Nortek Security & Control Joins ZigBee Alliance, Targets MSO Smart Home, Other Emerging IoT Sectors

CARLSBAD, CA --Nortek Security & Control LLC announces a number of strategic expansion plans in the wake of the company joining the ZigBee Alliance. The company is announcing plans to develop products that utilize the ZigBee protocol driven by projected growth and key customer demand. This strategic growth plan serves to create a larger ecosystem of compatible devices within Nortek Security & Control’s smart home product lines.

Participation in the ZigBee Alliance demonstrates the company’s agnostic approach to embracing and supporting protocols that are supported by major customers and adopted in key growth markets. The ZigBee Alliance projects that the majority of its volume is driven by utilities for wireless energy management solutions, which has been identified as one of the top projected growth areas for smart home solutions. Adoption and installation by telecommunications companies and MSOs is believed to be a significant growth driver for ZigBee-based smart home installations over the next five years.

Nortek Security & Control’s open-protocol strategy married with its proven wireless expertise and global manufacturing capabilities have propelled the company to become the top provider of Z-Wave enabled products1 with the largest installed-base of home control systems2. Nortek Security & Control is also a member of the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) and the Thread Group, having demoed the industry’s first Z-Wave-over-Thread smart home demo at CES 2016.

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