Nortek Control Unveils the 2GIG EDGE Security and Automation Panel Featuring Some Industry Firsts

Technology solutions provider Nortek Control launches the 2GIG EDGE Security and Automation Panel in March, which is said to deliver the industry’s first secure face recognition touchless disarm.

Packed with state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence (AI) and edge analytics it is engineered using edge analytics and with technology built right into the panel ensures homeowner’s biometric data stays secure by saving it only on the panel. Once homeowner data is deleted, it is deleted forever. Another industry first, according to the company, includes 100% compatibility with live feed of ONVIF cameras to the 2GIG EDGE panel. This allows homeowners to use existing ONVIF devices for their surveillance needs; all built on a foundation of security and data privacy. Upgraded with a new intuitive user interface in an exceptionally powerful and secure platform, the 2GIG EDGE panel not only supports encrypted sensors and devices but now provides the most secure way to disarm a system with hands-free convenience without phones to carry or codes to remember.

Housed in a sleek design that is 50% thinner and offers a higher resolution edge-to-edge glass screen that eliminates plastic bezels, the 2GIG EDGE Security and Automation Panel includes dual microphones with noise and echo cancellation and front firing speakers that enable two-way voice communication for best-in-class audio quality. Additional features include a built-in radio and wi-fi communications, camera and glass break sensor.

“Our 2GIG EDGE panel is born from security and not built from a tablet design. It provides the elevated capabilities consumers expect while delivering the most secure experience consumers have been wanting. Engineered with advanced edge analytics and face recognition touchless disarm, a first in the industry, our panel surpasses the IQ of any other smart home security panel on the market today. We know this is a game-changer positioned to take considerable market share evidenced by the enormous distributor and dealer demand from our pre-launch programs, of which over seventy percent of dealers are new-to-brand,” said Bruce Mungiguerra, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at Nortek Control.

Nortek Control said it developed the 2GIG EDGE Security and Automation Panel to be the center of today’s smart home making it compatible with a broad array of home technologies and products. The panel allows users to seamlessly connect to cameras, doorbell cameras and directly view video in real time from up to eight different camera feeds. Further increasing security and data privacy, encrypted sensors and devices help eliminate system hacks and prevent account take-overs. Plus, integrators are able to customise the panel to a homeowner’s personal needs with controls, rules, scenes, notifications and Smart Area zone partitioning.


Tried and tested

The panel has also gone through rigorous beta testing with integrators and users, and it is the largest beta program ever undertaken at Nortek Control, according to the company.

“The design of the 2GIG EDGE Security and Automation Panel brings together the best of Nortek Control intelligent AI, advanced home automation, audio, wireless and security technologies. The features these technologies enable culminate in layers and layers of value to homeowners while giving dealers and integrators a competitive advantage in selling the evolution of home automation and security. It is truly a next-generation platform that can scale and expand to meet future needs,” said Quinto Petrucci, Vice President of Product Management for the Nortek Control 2GIG brand. “We know that face recognition is a convenient plus, and to ensure consumers are extremely confident with this feature, the design of the 2GIG EDGE panel takes privacy protection to the next level. By processing analytics on the edge, sensitive biometric data is never sent over the internet. And, the integration of anti-spoofing technology ensures only the real live person can disarm the system.”

Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, USA, Nortek Control and its partners have deployed more than 15 million connected systems and over 35 million security and home control sensors and peripherals.