How it works

We’ve made every task as simple as possible to make installation quick and reliable. Each key process has its own set of guided tasks that walk you through step-by-step – so every installation is foolproof and trouble-free.

Wiring an Access Point (AP) and system connectivity

Wiring an Access Point (AP) and system connectivity

This animation takes you through a simple step process, showing how easy it is to wire an Access Point, locks and readers, as well as linking Access points, as part of the set-up procedure for the Aliro system. It really is quite straightforward.


Guided Tasks

Guided Tasks

This animation takes you through the basic steps of the quick start guided task in Aliro software, and represents the fast and intuitive setup that can be achieved when using this onboard tool to setup the Aliro system for the first time. This guided task covers:

  • Discovering and configuring hardware
  • Creating doors
  • Assigning cards and access rights to users

Adding users and cards and administering the system is straightforward with a set of tasks that guide you through every step. That means no special training, no searching for instructions and no time wasted.

Adding Users & Cards

Adding Users & Cards

Aliro walks you through every step needed to add a new user and we've made adding cards simple too. Just follow the simple onscreen instructions - you'll be surprised how simple it is.


Running Reports

Running Reports

All the reports with none of the hassle. Guided steps get you to the information you need, and present it just how you need it. Comprehensive yet uncomplicated.


Remote Administration

Remote Administration

Because Aliro is web ready, you can administer the system from any internet enabled device. We show you how, and just how easy it is.

The Aliro Software icon glossary is a comprehensive list of all of the icons used within the software. It is designed to help you easily identify icons and the functions that they serve. Click on the categories to find out more.

Guided Tasks Icons

  • Quick Start

    Quick Start – This guided task takes you through the basic steps required to setup the Aliro system for the first time

  • Assign cards to new or existing users

    Assign cards to new or existing users – This guided task takes you through the basic configuration steps required to assign cards to a user

  • Discover hardware and create new doors

    Discover hardware and create new doors – This guided task is a quick-setup to discover your hardware and create a door

  • Grant access for new or existing users

    Grant access for new or existing users – This interactive guided task takes you through the basic steps to assign Access Groups/ Areas/Door Access to a user

  • Print a user card

    Print a user card – This guided task takes you through the basic configuration steps required to print a user card

Common Icons

  • Acknowledge

    Acknowledge – Click to acknowledge the selected / all notifications button

  • Arm

    Arm – This function arms the area (activates the alarm)

  • Back

    Back – Go back a step

  • Cancel

    Cancel – Cancels the changes since last save

  • Clear

    Clear – Clears the Live Event Log window of any Event Log messages. However, messages will be saved in the database. Note that this button is disabled for the ‘Report’ view mode

  • Create

    Create – Creates a new selected item

  • Copy

    Copy – Creates a copy of the selected item

  • Delete

    Delete – Deletes a selected item

  • Discover

    Discover – Discovers all available hardware on the network

  • Door

    Door – Used to place a door that already exists onto the system, into an area in the site plan tool

  • Export CSV

    Export CSV – Generates a CSV file report of the displayed events

  • Export PDF

    Export PDF – Generates a file report of the displayed events as a PDF

  • Feature Menu

    Feature Menu – Quick access to features menu

  • Filter

    Filter – Displays a window, where you can choose the Event Log View Mode. And also filter events by Event Text or Event Type

  • Forgive

    Forgive – Removes all antipassback restrictions from users

  • Forward

    Forward – Go forward a step

  • Full Screen

    Full Screen – View in full screen mode

  • Help

    Help – Launches Aliro help search function

  • Import Users

    Import Users – Import users by uploading a CSV file or download a template CSV file for user import

  • Language

    Language – Used to select language

  • Layouts

    Layouts – The Aliro workspace can be customised to your viewing preference. Its features generally allow you to view panel windows with multiple features simultaneously

  • Lock

    Lock – Allows the user to initiate the lock function

  • Manual Commands

    Manual Commands – Issues manual commands to selected areas

  • Move

    Move – Click this button, and click+drag any object on the drawing board. It allows you to Select / Move / Re-size an object in the site plan

  • Activity Multiview (Users / Areas / Site plans / Status)

    Activity Multiview (Users / Areas / Site plans / Status) – The dynamic Multiview tool allows you to view window panels of related features, as you focus on configuring a particular feature. For example, if you use the users multiview, you can simultaneously view panels for users, access groups, areas, doors and access schedules

  • Notifications

    Notifications – The Notifications feature allows you to configure the Aliro client to alert or inform you about events as they arise in the system

  • Open Door

    Open Door – Allows the use to remotely open a door

  • Overview

    Overview – The Overview page gives you a general view of the entire system. From here, you can navigate to use different Features, follow Guided Tasks, or view the System Status

  • Paste

    Paste – Paste

  • Pause

    Pause – Click Pause to temporarily freeze the display of new events in the live Event Log window. The button itself changes to a ‘Resume’ button when clicked

  • Polygonal

    Polygonal – Can be used to draw and define a polygonal shaped area

  • Rectangular area

    Rectangular area – Can be used to draw and define a rectangular shaped area in the site plan tool

  • Redo

    Redo – Redo action

  • Resume

    Resume – Click Resume, to continue displaying all live Event Logs generated since the pause. Note that this button is disabled for the ‘Report’ view mode

  • Save

    Save – Saves the changes made

  • Search

    Search – Search within Aliro

  • Settings

    Settings – Application settings and control

  • Take Photo

    Take Photo – Take a photo using a connected webcam

  • Undo

    Undo – Undo action

  • Unlocked

    Unlocked – Allows the user to unlock the function

  • Upload Image

    Upload Image – Uploads an image from local machine

  • User Place (Female)

    User Place (Female) – Female user place holder image

  • User Place (Male)

    User Place (Male) – Male user place holder image

  • User Preferences

    User Preferences – Set user preferences within Aliro

  • Start Webcam

    Start Webcam – Start a webcam connection

Access Features Icons

The Access features allow you to configure the main parameters required to build your access control system, like Hardware, Doors, Users, Access Schedules, etc. More information for specific features can be found below:

  • Users

    Users – A User is a person registered in your access control system. The user must be assigned a Role (These are functions that can be assigned to various users of the security system who have different rights and responsibilities.), depending on their security level in your system

  • Areas

    Areas – An Area is a space in your building, whose access is controlled by at least 1 Door and 1 Entry Reader

  • Doors

    Doors – A Door is a physically controlled entrance device that allows or denies access between areas. In access control, a door can represent not only a standard door, but also a gate, gateway, barrier etc.

  • Access Groups

    Access Groups – Access Groups are a way to specify access rights for doors and / or areas that may be applied to many users. Using access groups, you can update the access rights for multiple users at the same time

  • Access Schedules

    Access Schedules – Access Schedules are a set of time intervals that are used to specify when access is granted. They are often connected to different days of a calendar, and different timespans within a day

  • Site Planner

    Site Planner – The first step in creating a Site Plan is to graphically represent an area on your site, along with existing doors. Aliro provides you with graphic tools to do this on the Site Planner view

  • Roles

    Roles – Roles are functional designations. They can be assigned to various users of the security system, who have different rights and responsibilities

  • Hardware

    Hardware – An Access Point (AP) is the basic unit of the Aliro access control system. You must first configure the APs in your system, before creating doors, or performing any other access control operations

Monitoring Features Icons

These Aliro features allow you to monitor your system, by receiving detailed information about both Users and system events. It also allows you to configure certain system related settings.

  • Event Log

    Event Log – An important part of an access control system is to have an overview of area on your site what is happening in the facility. Aliro enables event monitoring (Event Log) in real-time, and/or search for events in a log. The settings for both repeated use options are done in a similar way by initially selecting Live or Report

  • Backup / Restore

    Backup / Restore – The Backup and Restore functionality allows you to manage the system database

  • System Settings

    System Settings – This feature allows viewing and editing of various settings that apply to the entire access control system

  • Monitor and Control

    Monitor and Control – The Monitor and Control feature allows you to monitor the Areas and Doors on your site. It is also possible to control them by executing specific Area Commands, and Door Commands

Templates Features Icons

These features provide templates with pre-defined values and configurations for Hardware, Doors and Cards. You can easily apply any of these templates to a hardware, door or card, and later customize them to your requirement.

  • Card Templates

    Card Templates – a Card Template is a way to visually design the information that is printed on cards, such as a user’s name, photo and company logo.

  • Door Templates

    Door Templates – a Door Template allows the user to prepare a door setup, with defined configuration for door details, readers, door contact, exit buttons, locks, door openers, security modes, and security exceptions. Once saved, you can apply a template to any newly created door and even customize the configuration as required. This unique feature makes it easy for a user to setup a standard door, and also ensures consistency in setup.

  • Hardware Templates

    Hardware Templates – a Hardware Template allows the user to prepare a hardware setup, with defined configuration for the access point, its inputs, outputs and relays. Once saved, you can apply a template to a newly created hardware device, and even customize it as required. This unique feature makes it easy for a user to setup a standard hardware device, and also ensures consistency in setup.

Event Log Icons

  • Access Denied

    Access Denied

  • Access Granted

    Access Granted

  • Device Comms

    Device Comms

  • Door

    Door

  • Input/Output

    Input/Output

  • Intrusion

    Intrusion

  • Manual Command

    Manual Command

  • System

    System

  • Tamper

    Tamper

Dialogue Type Icons

  • Error

    Error

  • Information

    Information

  • Question

    Question

  • Warning

    Warning