Nortek Security & Control Expands Portfolio of Access Control Solutions

New offerings revolutionize access control via mobile devices and moderrnize the tele-entry user experience

CARLSBAD, Calif. – April 4, 2017 – Nortek Security & Control, a leader in the security, home control, and wellness technology markets, today announces the expansion of its award-winning Linear® e3 access control product line with the launch of Linear BluePass mobile credentials and readers for commercial and enterprise applications, as well as the introduction of the e3 Tele Entry system for multi-dwelling buildings and gated communities.

Today, many businesses are looking to migrate away from their outdated, inflexible and unwieldy RFID card or keyfob-based physical access control systems in favor of smartphone-based credentials. However, the challenge for many is their current budgets do not allow for complete “forklift” upgrades of their existing access control systems.

Nortek Security & Control’s Linear BluePass is the perfect solution by offering a complete ecosystem of smartphone/tablet-based mobile credentials, user and dealer apps, and multi-tech Bluetooth readers that provide a more secure, easy to use approach to access control. BluePass reduces total cost of ownership by protecting the customer’s existing system controller and software investments and enables a smooth migration from legacy credentials using both the multi-tech readers and a cloud-based credential issuance and management portal. Additional credentials can be easily procured, even in small quantities, with channel-friendly credential bundles.

For multi-dwelling buildings and gated communities, Nortek Security & Control also announced the e3 Tele Entry access control system. Designed for a new generation of users, the Tele Entry system simplifies the user experience and speeds up the process of locating and contacting residents with an intuitive 4.3” color screen interface that minimizes click-thru steps via visual navigation prompts and voice guidance. The e3 Tele Entry system is easy to manage via the browser-based Remote Management Console that is shared across all three of the Linear e3 access control family members. Additionally, the e3 Tele Entry offers an optional ArmorTech™ housing that stands up to the elements.

“Our vision is to make security systems easier to install and use. BluePass addresses the top priorities for businesses looking to update their physical access control systems. Similarly, the e3 Tele Entry user experience has been streamlined making it more like using a smartphone,” said John LaFond, VP, Integrated Systems Product Management at Nortek Security & Control. “We see BluePass technology elements as key to delivering seamless building access and expect them to be leveraged throughout the Nortek Security & Control portfolio of security and home control solutions.”

The e3 Tele Entry system is expected to ship in late June. The BluePass solution is expected to commence shipment in July. Both BluePass and Tele Entry will be demonstrated at Nortek Security & Control’s ISC West Booth #20031 from April 5-7 in Las Vegas.  At the show, customers can experience Tele Entry for themselves in an entertaining virtual reality simulation by DDStudio, a Nortek Security & Control design partner”

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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 dedicated to addressing the lifestyle and business needs of millions of customers every day.

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