|[April 03, 2014]
Linear, a Nortek Company, Maker of #1 Installed Home Control Platform, Showcases Smart Control - IoT Tech at ISC West
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
Linear LLC, a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTK), today presents a
range of next generation smart control and Internet of Things (IoT)
technologies in their booth at ISC West.
Linear is the access control, health and wellness and security solutions
business of Nortek's Technology Solutions (News - Alert) group, with an installed base
of more than 1.5 million 2GIG® Go!Control® home
control platforms in the market today. Linear will be unveiling a next
generation view of Go!Control® (GC3™), plus its state of the
art IRIS®-compatible Z-Wave Garage Door Controller, as well
as other smart products in the security, access and health and wellness
"With well over 1.5 million system installations in the market, our
Go!Control® home control platform is a powerful, proven
market leader and a strategic technology foundation for continued
leadership and expansion in one of the hottest tech sectors today" said
Duane Paulson, senior vice president of product and market development
at Linear. "Our home control leadership along with our position at the
heart of Nortek's Technology Solution Group's smart products portfolio,
afford a unique opportunity to attach one of the widest range of
products to our current and future installed base."
"2GIG® has been a leading home control platform in the
security industry, the leading channel for smart home controls, for a
number of years," said Tom Kerber, Director of Research at Parks
Associates. "It is no surprise that the 2GiG® install base is
the largest of any smart home platform."
Since Nortek's acquisition of 2GIG Technologies in early 2013 and its
subsequent integration with Linear's business, Linea has realigned its
market strategy, building on a foundation of residential security and
access monitoring, combining a unique breadth of Z-Wave, IoT, and other
smart control solutions, targeting wide market sectors and consumer
applications. In addition, the recent announcement that Linear will
supply Lowe's® with an IRIS-branded Z-Wave garage door
controller further highlights Linear's strategic focus on delivery of
more automation and control products to match market needs for the DIY
and retail channels.
The businesses in Nortek's Technology Solutions Group complement
Linear's market leadership with one of the largest portfolios of branded
vertical "attach-oriented" product lines in the home automation sector.
This portfolio is ideal for upsell and cross-sell bundling with its
control platforms - both 2GIG® Go!Control®, as
well as the Elan® g!(tm) system, which is designed
for higher-end home media system and automation control.
"Driving connectivity across our broad portfolio of smart home product
brands with our control and automation platforms like 2GIG®,
delivers more compelling, competitive, and profitable assortments to our
distribution partners and a more flexible, higher value offering to our
users," said Rob Halligan, vice president of strategy and marketing for
Nortek's Technology Solutions Group.
For more information, please visit www.linearcorp.com,
Linear can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (News - Alert).
Contact: Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080
About Linear LLC
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Linear LLC is an innovator in
the health and wellness, security and access control markets. Since
1961, the company has designed and manufactured more than 2,500 products
for residential and commercial use. Today, Linear is focused on wired
and wireless technology serving the access control, security and
connected business and home needs of its dealers, customers and OEM
partners. The Go!Control home management system and a growing range of
Z-Wave automation, commercial entry and wellness products position
Linear as a competitor in multiple growth industries for the long-term
Linear is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK) a global,
diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad
capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products
and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please
for more information.
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the Linear logo, 2GIG, Go!Control, Elan g!, Elan, amongst others are
trademarks of Linear LLC or its affiliate companies in the United States
and/or other countries. Trademarks of other companies are also in
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