Linear, a Nortek Company, Wins Security Industry Association's Prestigious Best New Product Award for New Z-Wave Garage Door Controller

Award is another example of the company's best-in-class, smart wireless security control and automation technology, and leadership in the internet of things market.

CARLSBAD, Calif.--Linear, LLC, a subsidiary of Nortek Inc., and an industry leader in residential and commercial access control, health and wellness, security and home control, today announced that the Security Industry Association (SIA) selected its Z-Wave Garage Door Opener Remote Controller as Best New Product in the Residential and Monitoring Solutions category. The coveted awards are given out once a year at ISC West as part of the SIA's New Product Showcase competition which recognizes the most innovative products, services and solutions in electronic physical security.

Linear's award-winning Garage Door Controller is the first UL 325-2010-compliant device flexible enough to work with virtually any automatic garage door opener driving a sectional garage door. Embedded with a Z-Wave smart chip that enables two-way RF communication between hundreds of other Z-Wave enabled devices, the controller works harmoniously with products and services from Linear and many other manufacturers. Once installed, the garage door can be conveniently controlled through any Z-Wave certified gateway, security or automation panel. The device provides both audible and visual warnings prior to any remotely-activated door movement in accordance with UL 325 safety requirements, adding to the standard safety features built into modern garage door openers.

"Our Z-Wave Garage Door Controller is generating a lot of interest and excitement and we're incredibly proud that it was honored by the SIA with the top award in the security industry," says Linear president, Michael O'Neal. "Linear is committed to building an ecosystem of innovative products that make people's lives easier and more efficient at home and work."

O'Neal continued, "This award for Best New Product speaks to the progress we've made in being recognized as a leader in home control and automation technology, and making smart home convenience an easy and affordable choice for the mainstream consumer market."

The wireless controller was also honored at ISC West for being Z-Wave's 1,000th certified product, making Z-Wave the most broadly-adopted wireless protocol for home control and automation products worldwide.

The SIA is a nonprofit international trade association that represents more than 350 electronic physical security product manufacturers, specifiers, integrators and service providers. The ISC West electronic physical security industry conference and exhibition brings more than 1,000 international and domestic security product manufacturer companies and more than 25,000 security professionals to Las Vegas each year.

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About Linear LLC
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Linear LLC is an innovator in the health and wellness, security and access control markets. Since 1961, the company has designed and manufactured more than 2,500 products for residential and commercial use. Today, Linear is focused on wired and wireless technology serving the access control, security and connected business and home needs of its dealers, customers and OEM partners. The Go!Control home management system and a growing range of Z-Wave automation, commercial entry and wellness products position Linear as a competitor in multiple growth industries for the long-term future.

Linear is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK) 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 for more information.

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