Honeywell Provides System for TV's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'

Company leverages different product areas to provide video, intrusion detection, fire and home automation


SYOSSET, N.Y. -- Honeywell has announced their involvement with ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to help provide a dream home for the Nick family of Alma, Arkansas.

Ten years ago, 6-year-old Morgan Nick vanished while catching fireflies at a ballpark. Her mother, Colleen Nick, has continued to search for her eldest daughter, and through her efforts, more than 100 abducted children have been returned to their families. The Nick family's home was in need of some major improvements because they have focused all of their time and efforts on the Morgan Nick Foundation, which works with police to provide education to parents designed to prevent abduction.

For the Nick family's new dream home, Honeywell provided security systems including the Optiflex video surveillance system, a Vista control panel, an Aurora PIR motion detector, smoke detectors and structured cabling from the Genesis series, which allows the family's electronics and appliances to be connected for total home networking.

"Honeywell is proud to be a part of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, a show that's changing the lives of so many people through innovative home technology," said Rich Simonetti, Senior Vice President of Sales for Honeywell. "The Nick family is deserving of a home where they don't have to worry about security or protection, and Honeywell's security solutions will help make that possible."

ABC-TV's hit show, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," recently won an Emmy award in the "Outstanding Reality Show" category. Involving a team of designers, contractors and several hundred workers, each episode features a race against time to rebuild an entire house in seven days. The show is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA. The series is executive-produced by Tom Forman. The show airs Sundays (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), on the ABC Television Network.

For more information about the Honeywell products used in the Nick family's new home, visit www.security.honeywell.com.