By CE Pro Editors · April 1, 2015 • Explore home automation solutions from companies including Control4, Crestron, ecovent and Honeywell Security that were recognized by the 2015 CEA Mark of Excellence awards.
By Jason Knott · December 16, 2014 • Linear is being rebranded as the Nortek Security & Control Group and will include the Linear and 2GIG brands, along with a new GoControl brand targeting DIY security installations.
By Julie Jacobson · November 26, 2014 • Shipments of Z-Wave vs. ZigBee chips will surprise you; news on Sigma 500 chipsets, Z-Wave Plus, IPv6 gateway, IMA for remote diagnostics, more.
By Julie Jacobson · November 14, 2014 • Did you know that Nortek's Linear security and home automation group has the only NASA-approved doorsets? Or that it has a crash-test dummy named Fred? I didn't.
By Julie Jacobson · November 12, 2014 • Twenty-three year leader of Nortek’s Linear subsidiary, including what would become Core Brands’ audio, video and home automation group, exhausts his bucket list.
By Julie Jacobson · August 5, 2014 • Nortek (NTK) spins Core Brands into separate segment for the first time, showing deep losses for the custom home automation and audio/video group. Elan promises new mainstream smart home solution at CEDIA 2014. Sean Burke is out.
By Julie Jacobson · April 17, 2014 • 2Gig by Linear introduces new GC3 self-contained security/home automation system with several future-proofing features including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB and user-swappable cell radios.
By Julie Jacobson · February 5, 2014 • Elan is soft-launching a new API and driver development tools for simplifying integration between home automation system and third-party subsystems; announces support for ONVIF CCTV standard.
By Julie Jacobson · December 27, 2013 • Launching with Lowe's Iris home automation in 2014, Linear’s GD00Z is first UL-compliant Z-Wave controller for garage-door openers. Debuts at CES 2014
By Julie Jacobson · December 26, 2013 • Check out the first recessed Z-Wave door sensor, the Piper video camera with a home automation hub built in from Black Sumac, the Kwikset Kevo door lock (not Z-Wave) of dubious value, a forthcoming Z-Wave smart bulb and more.
By Jason Knott · January 22, 2013 • Sharing a stand with Core Brands including Elan Home Systems at ISE 2013, Linear will launch Z-Wave home automation after acquiring certain assets of Advanced Control Technologies.
By Jason Knott · January 18, 2013 • Former SpeakerCraft owner and president Jeremy Burkhardt claims SpeakerCraft and parent Nortek Inc., are trying to enforce an illegal non-compete.
By Robert Archer · December 13, 2012 • Linear has announced the first products from its new eMerge e3 Series of access controls product line and according to the Carlsbad, Calif.-based manufacturer, the new products are designed to install quickly to provide property owners with easy to use and powerful security solutions.
By CE Pro Editors · August 27, 2012 • Linear LLC will incorporate all of RF transmitter/receiver manufacturer Secure Wireless Inc.'s operations into its own in second half of 2012.
By Robert Archer · July 27, 2012 • Linear's BBU device is an easy-to-use accessory that installers can use to provide battery backup to their garage door openers in the event of a power failure.