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Nortek Security & Control Expands DIY Home Automation Presence

Nortek Security & Control expanded its selection of GoControl-brand wireless home-automation products from a handful to almost 20 models, which will be displayed at the CEDIA Expo.

The line of wireless Z-Wave home-automation products is targeted to security dealers, systems integrators, A/V specialists, and large retailers. The products do not require professional installation or managed services but will be available to installers for integration with professionally monitored home-security systems sold to security dealers under Nortek Security’s 2GIG brand.

GoControl’s Z-Wave products also integrate with other professionally installed and DIY smart-home hubs, including hubs from SmartThings, Lowes Iris, Honeywell, Clare Controls, GE, and Nexia Home Intelligence.

Nortek Security and Control, a subsidiary of Nortek, also offers the Linear brand of security, access control, video surveillance, and intercom products.

With the GoControl expansion, Nortek is creating “a full smart home portfolio of wireless home control products” that “work with many of the most popular professionally installed control platforms, security systems and DIY control hubs in the market,” a spokesperson said.

Installers and retailers can get the GoControl portfolio through such distributors as Tri-ed, ADI and Wave Electronics, among others. The products are also sold to such large retailers as Amazon, Home Depot and Lowes.

The GoControl lineup includes smart thermostats, smart lighting and electrical products, smart plugs, garage-door control, and security devices such as sensors, sirens and motion detectors.

The brand will expand into other smart home categories as well.

The current lineup consists of a $139-suggested smart garage-door controller; a $49 window sensor; $54 LED light bulb; $54 LED floodlight; four wall dimmers and switches from $54 to $74;

A plug-in dimmer module for lamps at $54; a smart outlet at $54; an in-ceiling smart retrofit can for in-ceiling lights at $59; a $99 thermostat; a $54 plug-in appliance module; a $54 module to control such things as ceiling and ventilation fans; two security starter kits at $69 and $149; a $65 infrared sensor; and a $75 smart siren/strobe.