Nortek Security & Control Solutions (formerly Linear LLC)

Linear announces consolidation with Aigis Mechtronics

ASIS Exhibit 3451, Dallas, TX (October 12, 2010) - Linear LLC, a market innovator in Access Control and Security systems, announces the planned consolidation of Winston-Salem, NC-based Aigis Mechtronics, Inc., ( a leading manufacturer of electronic video surveillance and access control equipment.

Aigis Mechtronics' functions and products will be integrated with those of Linear during the first quarter of 2011.

Its products are widely used in retail, finance, education, hospitality, government, office buildings and parking areas.  Aigis Mechtronics also has long served OEMs with custom and private-labeling services.

"The integration of Aigis Mechtronics' products expands and complements our already robust presence in commercial security and access systems," says Todd Hokunson, vice president of sales for Linear Electronic Systems. "The new line will benefit our commercial security customers by making even more security products available from one source."

Aigis' customers will benefit from Linear's world-class training and technical support, and, will be unaffected by the consolidation, according to Hokunson. The Aigis sales team will remain as the primary liaison for the product line. Technical and customer support functions, along with other business operations, will be combined at Linear's headquarters in Carlsbad and at its manufacturing facility in Casanovia, Mich.

"We're excited about the opportunity to enhance service to our customers," says Keith Todd, president of Aigis Mechtronics.  "And, we're proud to soon be part of a company with such a long and successful history."

For more information about Aigis Mechtronics or Linear products, customers are asked to call 800-421-1587 for product details and technical support.