Allegro™ System From GE Interlogix Wins CANASA Dealer's Choice Award

The Allegro security system from GE Interlogix has been named a 2003 Dealer's Choice Award winner by the Canadian Alarm and Security Association (CANASA). The Allegro won the top honor in the Burglary category.

North St. Paul, Minnesota - November 5, 2003 - The Allegro security system from GE Interlogix has been named a 2003 Dealer's Choice Award winner by the Canadian Alarm and Security Association (CANASA). The Allegro won the top honor in the Burglary category. The award was presented on October 22 during the Security Canada Central show in Toronto, Ontario.

A revolutionary addition to the GE Interlogix family of security systems, the Allegro is specifically designed for apartments, condominiums, and smaller homes. What distinguishes the Allegro from other security systems is the physical separation of the control panel and telephone module, the Dialog™ 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. If the Allegro 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 CANASA Dealer's Choice Award is the second honor earned by the Allegro system this year. Released to the industry in March 2003, the Allegro also won the 2003 Security Industry Association (SIA) New Product Showcase "Product Achievement Award for Intrusion Detection/Prevention."

A non -profit, national association established in 1977, CANASA represents the interests of the electronic security alarm industry and helps dealers, distributors, manufacturers, and monitoring companies across Canada succeed in business. The CANASA Dealer's Choice Awards honor the industry's best new products, which are judged by an industry panel. To find out more, visit

About GE Interlogix, Inc.
GE Interlogix, part of GE Industrial Systems, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) 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 for intrusion and fire detection, access and building control, video surveillance, explosive and drug detection, key management and structured wiring. For more information about GE Interlogix and our product offerings, please visit www.GE

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Steve Craig
Marketing Communications Director
GE Interlogix
Tel: 651 -779 -4843
Fax: 651 -773 -2247


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