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)
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.
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 Alarm.com. Xfinity Home leader Dan Herscovici reveals plans at ISC West 2017. (Julie Jacbson / CE Pro)
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.
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)
By Julie Jacobson · December 30, 2016 • Samsung, Nortek, Honeywell, Harman, SnapAV, Control4, AVAD, Somfy, Alarm.com, TiVo, B&W, Alarm.com and Icontrol were just some of the home-technology companies involved in mergers, acquisitions and investments in 2016. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Jason Knott · December 14, 2016 • After acquisition by Melrose Industries, Nortek security and home automation groups get common leadership under Mike O'Neal.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.