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Nortek takes new approach

January 6, 2015Amy Canfield

LAS VEGAS—Nortek Security has acquired a number of companies over the years, including Linear and 2GIG. As a holding company, Nortek mostly allowed those companies to do business as they saw fit. Until now. Nortek's got a new plan in play. Nortek “is very serious about growing our identity and resources” and that means taking a more active role in promoting sharing among its vertical companies, Avi Rosenthal, VP of security and control, told Security Systems News. All...

2015, 2GIG, Avi Rosenthal, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), GO!Control, Linear, Nortek

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General News

Video in the home goes mainstream

September 2, 2014Kenneth Z. Chutchian

In the second decade of the 21st century, home security is no longer just about catching bad guys. Industry experts say lifestyle choices, technological savvy, generational perspectives on privacy, and affordability are the forces driving a dramatic increase in the demand for video options in home security systems.“Whether it's consumer driven or industry driven through advertising, it's clear that the residential market is evolving into a reclassification of what is the service we ought to..., Avi Rosenthal, BCI Technologies, Honeywell, Jay Kenny, Linear, Mike Hackett, Physical Security, Qolsys, Residential Security, Rob Puric, Sean O'Keefe, Security Partners, steve firestone, video verification

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Also Noted

Linear's garage door opener wins recognition at ESX

June 27, 2014SSN Staff

CARLSBAD, Calif.— Linear's GD00Z Z-Wave Garage Door Controller has won the ESX Maximum Impact Award for Best Access Control/ID System for Gate/Door Operators, the company announced June 26. Linear, a security and home automation, access control manufacturer, said in a news release that the GD00Z integrates one of the most frequently used entry points of a house—the garage door—into a wireless home control system. GD00Z allows for the remote operation and open/close status...

Access Control, Award, Electronic Security Expo (ESX), GD00Z Z-Wave Garage Door Controller, Linear, Michael O'Neal

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Vivint launches own panel, own platform in new solution

June 10, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

PROVO, Utah—Vivint today launched Vivint Sky, a new cloud-based smart home solution featuring the company's own control panel and software. The company anticipates a gradual migration of its more than 800,000 subscribers over to Vivint Sky from the 2GIG Go!Control panel and the software that they currently use.Vivint Sky––and the wireless Internet service that Vivint is currently offering on a trial basis in Utah—are all part of Vivint's plan to create its own ecosystem...

2GIG,, Jeremy Warren, Linear, Nortek, Todd Pedersen, Vivint, Vivint Sky, Vivint SkyControl

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Online damage control for security dealers

December 18, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

CARLSBAD, Calif.—If an unhappy customer posts a negative review of your security company online, you ignore it at your peril, according to a recent webinar on how to perform online damage control and also generate positive comments on your company.“One of the things to understand is that these are timeless; these reviews live forever,” said Nicholas Brown, who led the webinar sponsored by Linear, a security solutions provider based here. “So, having your say in those and being...

Caster Communications, Linear, Nicholas Brown, online ratings

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Linear PERS transmitters recalled

December 10, 2013SSN Staff

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Linear is recalling some PERS transmitters after a report that one transmitter failed to operate, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced this week. The transmitters' battery clips can corrode, leaving the device inoperable without warning, according to a news release. No injuries have been reported. Models DXS-LRC, DXS-LRC-LA, DXS-LRP and DXS-LRW, manufactured between June and July 2013, with the date codes 1306, 1307 and 1329 are included in the recall. The...

Consumer Product Safety Commission, Linear, Personal Emergency Response System (PERS), recall

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Linear promotes company veteran

November 20, 2013SSN Staff

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Linear has promoted 15-year company veteran Kevin Ward to product line manager for garage door openers, gate openers and telephone entry systems, the company announced Nov. 20. Previously engineering manager at Linear's Grand Rapids, Mich. location, Ward is now overseeing reinstatement of the company's gate operator technical training school. “Kevin's appointment as product line manager for door, gate and telephone entry systems comes at a critical time because of our...

Duane Paulson, Kevin Ward, Linear

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Telguard HomeControl now available for dealers

November 7, 2013SSN Staff

ATLANTA—Telguard's HomeControl for Go!Control panels is now available to dealers, Telguard and 2GIG announced Nov. 7. The automation system allows users to remotely arm and disarm security systems, and includes Z-Wave and integrated video surveillance. HomeControl can be connected to all of the Go!Control panel's events, such as motion detectors or door sensors, according to the release. “Security dealers were asking for options for interactive services with our 2GIG by Linear Go!Control...

2GIG, Duane Paulson, GO!Control, Linear, Telguard HomeControl

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On The Editor's Desk

Linear execs: 2GIG still innovating

August 21, 2013Martha Entwistle

2GIG is still innovating. That's the message I got yesterday from a briefing with Bruce Ehlers, SVP engineering for Linear, and Mike O'Neal, Linear president. It's also working with some providers it did not work with previously. The 2GIG panel has historically worked with software. Ehlers and O'Neal emphasized that it still works with, but it now also will work with iControl, Telular and Uplink. "We are not walking away from We have a strong relationship with

2GIG, Bruce Ehlers, Linear, Mike O'Neal, Nortek, Vivint

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Nortek to buy 2GIG for $135m

February 14, 2013Martha Entwistle

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Nortek, parent company of Linear, announced this morning that it will acquire 2GIG Technologies for $135 million. 2GIG, known for its Go!Control system, is a manufacturer of security and home automation equipment. The company was launched in 2009 by two former Honeywell employees. Nortek's Linear business helped develop the 2GIG Go!Control product. Linear was in the news a couple of weeks ago when it purchased a line of Z-Wave-enabled products. “Our partnership...

2GIG, Blackstone, Duane Paulson, Lance Dean, Linear, Mike O'Neal, Nortek, Todd Santiago, Vivint

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