Linear Acquires Aigis Mechtronics; Adds CCTV to Product Menu

The Home Technology Group of Nortek Inc., a consortium of home and commercial convenience and security electronics companies lead by Linear LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nortek, has added to its security industry presence with the acquisition of video surveillance specialist Aigis Mechtronics of Winston-Salem, N.C.

“We are excited about the addition of CCTV capability to our security products mix,” says Linear Chairman Grant D. Rummell. “Aigis will make us much more comprehensive and appealing in the marketplace.”

The Aigis product line breaks down into three major categories: video capture (enclosures, integrated camera/housing packages, and pan/tilt/zoom mechanisms); video display (monitors and flat screen CCTV displays with built-in cameras); and engineered full-height security turnstiles.

Plans call for Aigis to continue at its Winston-Salem facility and to maintain and expand the Aigis brands.

The Linear Home Technology Group of Nortek includes 21 companies producing brands in such categories as stereo and home theater speakers and controls, distributed audio and video, lighting controls, personal emergency reporting systems, wireless security, structured wiring, automatic garage door openers and Internet connected media products.

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