Nortek Security & Control announced the expansion of its manufacturing capacity by 25 percent Nortek Security & Control, a provider of security, smart home, and wellness technology, announced new executive staff additions and role changes to better position itself for continued growth, deliver faster product time to market, fuel more innovation, and serve a growing customer base. Additionally, Nortek Security & Control will be expanding its manufacturing capacity by 25 percent. Executive leadership team additions and changes Dan Geiger has joined Nortek Security & Control as Senior Vice President of Sales. Geiger brings 30 years of alarm industry experience, most recently as a senior executive at iControl Networks, a cloud-based service provider. At iControl, Dan built and grew the sales organisation. Prior to iControl, Geiger led ADT’s national strategic partnerships and the industry’s largest dealer program. Geiger will lead Nortek Security & Control’s dealer and distribution sales channels as well as recruit new market entrants. Robert Beliles has joined as Senior Vice President, Product Management and Marketing. With IT and Building Systems experience, Beliles served in executive roles with Tyco, Hewlett Packard, and Cisco Systems. Focused on Internet of Things development and marketing strategies, he is heavily involved in converged systems used by global service providers, enterprises, and commercial operations. Beliles is a frequent speaker and author in both the IT and Security industries and holds several patents. “Dan and Robert bring more cloud-based services and IoT technology insight to the Nortek Security & Control’s executive management team” “Dan and Robert bring more cloud-based services and IoT technology insight to the Nortek Security & Control’s executive management team,” said Mike O’Neal, President of Nortek Security & Control. Duane Paulson assumed the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Strategic Development. “Our partners are essential to our growth whether they are dealers, ecosystem providers, or service companies. This role ensures our partners get the support they need,” said O’Neal. “With the enhanced team and new structure, we are strategically positioned to take our business to the next level.” Manufacturing capacity expansion Nortek Security & Control announced the expansion of its ISO 9001:2008-compliant manufacturing capacity by 25 percent. As part of Nortek Security & Control’s strategy, the company designs and manufactures products under its family of brands (2GIG, Linear, GoControl and Numera), as well as provides OEM and ODM contract manufacturing services for branded and private labelled security and home automation products. O’Neal concluded his remarks by observing, “We are expanding our manufacturing capacity to better serve our customers in growing market environments, which include smart home technology and the Internet of Things.”
2GIG GC3 all-in-one touchscreen panel provides home security, manages up to 232 smart home devices CES 2016 - Sands Booth #70936 - Nortek Security & Control LLC, a Nortek Company and leader in the security and home control markets, recently announced the highly anticipated, next generation 2GIG® GC3 all-in-one home security and automation panel will roll out to dealers in February 2016. 7" all-in-one touchscreen panel features With over 2.6 million panels installed in the U.S. to date, 2GIG is again set to forever change the home security and automation landscape with the new GC3. The 2GIG GC3 is a highly intuitive 7" all-in-one security and home control touchscreen panel that provides home security, manages up to 232 smart home devices, features robust zone and user customisation options, affords mobile security and safety alerts, and brings unprecedented update capabilities that allow dealers to manage their customers' systems easily and efficiently. "2GIG changed the alarm industry model by making it dramatically easier to add home automation and control features to security systems," said Duane Paulson, senior vice president, Nortek Security & Control. "2GIG is at the forefront of driving the rapidly evolving security and home control market and the new 2GIG GC3 is the fruition of extensive research, beta testing, design engineering, and experience proven over millions of installations to deliver the premier all-in-one security and smart home solution in the industry, which is now poised to change the market again." Monitored security and smart home control The GC3 panel offers the state-of-the-art connectivity that security dealers need to start building a smart home system for their customers, including: 3G and CDMA Cellular modules, integrated Z-Wave 500 Series, and more. The GC3 combines monitored security and smart home control to give 2GIG dealers an easily installable and completely scalable solution. GC3 can manage up to 100 users and control up to 100 wireless zones, two hard-wired zones, and 32 key fobs with scene support. The GC3 will be Z-Wave Plus certified and able to act as a smart home hub to support up to 232 connected Z-Wave devices. This provides dealers an extensive opportunity for selling attachment smart home products including GoControl® thermostats, light bulbs, light switches, alongside other popular Z-Wave devices such as door locks for maximum smart home capabilities. 2GIG changed the alarm industry model by making it dramatically easier to add home automation and control features to security systems Paulson stated, "Nortek Security & Control has been a key player in driving the smart home market opportunity and growth for security dealers, and GC3 is designed to help continue this momentum. We are offering greater smart home products breadth to be packaged with a 2GIG system and RMR, pre-sale or upsold at the time of installation, for an expansive security and automation ecosystem that easily provides extra margin and business opportunities to our dealers." Designed for intuitive user control The thinnest panel on the market today, the GC3 is a sleek 7" capacitive touchscreen with a new GUI designed for intuitive user control. The completely redesigned GUI makes the 2GIG GC3 30% faster to install than previous iterations and is engineered to effortlessly replace existing panels. State-of -the art programming architecture enables faster more efficient and flexible customisation. For example, single screen zone programming makes it easy to add devices. New "Rooms" and "Bookmark" custom features allow either dealers or users to group frequently used smart home controls on to one screen for quick access. The "Bookmark" button feature specifically allows the user to create a customised default home screen for the particular room. Dealer contact information can now be displayed on the panel so the customer can send with a single call button a request for support or even upgrades. The highly-anticipated GC3 touchscreen panel is packed with best-of industry features and includes a new patent-pending resonant audio chamber design to allow for the clearest two-way voice communication, 24-hour battery back-up and 5-day weather forecasts and alerts. Mobile alerts allow homeowners to act quickly whether responding to a home security or fire alarm, a safety alert such as smoke or CO2 detection, motion sensing, home entry from a door lock, or any number of other notifications. The new 7" touchscreen is incredibly intuitive, with user friendly features that are going to appeal to customers Easy-to-use The GC3 panel was built with modularity and future-proofing in mind. Using a patent-pending CellSled design, the GC3 was architected with a dealer-lockable slot on the side of the touchscreen panel that allows users or dealers to pop out the old radio and upgrade to new technology. This design is extremely easy-to-use and requires no special tools to operate. The panel can receive updates over-the-air (OTA) via cellular connection or a USB port on the top of the panel also allows the system to expand features and deliver software updates onsite. The new 2GIG GC3 will become the flagship of the 2GIG line and will complement the current 2GIG GC2 panel as a premium 2GIG solution. In parallel, the current 2GIG GC2 panel is being upgraded to the new 1.14 software platform, which expands compatibility with more devices on the market such as the 2GIG Bypass Sensor and new 2GIG Tilt Sensor, while increasing the GC2 system to 60 zones and 64-users as well as adding Z-Wave device-to-device association. "I'm a tremendous fan of 2GIG and was grateful for the opportunity to beta test the new GC3 panel in my own home," said Steve Hammer, Operations Manager for Vector's Dealer Division. "The new 7" touchscreen is incredibly intuitive, with user friendly features that are going to appeal to customers. With all of the new programming upgrades, custom user features and ability to add an extensive array of home automation devices, I'm excited for the Vector branches and Dealers to offer the new GC3 security and automation panel." 2GIG 2016 roadshow 2GIG GC2 with the 1.14 update and new 2GIG GC3 represent the most significant and transformative upgrade to the 2GIG system to date. "Security systems are a natural gateway to the smart home and the 2GIG GC3 gives security dealers an elegant, easy to install control solution with nearly unlimited attachment sales opportunities," Paulson said. "The 2GIG 2016 Roadshow kicks-off on February 9th and will tour top U.S. markets to provide dealer training, sales and marketing tools."
Linear LLC, a Nortek company and a leader in the security and home control markets, will show a preview of its newest Z-Wave product, the Z-Wave Dimmable LED Light Bulb at CES Unveiled New York. The instant-on, screw-in bulb provides soft-white illumination equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent bulb and provides one of the simplest and most affordable intelligent lighting solutions available, from the world's largest manufacturer of Z-Wave products - according to the Z-Wave Alliance. The new smart bulb is remotely controllable from any Z-Wave hub or controller, consumes only nine watts of energy, and has an estimated lifespan of 25,000 hours. The soft white LED light bulb is dimmable to 100 levels and offers a practical lighting solution for DIY and professional installers who want to bring intelligent lighting anywhere a light socket exists. Just like with other Z-Wave lighting solutions, Linear LED smart bulb users can program lifestyle scenes and trigger the bulb on or off when other events or associated devices are activated. This new product also acts as a repeater to strengthen the Z-Wave mesh network. "Our Z-Wave Dimmable LED Bulb clears a major roadblock for lighting control adoption, the need to install high voltage switches," said Linear senior vice president of product and market development, Duane Paulson. "The smart bulb is the easiest Z-Wave lighting control solution to install, operate and manage, it has the smoothest dimming feature on the market today, and it offers practical applications in nearly every room in a home." In addition to the smart bulb, Linear manufactures a wide array of other Z-Wave enabled home control products, including: three-way and regular light switches, thermostats, doorbells, key fobs, door/window contacts, dimmer modules and wall outlets; all of which will be on display at CES Unveiled. Linear will also showcase its UL-certified Z-Wave Garage Door Operator Remote Controller, which has been widely adopted through popular platforms such as Lowe's Iris, Nexia, Staples Connect and more. Paulson continued, "With our full line of security, access control and lighting solutions, customers can now build a fully-integrated home control system using Linear products." Linear's 2GIG home control platform serves the needs of more homeowners than any other installed home control platform in the world. Linear and their parent Nortek have global reach, which includes distribution and market share in every continent across a range of channels, supported by smart-tech development and manufacturing centres across Asia, North America and Europe. Linear will continue to develop innovation in integrated systems and IoT connected products, state-of-the-art product ID design and high volume manufacturing.
Linear LLC, a leader in residential and commercial access control, health and wellness, home automation and security solutions, announced recently that it has begun shipping the QUADStor™ NVR 400 Series Network Video Recorders, the cornerstone of Linear's IP video ecosystem. The embedded-browser based NVRs are simple to install, cost-effective to manage and allow users to integrate, capture, and store video data, and then retrieve and view the video images remotely with the QUADView™ NVR mobile app or locally with a connected display monitor. Built for speed and ease-of-use, this embedded NVR is a cost-effective choice for your video surveillance and security needs. A consistent user interface between the native on-screen display from the NVR output and remote browser make the QUADStor NVR 400's setup and management simple and stress-free. Available with 2 to 8 terabytes of storage and support for up to 16 cameras, the NVR boasts easy-to-upgrade Audio/Video (AV) class Hard Disk Drives (HDD). Streamlined for efficiency, QUADStor NVRs can be assigned a unique domain name (DDNS) to replace the IP address for easier mapping, with support for 2-, 3- and 5-megapixel IP cameras from Linear. The NVR can be programmed for motion detection or constant recording at different resolutions, and has a full 1080p high-definition display output via HDMI or VGA. QUADStor NVRs conveniently support two independent networks, allowing IP cameras to be isolated on their own network to reduce bandwidth demands on the corporate LAN. "Surveillance is essential to practically every security installation, so we wanted to make video integration and management as simple as possible," said Duane Paulson, senior vice president of product and market development. "Dealers will appreciate how easy the NVR 400 Series is to install and configure, and once setup, customers can manage cameras and recorded video immediately, with virtually no learning curve." The QUADView NVR app provides remote access to any Linear IP camera connected to QUADStor units. Users can view up to four cameras simultaneously and watch live video and recorded events from either an H.264 or MJPEG video stream. The QUADView app can be downloaded for free from the Apple®App StoreSM and Google Play™ store and also features: low-res or high-res video streaming (bandwidth- and processor-dependent), video playback control capability, PTZ camera controls (preset, cruise), plus still image and video clip downloading. Paulson continued, "Beyond simplicity, QUADStor offers low total-cost-of-ownership, flexible integration options and streamlined maintenance, plus it's future-facing with easy upgrade capabilities."