CES 16 - Nortek Security & Control Showcases First Z-Wave and Thread Smart Home Demo at CES 2016

Proof of concept illustrates company’s expertise and ability to effectively port over to new and strategic protocols

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CES 2016 - Sands Booth #70560 — Nortek Security & Control LLC, a Nortek Company (NASDAQ: NTK) and a leader in the security and smart home markets, is showcasing a technology demonstration using Z-Wave smart home standard running on top of Thread, an IP based networking protocol. The demo features Z-Wave running on top of Thread to wirelessly command and control of the popular GoControl® Garage Door Controller connected to a Resolution Products Helix gateway.

"We are excited to be a key part of this proof of concept as it serves as it is an excellent example of our expertise and long history of RF development leadership"
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"We are excited to be a key part of this proof of concept as it serves as it is an excellent example of our expertise and long history of RF development leadership," said Avi Rosenthal, VP of Security & Control Products. "Our choice of using the GoControl Smart Garage Door Controller is especially poignant given our pioneering delivery of what many consider the first smart home product over 50 years ago, the radio controlled garage door opener. This demonstration is an example of our commitment to approaching product development in order to ensure the best possible consumer experience."

Nortek Security & Control is the co-chair of the Application Layer Subcommittee of the Thread Group. Created by the Thread Group, Thread is an IPv6 networking protocol built on open standards for low-power 802.15.4 mesh networks that can easily and securely connect hundreds of devices to each other and directly to the cloud. One of 30 companies so far working towards Thread certification this year, Nortek Security & Control's proof of concept product demonstration shows what's possible for smart home standards in the networking stack.

The Z-Wave and Thread product demo will be on display at CES 2016 in Las Vegas in the Thread Group booth #70560 in the Sands Convention Center.

For more information about Nortek Security & Control, please visit www.nortekcontrol.com.

About Nortek Security & Control LLC

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

Nortek Security & Control is a world leader in smart connected devices and systems for the residential, security, access control and digital health markets. Through its family of brands including 2GIG®, GoControl®, Linear®, and Numera®, Nortek Security & Control designs solutions for a diverse customer base that includes national telecoms, big box retailers, OEM partners, service providers, security dealers, and consumers. With over 50 years of innovation, Nortek Security & Control is the leading manufacturer of Z-Wave based connected products.

Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Nortek Security & Control LLC 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 www.nortek.com for more information.

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