Advanced Technology

Allied Central is totally computerized for immediate responseand complemented by redundant components and backup systems to ensure uninterrupted service.

Power Backup
Allied is located in a specially constructed, electronically secured building, has two emergency backup generators in addition to battery backup, in-ground telephone lines to prevent tampering, two complete computer backup systems, and tests all phone lines, receivers and printers every few hours to ensure they’re working properly.

Central Station UL listed Automation Software
Our UL listed Central Station software is unmatched when it comes to signal handling features and was designed by security professionals with over 100 years of combined experience in the central station environment with a goal of automating and thereby reducing central station activity and data entry.  read more

Hot Redundancy
We provide a fully fault-tolerant hot redundant system integration solution.

Our DICE system mirrors file systems over Ethernet or FDDI. The software supports a complete standby facility that includes a mirrored drive or disk arrays. We use a twisted pair of fiber optic lines to eliminate terminator and cable length problems. It is not necessary for an MIS director or systems administrator to be on site for the switchover of the device to occur. A graphical monitoring program is included that reports on the read/write activity of the disks and the status of each of the mirrored file systems. If a failover occurs, the mirrored system is mounted on the standby system.

If Ethernet is being used, the “down” system can be disconnected from the network without interrupting work on the remaining standby system. This allows diagnostics to take place while your central station continues to operate normally.

When the primary system is restored to service, the system moves the file system from the standby system to the primary system in the background, allowing users to read files from the standby system while operating in the primary system. Hot Redundancy is designed for use in existing SCO hardware environments.

Storm Mode
Storm mode is used in times of natural disasters and acts of nature that would generate a large number of contacts to the central station such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, etc.  Storm Mode can be easily activated when these situations arise to automate and monitor central station activity for the duration of the event.

Dealer Remote Connectivity Software (*eLink)
*eLink software is the next step in the evolution of the alarm industry. It uses the latest web design and access technologies to provide secure, encrypted connections over the Internet to your customer accounts. Since it is accessible anywhere a Web browser can be used, *eLink is the ultimate in connectivity and productivity software, providing a low cost solution for companies that demand easy access to their data anytime and anywhere.

*eLink Provides:

  • A full GUI interface that runs within your own Web browser. Most of the software developed in the future will run in a Windows environment and be accessible through a Web browser.
  • Data entry access from remote users and database verification at the central station.
  • The fastest Internet applications, optimized for slow connections.
  • Cost savings:  By using *eLink, companies can operate branches and software via the Internet, saving money in frame relay and line costs. Some companies spend upwards of $10,000 a month on line costs.
  • Service branches in remote areas are able to use the  *eLink software without a dedicated line.

Dealer Services Automation Software
Dealer Services software is designed to automate all of the central station’s dealer activity. It is fully integrated with the Central Station’s alarm monitoring and processing software and provides an interoffice mail feature and a two-way mail link between the central station and the dealers who use our *eLink software. This helps eliminate much of the time central station administrators and dealers have to spend talking on the phone to each other.

The system offers a flexible user-definable option for notifying dealers when alarms are processed for their customers. It is possible to modify when and if dealers wish to be notified, as well as the type of alarms they are to be notified of. Information can be automatically faxed and/or emailed to the dealer. Dealer Services software can also be used to print a variety of reports.