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Nortek Control unveils the new 2GIG EDGE Security and Automation Panel

Nortek Control unveils the new 2GIG EDGE Security and Automation Panel New panel is packed with “industry firsts,” including face recognition touchless disarm

Nortek Control unveils the 2GIG EDGE Security and Automation Panel

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Nortek Control launched its 2GIG EDGE Security and Automation Panel today, packed with artificial intelligence (AI) and edge analytics, secure face recognition touchless disarm and compatibility with live feed of ONVIF cameras to the 2GIG EDGE panel.

Nortek Control President and CEO Christopher Larocca told Security Systems News during a sneak peak of the new panel that the 2GIG EDGE panel is going to revolutionize the pro-install security market.

“We believe that our EDGE panel will be, by far, the most innovative security panel in the industry,” Larocca told SSN. “Embedded with AI, analytics, facial recognition, ONVIF compatibility and interoperability – we really believe this is going to be disruptive product and it is something we are extremely excited about. We have tied in a complete rebranding of the company that we commenced the middle of last year, so you will continue to see a lot of the branding, product and company positioning around technology and innovation and this new panel ties right into that.”

Engineered using edge analytics and with technology built right into the panel ensures homeowner’s biometric data stays secure by saving it only on the panel. Once homeowner data is deleted, it is deleted forever.

Another industry first, Nortek pointed out, is compatibility with live feed of ONVIF cameras to the 2GIG EDGE panel. This allows homeowners to use existing ONVIF devices for their surveillance needs; all built on a foundation of security and data privacy. Upgraded with a new intuitive user interface in an exceptionally powerful and secure platform, the 2GIG EDGE panel not only supports encrypted sensors and devices but now provides the most secure way to disarm a system with hands-free convenience -- no phones to carry or codes to remember.

A Culture of Innovation

Since taking over as CEO a little over a year ago, Larocca said he really wanted to keep the culture and focus on innovation at Nortek, as the company created a Chief Technology Office and hired a CTO last January, who has been charged with “driving innovation through the company,” said Larocca. This new panel is born out of that innovation, he added.

“From my experience running companies before coming to Nortek, we have always found success when we are able to differentiate in the market through technology or innovation,” Larocca explained. “This is one of the noteworthy launches for Nortek Control in quite some time and the reason being is we’ve got a lot of the AI that is germane to Nortek via an acquisition that was made several years ago, and we are taking all of that intelligence, all of that analytics and AI and embedding it into as many products as possible.”

Sleek Design

The 2GIG EDGE Security and Automation Panel is housed in a modern, sleek design that is 50 percent thinner and offers a higher resolution edge-to-edge glass screen that eliminates plastic bezels, is five times brighter and twice as large. Other upgrades include dual microphones with noise and echo cancellation and front firing speakers that enable two-way voice communication for best-in-class audio quality. Additional features include a built-in radio and wi-fi communications, camera and glass break sensor.  And, its 1.6 Gigahertz (GHz) quad-core processor combined with its built-in edge analytics make it one of the fastest panels on the market and four times faster and more powerful than previous generation 2GIG panels.

“Our 2GIG EDGE panel is born from security and not built from a tablet design. It provides the elevated capabilities consumers expect while delivering the most secure experience consumers have been wanting,” said Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at Engineered Nortek Control Bruce Mungiguerra. “With advanced edge analytics and face recognition touchless disarm, a first in the industry, our panel surpasses the IQ of any other smart home security panel on the market today. We know this is a game-changer positioned to take considerable market share evidenced by the enormous distributor and dealer demand from our pre-launch programs, of which over seventy percent of dealers are new-to-brand.”

He continued, “As the most reliable and most secure panel on the market, the 2GIG EDGE panel is destined as the industry’s go-to install enabling dealers and integrators to showcase the added value of what a professionally-installed system can offer.”


Nortek Control developed the 2GIG EDGE Security and Automation Panel to be the center of today’s smart home making it compatible with a broad array of home technologies and products. The panel allows users to seamlessly connect to cameras, doorbell cameras and directly view video in real time from up to eight different camera feeds. Further increasing security and data privacy, encrypted sensors and devices help eliminate system hacks and prevent account take-overs.

Plus, integrators are able to customize the panel to a homeowner’s personal needs with controls, rules, scenes, notifications and Smart Areas zone partitioning. All this, plus the simple set-up and the rock-solid reliability that the 2GIG brand is known for, enables dealers to maximize productivity and sell a more compelling, complete solution that also opens the door for future smart home automation up-sell opportunities. 

“The design of the 2GIG EDGE Security and Automation Panel brings together the best of Nortek Control intelligent AI, advanced home automation, audio, wireless and security technologies,” said Quinto Petrucci, Vice President of Product Management for the Nortek Control 2GIG brand. “The features these technologies enable culminate in layers and layers of value to homeowners while giving dealers and integrators a competitive advantage in selling the evolution of home automation and security. It is truly a next-generation platform that can scale and expand to meet future needs. We know that face recognition is a convenient plus, and to ensure consumers are extremely confident with this feature, the design of the 2GIG EDGE panel takes privacy protection to the next level. By processing analytics on the edge, sensitive biometric data is never sent over the internet. And, the integration of anti-spoofing technology ensures only the real live person can disarm the system.”

These advanced technologies and features earned the 2GIG EDGE Security Panel the coveted CTA 2021 Security and Surveillance Product of the Year Mark of Excellence Award. The panel has also gone through rigorous beta testing with integrators and users, the largest beta program ever undertaken at Nortek Control, who had the following review comments:

  • “I can’t believe how fast this thing is. It’s the fastest communicator we have ever seen.”
  • “Video on panel is my favorite feature --seeing all the cameras on the keypad is great.”
  • “The responsiveness and small size of the panel are my favorite features.”
  • “Face recognition, it has the cool factor and is fast to respond.”

Technical training and sales training are being offered every day now through April. To learn more about the daily dealer training schedule, visit


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