GE Security Joins D -Tools Manufacturer Partner Program

D-Tools software adds value for structured wiring installers

Arden Hills, Minnesota - March 25, 2004 - GE Security -Residential Solutions has announced its participation in the D -Tools Manufacturer Partner Program. The D -Tools software package, along with the Smart ConnectionCenter™ data, enables GE's structured wiring customers to easily prepare quotes, purchase orders, inventory reports, and installation drawings.


As part of its agreement with GE Security, D -Tools customers download the products, packages, and shapes from the data tab in their program. They then select GE products one at a time, or by entire packages, for their proposals and drawings. These products and packages have all the necessary information for integrators to complete their bid.

Once they have specified the appropriate products, D -Tools customers can drag and drop products onto a drawing page to create scaled elevation views, plan views, or schematic wire hook -up drawings/shapes. As they finish off the scaled elevation drawings, customers can use special GE features, like choosing whether or not to show the Smart ConnectionCenter door.

"Simplifying our customers' daily operations is a key to customer satisfaction," said Jens Bolleyer, Smart ConnectionCenter Product Manager for GE Security -Residential Solutions. "Joining the D -Tools Manufacturer Partner Program and dedicating time and resources to this project enable GE Security to offer more than just products. The agreement enables our customers to utilize this installation, design, and business tool with our products."

"We are very pleased that GE Security has joined the D -Tools Manufacturer Partner Program," said Ingo Schmoldt, Director of Marketing and Business Development for D -Tools, Inc. "In terms of its commitment and the depth to which it has incorporated its product into the D -Tools software, GE Security has gone further than any other structured wiring or security provider in our Manufacturer Partner Program. This gives GE Security customers maximum ease and flexibility in system design and bidding of security and structured wiring solutions."

About GE Security
GE Security (formerly GE Interlogix) is focused on communication and information technologies for security, safety, and lifestyle enhancements. GE Security has operations in more than 35 countries and is represented by some of the best -known brand names for intrusion and fire detection, access and building control, video surveillance, explosives and drug detection, structured wiring, and key control. For more information about GE Security and our product offerings, please visit www.ge -security.com.

About D -Tools, Inc.
Founded in 1998, D -Tools®, Inc. is a worldwide leader in easy -to -use, highly accurate system design software. With over 1200 system integration companies using the software, the company, based in Concord, CA, offers a wide range of products and services to simplify the complicated design, engineering, documentation, and estimating processes that accompany large -scale installation projects.


For more information on this release, contact:
Steve Craig
Marketing Communications Director
GE Security -Residential Solutions
Tel: 651 -779 -4843; Fax: 651 -773 -2215
steve.craig@ge.com

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