Nortek and Core Brands merge to form NSC

Carlsbad and Petaluma, Ca

Nortek Security & Control and Core Brands have agreed a strategic merger that combines the two industry leaders’ innovation and resources to lead the smart home and security markets with a suite of connected solutions and business programmes that create meaningful opportunities for dealers and distributors.

The combined company, operating as Nortek Security & Control (NSC), is headed by Mike O’Neal and remains dedicated to developing and manufacturing the control, security, access, entertainment, and personal digital health solutions that make the connected home and business a practical reality for more homeowners and business operators. Anchored by the 2GIG security and ELAN control platforms, the new Nortek Security & Control is able to offer partners an expanded range of increasingly integrated solutions to meet the needs of their customers.

“The combination of NSC and Core Brands helps us serve our customers with an unparalleled suite of solutions for the residential and commercial control, security, entertainment, access and personal wellness markets.” NSC President Mike O’Neal said today. “Joe Roberts and I share a strong commitment to our customers, which will guide the innovation we develop into our products, services and programmes.”

Core Brands President Joe Roberts assumes responsibility for driving product vision across the combined company as Executive Vice President of Marketing & Innovation for the new NSC. “The market is demanding a broader range of solutions that work better together across product categories, and this is a major focus of our innovation. In particular, our 2GIG and ELAN integration creates opportunities that perfectly address the connected smart home market and the evolving needs of our customers.”

The company will highlight its latest connected smart home, security, and personal wellness solutions at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, in the Sands Expo Center.

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