Linear LLC is receiving a new identity. Linear’s parent company, Nortek, announced today that is has renamed the 50-year-old company to Nortek Security & Control. Linear will remain as a brand of Nortek Security & Control, along with the newly-acquired 2GIG and GoControl.
“Nortek’s Linear business has been transformed during the past few years, as we have become a market leader not only in the security industry but the broader home control and automation sector, as well,” said Nortek President and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Clarke. “Linear’s legacy includes 50 years as a pioneer in the wireless access control market and industry-leading capabilities in the design, engineering and manufacturing of sensors and connected devices. Our 2013 acquisition of 2GIG Technologies accentuated these strengths by bringing us more brands and capabilities, as well as complete solutions for the broader home automation space.”
Linear product lines also include OpenHouse, M&S Systems, ChannelPlus, AirVac and Allstar – all available through Home Controls – as well as OSCO, IEI and Aigis.
Mike O’Neal, President of Nortek Security & Control, said, “Our success is now being driven by factors that are bigger and different from our historical Linear business. Nortek Security & Control is a tangible reflection of Nortek’s leadership in the market and its commitment to charting a strategic course in what may be one of the hottest technology categories in the past 20 years – smart home control.”