SMARTHOUSE INTEGRATION WINS THREE 2014 CEA MARK OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS FOR ELAN g! PROJECTS

"The awards are as much an honor as they are recognition that home technologies are helping homeowners and providing more comfortable living environments"

PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, January 21, 2014 - SmartHouse Integration, based in Sarasota, Florida, has improved upon last year's success by taking home three 2014 CEA Mark Of Excellence Awards for installations that include ELAN g! systems. The awards were presented at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to SmartHouse Integration President Mark van den Broek, the awards are as much an honor as they are recognition that home technologies are helping homeowners and providing more comfortable living environments.


"I'm very excited to win these Mark Of Excellence Awards, and they stand as proof that when smart design and smart home technologies come together, anything is possible," he said. "I work closely with each customer and their homebuilder to design and install systems that provide simplified living and peace of mind without intruding on the home's aesthetic. All the wires and electronic components are always hidden, tucked away in a closet or storage room, and the entire home or media room can be operated from an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or ELAN touchpanel or remote control."

SmartHouse Integration took the prize in the categories of Health and Wellness Project of the Year and Home of the Year up to $50,000 for a home installation dubbed "The Pearl", which has been featured in Sarasota Magazine and Electronic House Magazine. The company also won the category of Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year up to $50,000 for its "House on the Bay" project. Both installations were completed in 2013.

SmartHouse Integration has been a staple of the Mark of Excellence award in recent years, earning one award in 2009, two in 2011, one in 2013, and finally three in 2014. Six of the seven awards were given for projects that included the ELAN g! system. This year's award winning projects are detailed here and here.

About ELAN® Home Systems:

Founded in 1990, ELAN® Home Systems is an industry-leading manufacturer of innovative, award-winning whole-house entertainment and control systems that are distributed through a comprehensive channel of select dealers and distributors throughout the United States, Canada and more than 58 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.elanhomesystems.com.

ELAN is part of Core Brands®, LLC, a Nortek company. Core Brands combines the product and marketing strengths of iconic audio, power management, and control brands into a single business unit that includes ATON®, BlueBOLT®, ELAN®, Furman®, Niles®, Panamax®, Proficient®, SpeakerCraft®, Sunfire® and Xantech®. Please visit www.corebrands.com for more information.

Nortek, Inc., (NASDAQ: NTK) is a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit www.nortekinc.com for more information.

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