Gallagher Command Centre provides the following REST APIs. The APIs provide a set of HTTP functions which developers can use to query the Command Centre database, allowing a site to quickly and cost effectively integrate third party systems to Command Centre.

Inbound Events REST API

This API can be used to:

  • Generate external alarms and events into Command Centre from third party systems such as; Asset Management, Incident Management and Building Automation
  • Generate alarms, view alarm instructions, provide alarm indications on site plans and generate notifications within Command Centre as these third party alarms are generated
  • Run reports to receive a full audit trail of both Gallagher events and those from third party systems

Events and Alarms REST API

This API allows a caller to:

  • Retrieve historical events and alarms from the Command Centre database
  • Monitor for live events and alarms as they are logged within the Command Centre database
  • Acknowledge, process, and add notes to alarms
  • Retrieve only the events that are relevant via filters. These filters are Event Group, Event Type, Event Source, Cardholder, Date and Time, and Division

Customers can use this API to:

  • Interface with big data analytic engines where Command Centre is one of the data sources contributing to the analytics
  • Interface with billing systems for students travelling on buses

Cardholder REST API

This API supports the majority of Cardholder fields.

  • Synchronize employee data between the HR system and Command Centre
  • Send Cardholder data to a meeting room hire app, when a credential is presented at the meeting room door
  • Synchronize authorized Cardholders with a key safe system
  • Synchronize Command Centre with an incident management application


This API allows third party systems to obtain the current status of items in Command Centre.

  • Overlay door status into a camera view on a video system
  • Display live fence voltages on a security dashboard
  • Providing floor zone counts to a BMS application to efficiently monitor power

Overrides REST API

This API allows third party systems to override specific items in Command Centre.

  • Provide ability to open a door from a video management platform
  • Trigger an open door override from an intercom or phone system
  • Escalate a high voltage override of an alarm zone based on triggers from a separate system
  • Trigger a macro to perform any number of overrides within Command Centre
  • Perform a lockdown from a third party emergency system
  • Interface with networked print queue management software, to log Cardholders onto a specific printer and retrieve print jobs using a Gallagher credential
  • Send specific alarms to IP phones
  • Send critical alarms to a police dispatch system


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