 VDC or less (under load), a Sensor Low Battery
trouble will be transmitted to the control/transceiver. This trouble will be
attached to all future transmissions until a fresh battery is installed.
When the Control indicates that it is time to replace the sensor battery,
remove the old battery and WAIT AT LEAST 20 seconds before installing
new battery. This time is necessary to clear and reset the low battery
condition from the sensor memory. After the new battery has been
installed, trip the sensor a couple of times. This should send an "all good"
to the Control and clear the low battery trouble.
Use only approved 3V Lithiums. Replacements can be obtained from any
local Alarm Distributor.
Note: Place the control panel into sensor test mode prior to replacing the
battery. If the control panel is not in sensor test mode during battery
replacement, an alarm condition may be indicated.
5.1 Remove the product top cover.
5.2 Remove the old battery and properly dispose of it as recommended
by the battery manufacturer.
5.3 WAIT AT LEAST 20 SECONDS before installing new battery.
5.4 Observe correct polarity when installing the new battery. Insert
the battery positive (+) terminal so that it points towards the (+) symbol
printed on the circuit board. Be careful not to bend or damage the metal
battery holder contacts.
5.5 Replace the top cover.
5.6 Replace the front screw.
5.7 Re-test sensor operation with the control.
Approved 3.0 Lithium Batteries are:
- Panasonic CR123A
- Duracell DL123A
- Varta CR123A.
ELK-6040 Glass Break Sensor with cover removed
Alarm / Activity LED
Sensor Microphone
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Make sure the M1XRFTW Transceiver is powered and enrolled with
the M1 Control.
Enter M1 Keypad Installer Programming and go to Menu: 14Wireless Setup
Scroll up to sub-menu:3:Learn Sel Wireless Transmtr and
press Select (right arrow).
Scroll to and select an unassigned WZone (wireless zone) and
press Learn (right arrow) to enroll.
Insert the Battery into the sensor when the keypad displays: Push
Transmitter Button and the M1G speaks; “Press transmitter
button for zone xx”). Upon successful enrollment the Keypad will
chime and briefly display the 6 digit TXID printed on the sensor. If
the TXID of the sensor does not display then enrollment was
unsuccessful. To attempt enrollment again you must remove
the battery and wait at least 20 seconds before reinserting.
Launch the ElkRP PC software and open the Customer Account file.
Click the "+" next to Zones (Inputs) to expand the view. Look for
any existing wireless zone groups. If there are none it will be
necessary to add or create a new group. To create a wireless
group, right click on Zones (Inputs) and click New Wireless
Zones. Place a check mark in the box to be added, starting with
Group 2. Click OK. Repeat if more wireless groups are required.
NOTE: The M1 Control requires all expanded zones to be defined
in groups of 16. E.G. Zones 17-32 = Group 2, zones 33-48 = Group
3, etc. Since the first M1XRFTW Two-Way Transceiver must
always be enrolled at databus address 2 (the first expander),
this means that the first group of wireless sensors should be
defined as group 2. Since M1 allows a maximum of 144 wireless
zones, the last potential wireless zone can never be higher than
Zone 160. If a large number wireless zones is anticipated, it would
be a good idea to avoid conflict with any future Hardwired Zones
in the 17 to 160 range by NOT enrolling any Hardwired Zone
Expanders (M1XIN) at any data bus addresses below 10.
Rapid-Enroll will auto advance to the next wireless zone in sequence and wait for a new sensor. Repeat the previous step for
each sensor.
Double click on Wireless - Group _ (the group just added) and
double click one zone at a time to define the Zone Name, Definition,
Type, Attributes, etc.
After all wireless sensors are enrolled, press the ELK or Select
Wireless key to stop Rapid-Enroll.
Set the Loop ID. Scroll to each 6040 wireless zone and press the
HW (left arrow) button. An 8 digit number (TXID in decimal) will
display followed by Loop = 0. Move the cursor to the right (press
RIGHT arrow) and enter a "2" for the Loop ID . This is VERY
IMPORTANT! Press the ELK key to return back to the wireless zone
display. Loop ID informs the M1 how to handle the input transmission.
The 6040 Glass Break sensor MUST be set as Loop "2". NOTE:
The M1 default for all wireless zones is Loop "0".
The next step is to enter the sensor's TXID and the other wireless
setup data. This may be done directly from each zone definition
screen (click the Wireless Setup button) OR from the separate
Wireless Setup menu accessed from the folders column.
Place a check mark in the Enabled box.
Set Supervision type to "1" (Normal Supervision) for the 6040
Sensor. A setting of "0" means the control will not expect a
supervisory check-in from the sensor. For additional details refer
to paragraph 6.8.
Set Supervision Type - Set this to "1" (Normal Supervision). Press
the ELK or the Select Wireless key to locate Sub-Menu: 2:Xmit
Transmitter Opt. Scroll to the desired wireless zone and press
Select (right arrow). Scroll to Option 2: Supervision Type and set
it to "1". The control will now expect a supervisory check-in report
every 64 minutes. If set to "0" the control will not expect a
supervisory check-in from the sensor. NOTE: A separate M1 option
sets the number of missed supervisory check-ins before a sensor
is declared missing.
PIR Auto Restore - DISREGARD
Skip to the TXID box and enter the Sensor TXID that is printed on
the small label attached to the sensor.
Skip to the LOOP box and enter a 2.
PIR Auto Restore - DISREGARD
7.10 Click Save. Repeat the entire step 4 for each additional Wireless
Zone and Sensor.
6.10 PROGRAM THE ZONE DEFINITION - This must be done from
Keypad Menu 5 - Zone Definitions.
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It is imperative that this sensor be tested during and after installation. In
addition, it should be tested in its installed location at least annually.
WARNING: The M1 Control should be placed into the Walk Test mode
prior to conducting any sensor tests. This will aid in the testing as well
as help prevent false alarms and unintentional central station reporting.
M1 Walk Test mode is activated via Keypad User Menu 3 - Walk Test
Area. As each sensor is tripped the keypad will chime and display the
zone number and name description.
There are two (2) methods for testing this sensor
Test Method #1 - Wake Up Test
A loud hand clap in the immediate vicinity of the detector is designed to
cause a wake up of the electronics and provide two (2) quick blinks of
the LED for confirmation. This quick test only verifies that the sensor is
receiving power and its microphone and circuitry are working. This test
does not trigger an alarm or cause any RF transmission to the Control and
it does not significantly affect the battery life.
Test Method #2 - Functional Test
This test requires a UTC 5709C (or equivalent) handheld glass break
tester. The sensor must be placed into a special glass break test mode
using the tester and the steps outlined below.
Note: This sensor is designed to detect the breaking of framed glass
mounted in an outside wall, separating the inside environment from the
outside. The sensor typically does not trip to glass being broken inside
the room or the premises. It should also be noted that breaking of unframed
glass, bottles, etc. typically does not trip the sensor and is definitely not
recommended for testing purposes. The sensor's Pattern Recognition
TechnologyTM is intentionally designed to ignore most false alarm sounds,
including that of glass break testers. In fact, the sensor must be placed
into a special test mode prior to using the glass break tester. This special
test mode disables the glass break pattern processing in the upper and
lower frequencies, restricting the sensor to listening only for the midrange frequencies that the 5709C hand-held tester reproduces. It is the
mid-range frequencies that determine the sensor range.
Activate the sensor's built-in Glass Break tester mode as follows:
A. Turn on the M1 Walk Test mode from the M1 Keypad. This is local only
and will not transmit signals to the monitoring station.
B. Set the 5709C tester to the tempered glass mode setting.
C. Hold the speaker on the handheld tester close to the sensor microphone
and press the test button labeled "Single."
This should cause the sensor to go into alarm and the LED to illuminate
for 2-3 secs. If not, press the test button again.
D. The M1 Walk Test mode should cause the Keypad to beep and display
the zone number/name belonging to this sensor.
G. Press the handheld tester button labeled "Single."
The expected and proper results are:
- The LED on the sensor should illuminate SOLID ON for 4 seconds.
- The M1 Keypad should beep and display the sensor zone number.
If these results do not occur:
- Check the battery strength in the handheld tester. A fresh new
battery in the handheld tester will often improve results.
- Move the sensor mounting location closer to the glass
- Adding additional glass break sensors may be required in order to
to achieve adequate coverage
H. When satisfied with the test results press the " * " button on the M1
Keypad to exit the Walk Test mode. The sensor will automatically return
to normal mode approximately one (1) minute after it hears the last test
activation from the handheld tester. In normal mode the sensor LED
does not blink unless it hears a loud sound. In normal mode the sensor
will not trip to the tester, unless the tester is held very close to the
sensor. Each time the sensor alarms, it also goes into the test mode
for one (1) minute.
Note: Room acoustics can affect the sensor range and even artificially
extend it beyond the specified maximum range during on-site testing. The
maximum range of the sensor has been established for worst-case
conditions. While the sensor might occasionally function at additional
range, it could also miss a breakage event, particularly if the output volume
were minimum. The room acoustic might also change at some future time
and cause the range to be decreased back to its specified range. DO NOT
EXCEED the specified range of the sensor, regardless of what the onsite testing results may show.
E. The LED on the sensor will blink for the one (1) minute duration of the
glass break tester mode. The one (1) minute time will restart with each
activation of the glass break tester.
F. Hold the 5709C Tester near the surface of the glass that is within the
coverage range of the sensor. Aim the speaker at the sensor. Make
sure the tester is at the point on the glass farthest from the detector.
If closed drapes or curtains are present, hold the tester behind them.
NOTE: The 5709C tester has a settings for three (3) types of glass. Set
the tester for tempered or laminated glass unless you are certain that all
the glass to be protected is plate glass.
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This product is design for a long service life. While the Control generally
provides indications when it is time to service this product, several annual
and random checks or tests are recommended.
Perform a Glass Break Functional Test
Visually check that the Alarm LED flashes when
activated by the Wake Up Test
Besides Alarm indications the Control also provides Missing Transmitter
and Transmitter Low Battery indications.
Low Battery -
The supervisory check-in signal from the sensor has
not reached the Control within the assigned
supervisory check interval. This could mean that the
sensor has been removed from the premises, or its
battery has been removed, or that it is experiencing
some other type of fault condition. Technical service
and/or corrective action is required.
The Battery voltage has reached a low voltage
threshold and must be replaced soon in order to
maintain proper operation.
In General
To keep this product in good working order:
- Vacuum or dust the cover of the product once a month to remove
accumulated dust.
- NEVER use detergents or solvents to clean the product. Chemicals
can permanently damage or temporarily contaminate the sensor.
- Avoid spraying air fresheners, hair spray, paint, or other aerosols
near the product.
- NEVER paint the product. Paint will seal the sensor opening and
interfere with proper sensor operation.
Deleting a sensor from the Control removes it from being monitored by the
customer’s system. This is not the same as bypassing a sensor. You
should delete a sensor only if it is being permanently removed from the
To delete a sensor from the Control there are three (3) steps in the Control
programming sections that must be addressed:
11.1 In the Zone Definitions menu locate the zone to which the sensor
belongs and change the Zone definition to "0 - Unused"
11.2 In the Wireless programming menu locate the "Enable Transmitter"
option for the sensor and uncheck (clear) that option.
11.3 In the Wireless programming menu locate the TXID for the sensor
and clear it (make it all zeros).
NOTE: If this sensor's zone was faulted (in a violated state) before it was
deleted then the zone will likely still be faulted. Exiting from the keypad
programming mode generally causes a restart and should clear the fault.
If it does not, power cycling the control is another way to clear it.
While the 6040 Wireless Glass Break sensor is a highly reliable intrusion detection
device, it does not offer guaranteed protection against burglary. Any intrusion
detection device is subject to compromise or failure to warn for a variety of reasons:
Glassbreak sensors cannot consistently detect glass breaking around corners or in
other rooms.
The radio transceiver only provides communications. It does not have anything to
do with detecting the breaking of glass.
The 6040 Wireless Glassbreak is not a Life Safety device.
The 6040 Wireless Glass Break Sensor is warranted to be free from defects and
workmanship for a period of 2 years from date of manufacture. Batteries used with
wireless devices are not warranted. Elk makes no warranty, express or implied,
including that of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose with regard
to batteries used with wireless devices. Refer to Elk’s website for full warranty
statement and details.
Product does not power up properly or reports low battery
Check the battery to make sure it is fully seated within the
battery compartment and that the polarity is correct.
Check the battery voltage (3.0 VDC nominal).
Control Panel does not respond
Check the control panel programming to verify that the
sensor is enrolled (TXID number) and the zone is defined.
Check another wireless sensor to see if the control
responds to it.
Verify that the control and transceiver are powered up and
operating properly.
Alarm/open condition does not restore
Check the battery and/or battery voltage.
Does the sensor Alarm LED react to a Walk Up Test? (see
test Method #1 from section 8.1)
If so, remove the sensor cover and perform a Functional
Test (see test method #2 from section 8.2) while observing
the RF Status (ACKnowledge) LED. This will require a UTC
5709C (or equivalent) handheld glass break tester. Each
time the test is performed the RF Status LED should blink
once for the alarm transmission/reply, and a second blink a
few seconds later. This second blink is the sensor restoral
Check the control panel programming to verify that the
sensor is enrolled (TXID number) and the zone is defined.
BATTERY WARNING: Risk of fire, explosion and burns. Do not attempt to
recharge or disassemble. Do not incinerate or expose to heat above 212°
F (100° C). Dispose of used batteries properly. Keep away from children.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and Industry Canada License-Exempt RSS
Standards. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d’Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio
exempts de licence. L’exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes : (1) l’appareil ne doit
pas produire de brouillage, et (2) l’utilisateur de l’appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique
subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d’en compromettre le fonctionnement.
ELK-6040 Wireless Glass Break
PO Box 100 3266 US Hwy 70 West
Hildebran, NC 28637
828-397-4415 Fax http://www.elkproducts.com
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