Security System has telephone interface module.

Press Release Summary:

With built-in keypad and 85 dB siren, Allegro security system for apartments and condominiums has up to 20 zones of burglary and fire protection. Control panel is physically separated from Dialog(TM) Telephone Interface Module. DTIM is battery-operated communication link between control panel and central monitoring station. Unit receives radio signals from panel, then uses phone line to report security events to central monitoring station.

Original Press Release:

GE Interlogix Introduces The Allegro(TM) Security System

DTIM provides added security by physically separating
the telephone interface from the control panel

North St. Paul, Minnesota - March 26, 2003 - GE Interlogix, a wholly owned subsidiary of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), has announced the availability of the new Allegro security system. A revolutionary addition to the GE Interlogix family of security systems, the Allegro is specifically designed for apartments, condominiums, and smaller homes. Allegro offers up to 20 zones of burglary and fire protection. With a built-in keypad and siren that is capable of 85 dB, Allegro is well suited for multi-family buildings.

What distinguishes the Allegro from other security systems is the physical separation of the control panel and telephone module, the Dialog(TM) Telephone Interface Module (DTIM). The DTIM is a battery-operated communication link between the control panel and the central monitoring station. It receives radio signals from the panel, then uses the phone line to report security events to the central monitoring station.

The DTIM provides added security by separating the telephone interface from the panel. If the panel is damaged during a break-in or fire, the DTIM can still report to the central monitoring station. Physically separating the DTIM from the panel also ensures that the panel can be placed in the most convenient position for the resident, while the DTIM can be positioned in a location that maximizes security and quick installation.

The Allegro increases dealer profits with the most efficient installation process ever. The typical Allegro system can be installed in 45 minutes or less, including training the homeowner. The only wires to be run are connecting the power source to the control panel and plugging the phone line in to the dialing module. Dealers save money and make more money by increasing the number of installations each day without compromising quality or safety.

"The electronic security industry has been asking for this type of product for many years," said Richard Genece, Director of Residential Marketing for GE Interlogix. "Some dealers may have been reluctant to even try wireless for the very issues that Allegro addresses. With the revolutionary DTIM module, the Allegro system proves once again that GE Interlogix is the uncontested leader in wireless security technology."

About GE Interlogix
GE Interlogix, part of GE Industrial Systems, is focused on communication and information technologies for security, safety and lifestyle enhancements. GE Interlogix has operations in more than 25 countries and is represented by some of the best-known brand names in the industry for intrusion detection, fire detection, structured wiring, access and building control, trace detection, and video monitoring. For more information, visit

For more information on and photographs of GE Interlogix products that help protect people, property and workplaces, visit or contact:

Steve Craig
Marketing Communications Director
GE Interlogix
Tel: 651-779-4843
Fax: 651-779-4879

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