Nortek Security & Control to Present at CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference

CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 19-21, in San Francisco, CA.

Carlsbad, CA - May 6, 2015 - Nortek Security & Control, a Nortek company (NASDAQ: NTK) and a leader in the residential and commercial security and control markets, announced today that Duane Paulson, senior vice president product and market development, will participate as a panelist at the CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 19-21, in San Francisco, CA.

Along with executives from Honeywell, Pandora, Ford Motor Company and Panasonic; Mr. Paulson will participate in the session "Defining the Connected Home: Entertainment, Security, Health, Smart Home," on Tuesday, May 19th at 9:45 AM. Successful partnerships extend the range of possibilities for customers without forcing companies to cede their unique positions as product providers. Mr. Paulson and the other panelists will discuss the advantages and opportunities for adding value through integration with solutions from different industries.

Parks Associates research shows over 50% of all smart home device owners consider interoperability very important, and the ability to cross pollinate technologies from various product segments and industries is a growing demand for all smart home adopters.

"One of the biggest factors working against the proliferation of smart home technology is the muddiness created by having different standards and players all vying for the same customer with non-compatible solutions," said Paulson. "At Nortek Security & Control, we've purposely remained agnostic in our approach to product and partnership development since we see interoperability as one of the main triggers of mainstream smart home adoption. This panel will provide tremendous insight on just how close we are."

Parks Associates will host the 19th-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 19-21, at the Omni Hotel in San Francisco, CA. The event brings together industry leaders in the connected entertainment and digital home technology industries to critical issues pertaining to the converging entertainment, media, smart home, and service markets for consumers.

Nortek Security & Control will also join the conference as a Break Sponsor, providing attendees with an opportunity to meet and network on Tuesday, May 19 at 2:45pm.

"Consumers recognize the expansive possibilities inherent in the connected home, where they can leverage the same connectivity to stream a movie, control their thermostat, and secure the home," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "CONNECTIONS explores the full range of possibilities for companies active in the connected home, including new ways to monetize technologies and add value to offerings through unique partnerships, targeted marketing messages, and emerging sectors, such as wearables and the connected car."

Information about CONNECTIONS is available at Press passes for the event are available at To speak with an analyst or request specific research data, please contact Holly Sprague at or 720.987.6614.

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About Nortek Security & Control
Leveraging extensive design and engineering capabilities and more than 50 years of innovation, Nortek Security & Control, LLC supplies its technology to leading distributors, retailers, service providers and manufacturers dedicated to addressing the lifestyle and business needs of millions of customers every day.

Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Nortek Security & Control 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.

The 19th-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco. CONNECTIONS hosts over 400 executives in the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries in an intimate networking environment.

The event provides networking opportunities and insights from industry players on entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. Parks Associates research analysts moderate each session, which feature consumer research on adoption and trends, forecasts of new products and services, evaluation of new business strategies, and concrete recommendations about technology innovations, strategic partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added services. Throughout the three-day event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services.

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