Nortek

History


SINCE 1967

History of
Innovation

Nortek Control is a driving force of product innovation and solutions for customers throughout the world. For over 50 years, we have developed new technologies and have received countless achievements in the industries we represent, including security, control, power/AV, access, analytics/AI, and health and wellness. Throughout our rich history is supported by our success in acquiring top-tier security technology and home electronics companies, producing award-winning wireless security product designs, and offering businesses and end-customers impeccable service. Nortek Control has more than 5 million commercial, residential, and personal systems deployed and more than 25 million connected wireless devices.


TECHNOLOGY LEADER

Engineering
Solutions

Engineering excellence is in our DNA. Nortek Control has been a leader in product manufacturing for decades and has added brands and solutions to its successful portfolio by continuing to engineer solutions that enhance the lives of consumers. From the world’s first wireless garage door opener, to voice-guided systems, to stylish touchscreen controls, Nortek Control is at the forefront of the Smart Home industry. Nortek Control is pushing the boundaries of technology to create a safer, smarter and more connected world


A LEADER FOR DECADES

Backed by
Intelligence

Today, Nortek Control has the unique ability to impact the marketplace through advanced analytics, leading technology and proven product integration. Advanced analytics give us the added brain power to deliver insightful solutions to you. We have integrated a layer of smart analytics in a variety of our products, from 2GIG, to ELAN to Linear — our products are backed with trusted intelligence. Since we opened our doors years ago, to where we are now, we are proud to share our impressive history.

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Timeline of key events in the
history of Nortek Security & Control

Timeline

1979
July 6

1979

Linear installs the “Dyna-Pert” automatic circuit board assembly system in Inglewood, California production facility. Each machine electrically tests each component before automatic insertion into the printed circuit board assembly.
July 6

1979

Linear acquires A.E. Moore Company, a well known manufacturer of garage door operators. The company was re-named Moore-O-Matic (MOM).
1978
July 6

1978

Linear acquires Colorado Electro Optics (CEO) as a wholly owned subsidiary of Linear Corporation. CEO is located in Boulder, Colorado and is a pioneer in manufacturing passive infrared sensors for motion detection in security systems and light controllers.
1977
July 6

1977

Linear purchases Colorado Electro Optics (CEO). CEO was the foremost development group for the passive infrared detector.
1976
July 6

1976

Linear introduces its Standard Digital format that greatly reduces false alarm potential and allows the installer to customize the device code.
1968
July 6

1968

Linear introduces the first RF link to the security industry.
1962
July 6

1962

Linear Corporation introduces its first transmitter/receiver link for use in the automatic garage door industry.