With the recent announcement of Melrose Industries' divestiture of Nortek Control for $285M, Kirk believes the acquirer is most likely entering the intrusion market and expanding a broad ancillary portfolio, blending other established vertical product lines, such as access control, with intrusion.
Nortek, who recently launched a new intrusion touchscreen panel, will provide the new acquirer the benefit of their previous R&D work. They will also be able to focus on looking forward rather than in being in acquired “mode.”
The competitive landscape in the North America intrusion space is a bit crowded and competitors will need to step up their product roadmap, getting new products to market faster and above all, helping their dealers and integrators succeed.
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