Nortek Control

History


SINCE 1967

History of
Innovation

Nortek Control has been leading the way in product innovation and technology solutions for over 50 years. The history of the company includes several acquisitions over the years in order to deliver a complete portfolio of products and solutions to customers around the world. See how we started and join us on our exciting journey.

Timeline

2017

2017

NSC and Core Brands (with flagship brand ELAN) merge and combines the two industry leaders’ innovation and resources to lead the smart home and security markets with a suite of connected solutions and business programs that create meaningful opportunities for dealers and distributors.

2017

2017

NSC and GTO re-integrate and bring Linear and Mighty Mule branded gate and garage door operators back under NSC’s offering.

2015

2015

Nortek Security & Control acquires mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) and telehealth business assets from privately held Numera, Inc.

2014

2014

Linear LLC changes it name to Nortek Security & Control LLC to better reflect our market leadership position in smart control, which is a result of 50+ years of innovation in the wireless security and control space.

2014

2014

Linear LLC wins Security Industry Association’s prestigious Best New Product Award for the Z-Wave Garage Door Controller at ISC West/Las Vegas.

2013

2013

Linear LLC acquires 2GIG, a leading provider of Home automation and Home security. The acquisition expands the opportunities for dealers and OEM customers in areas of smart home technology, integrated security and access control, and recurring monthly revenue (RMR).

2013

2013

Linear’s eMerge Essential Plus wins the EC&M 2013 Award in the Security Equipment and Systems category.

2013

2013

Linear announces the addition of Z-Wave products to its innovative line of wireless residential and commercial offerings.

2012

2012

Linear LLC wins the 2012 SIA Best in Residential & Monitoring Solutions New Product Showcase for the VMC1 [Video Security Intercom] at ISC West in Las Vegas.

2011

2011

Linear was honored for its industrial design acumen at CEDIA Expo 2011 when its DMC1 iPlay® Dock for Portable Devices – MP3 & CD player was presented with a Best AV Component Resi Award from Residential Systems Magazine.

2009

2009

Linear introduces its Encore Digital Audio Distribution System featuring award-winning DIGI-5 technology. The 4-source, 4-zone/room system can be expanded to 32 zones or rooms. Each room keypad contains a high-power, 80-watt, Class D digital amplifier for connection to stereo speakers. Distribution of 24-bit digital signals between the system hub and..Read More

2008

2008

Linear LLC, an innovator in home technology solutions for security, communications, and entertainment, announced that its new DX-COKIT Supervised Carbon Monoxide Detector Transmitter and Receiver Kit has received special recognition from the Security Industry Association (SIA) as the best new product in the Fire/Life Safety category. The award was made..Read More

2008

2008

Professional Builder magazine and the Reed Builder Group have named Linear’s HDMI-MX-4X4 4×4 Matrix as one of the 100 Best New Products for 2008. The HDMI-MX-4X4 is the flagship product in Linear’s new Whole-house High-definition Video Distribution line, which is designed to give home entertainment installers and dealers a new,..Read More

2007

2007

Linear LLC acquires Aigis Mechtronics. Aigis is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and manufactures and sells equipment, such as camera housings, into the closed-circuit television portion of the global security market.

2007

2007

Linear LLC acquires International Electronics, Inc. IEI is located in Canton, Massachusetts and designs and sells security and access-control components and systems for use in residential and light commercial applications.

2007

2007

Linear LLC acquires C.P. Allstar Corporation located in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Allstar is a manufacturer and distributor of residential gate operators, garage door openers, radio controls and accessory products for the garage door and fence industry.

2007

2007

Linear LLC wins the 2007 SIA New Product Achievement Award for the M&S System Brand DMC-10 [Structured Wire Intercom System] at the ISC Expo/West Las Vegas.

2007

2007

Linear LLC acquires LiteTouch, Inc. LiteTouch is located in Salt Lake City, UT, and provides lighting control and automation for residential lighting and commercial lighting projects.

2006

2006

Linear LLC acquires Gefen, Inc. Gefen is located in Woodland Hills, CA, and specializes in ADC, DVI, USB and VGA KVM extensions and switchers.

2006

2006

Linear LLC acquires Magenta Research, Ltd. Magenta is located in New Milford, CT and designs and sells products that distribute audio and video signals over Category 5 and fiber optic cable to multiple display screens.