Nortek Security & Control (NSC) has reaffirmed its commitment to the greater San Diego metropolitan area with its move into a new 82,000-square-foot headquarters in Carlsbad, CA. NSC traces its history back over 50 years with its first location in the San Diego area.
According to Nortek Security & Control president Mike O’Neal, the new corporate headquarters—in the Atlas at Carlsbad complex—provides a significantly more productive layout and will give NSC the workspace what it needs to keep pace with its rapid growth, particularly in the product development, software, and engineering groups. Included in the space is a large engineering lab with a wide range of test and development capabilities, featuring wireless communication, video processing and sound management.
“San Diego is an important center for the technologies that are driving all aspects of the smart home, security, IoT, and home automation markets,” he said. “We are fully committed to the area and are thrilled to be in this exceptional new space.”
O’Neal’s direction was that the new headquarters is designed to serve as a model for 21st century collaboration and idea development. As testament to this vision and progressive nature of the project, it was awarded “Best Office Lease” by the San Diego Business Times. The office features state-of-the-art communication, conferencing and collaboration technology, along with huddle spaces for ideation and team meetings. Additionally, the space has a well-equipped fitness center, outdoor collaboration area and on-site coffee stand.
“We set out to create a work environment that will serve our needs for many years to come,” O’Neal said. “As we currently look to add more talent to our organization, we believe it’s an environment that will attract the best in San Diego to join us, fostering the best and brightest thinking from our future-focused teams.”
NSC distributes products worldwide and employs more than 2,500 people, with offices in Petaluma, CA, Seattle, WA, Tallahassee, FL, and Peabody, MA, plus a factory in Guangdong, China.
NSC recently announced the acquisition of San Jose, CA-based IntelliVision Technologies Corp., a pioneer and leader in artificial intelligence, smart cameras, and deep learning-based video analytics software.