Best of DIY and Pro: UL-Listed Security Hub with SmartThings Inside, Monitored by ADT, Built on 2GIG

By Julie Jacobson · October 2, 2017 • Best Buy to sell new 2GIG-based security panel with Samsung SmartThings home-automation hub inside, including ZigBee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, security-sensor, and cellular radios. Presumably UL-listed for fire and life safety, with no-contract monitoring by ADT. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CE Pro 100 Names Top Structured Wiring Brands

By Robert Archer · June 8, 2017 • The structured wiring category sees Wirepath (SnapAV) and Legrand coming in at the front. Leviton picks up some dealer share to come in third. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.

Comcast to Compete Head-On with, Offering Dealers ‘Aggressive’ Pricing

By Julie Jacobson · May 23, 2017 • Comcast/Xfinity will be “quite aggressive” in pricing its wholesale security and home automation service for independent dealers, competing with Xfinity Home leader Dan Herscovici reveals plans at ISC West 2017. (Julie Jacbson / CE Pro)

The Future of Comcast’s Xfinity Home: Security and IoT after Icontrol Acquisition

By Julie Jacobson · April 5, 2017 • Xfinity Home leader Dan Herscovici to discuss Comcast’s strategy for security and home automation at ISC West 2017, plus life after the Icontrol acquisition.

Making Dumb Things Smart: 8 Very Interesting Non-Invasive Problem Solvers at CES 2017

By Julie Jacobson · January 5, 2017 • CES 2017: Devices that automate your dumb shades, tiny robots that press buttons, motors that turn knobs … and other non-invasive solutions for making dumb things smart. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Top 2016 Mergers & Acquisitions in Home Automation, A/V, IoT, Security, Networking

By Julie Jacobson · December 30, 2016 • Samsung, Nortek, Honeywell, Harman, SnapAV, Control4, AVAD, Somfy,, TiVo, B&W, and Icontrol were just some of the home-technology companies involved in mergers, acquisitions and investments in 2016. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Core Brands Cozies up to Nortek Security & Control Under Mike O’Neal

By Jason Knott · December 14, 2016 • After acquisition by Melrose Industries, Nortek security and home automation groups get common leadership under Mike O'Neal.

Nortek’s Core Brands: ‘Business As Usual’ Following Buyout

By Jason Knott · August 29, 2016 • Nortek's Core Brands’ president Joe Roberts expects strong investment by new owners Melrose Industries. Company portal now accounts for 60% of purchases. Big CEDIA plans in place.

Nortek Sales Dip in Q2 of Fiscal 2016

By CE Pro Editors · August 10, 2016 • Nortek releases its first financial report since being acquired by investment firm Melrose Industries in July 2016. Net sales decreased 2.7 percent year over year to $685.1 million.

Z-Wave Home Automation Leader Nortek Gets into ZigBee Biz to Court Utilities, MSOs

By Julie Jacobson · July 29, 2016 • One of the largest worldwide providers of Z-Wave devices, Nortek Security & Control plans to launch ZigBee products for the first time to grab MSO and utility business. (Julie Jacobson)

Nortek Being Acquired by Investment Firm Melrose Industries, to be Packaged for Resale

By Julie Jacobson · July 6, 2016 • UK-based Melrose Industries, Plc, likes to “buy, improve, sell” manufacturing companies within two to three years. Nortek makes residential products including ventilation, security, home automation, audio/video under brands such as Broan, Nutone, Core Brands and 2Gig. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Lennar Community Goes Standard with Z-Wave-based Controls

By Jason Knott · June 15, 2016 • Homebuilder Lennar offers as standard amenities equipment from Schlage, Ring, UTC, Nortek and Leviton, plus solar panels in new 144-home community in Orlando.

Nortek Acquires Next-Gen Voice Recognition Platform Nuiku

By CE Pro Editors · May 24, 2016 • Nuiku is a natural language processing platform that facilitates sophisticated voice control across home automation and other applications.

Nortek Reports Positive Net Income, Decrease in A/V Sales in Q1 2016

By Rodney Bosch · May 16, 2016 • Nortek reports first quarter net income of $2.6 million after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

Nortek Buys 25% Stake in MiOS

By Jason Knott · April 8, 2016 • Transference of technology between mature MiOS platform and various Nortek brands will enable branded apps to hit the market quickly and speed up the delivery of the ultimate 'interface-less' connected home.

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