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, purchased video surveillance specialist Aigis Mechtronics. Aigis, Winston-Salem, N.C., is a 20-year old company that produces a complete line of CCTV equipment.

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

Plans call for Aigis to maintain and expand the Aigis brands. 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.

The Linear Home Technology Group of Nortek currently includes 21 companies in product categories of 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.

Nortek Inc., headquartered in Providence, R.I., is a manufacturer and distributor of residential and commercial ventilation, HVAC and home technology convenience and security products. For more information,