Linear Upgrades Commercial Access Control Systems With Cybersecurity Enhancements

The upgrades to Nortek’s Linear e3 Series also include improved encryption, smart reporting and card types access control functionality.

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Nortek Security & Control announces it has made significant upgrades to the e3 Series firmware in the Linear Essential, Essential Plus, Elite and ProControl commercial access control systems.

The new firmware updates employ the latest code technology to provide improved security and web services protection against the rise in cyber threats for businesses of all sizes, according to the company.

The upgrades to the Linear e3 Series also include improved encryption, smart reporting and card types access control functionality.

“Commercial businesses of all sizes are acutely aware of need for increased access control security due to the growing sophistication of electronic intrusion capabilities,” says Richard Pugnier, vice president of marketing at Nortek. “The new e3 Series firmware updates and feature enhancements allow our dealers to offer heightened security confidence to deter intruders while keeping employees and facilities safe using the latest technological advancements.”

The scalable design of Linear e3 Series is specifically engineered to minimize future costs and help lower total cost of ownership as organizational needs evolve and more functionality is needed, according to the company. Based on a single hardware design, a single software code base and sophisticated integrated features, the Linear e3 Series can easily scale up to 128 doors.

“After listening to our dealer partners, this firmware upgrade is the first of several planned that will help address ongoing commercial security and access control needs for organizations large and small,” says Mark Prowten, director of product management for Nortek’s Linear brand. “With tens of thousands of systems installed, customers depend upon the proven managed access and convenience of our systems, and we remain committed to constantly improving our security technologies to guard against the growing list of internal as well as external threats. Plus, the Linear e3 Series firmware upgrades we’ve engineered open new customer opportunities for our dealers to offer market-leading capabilities along with added security peace-of-mind.”

All Linear Essential, Essential Plus, Elite and ProControl commercial access control systems include the upgraded e3 Series firmware. Each is out-of-the-box ready to install, designed to match customer-specific needs and are readily upgradeable with a license key.

The top-of-the-line Linear Elite is designed for four to 128 multi-door, multi-site facilities. The Linear Essential and Essential Plus access control systems give smaller and mid-size businesses access control that can grow with them. These systems provide entry-level value for one to four doors with immediate license expansion capability to Elite system with no additional hardware needed.

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