2GIG Edge Wins Award Ahead of Upcoming ReleasePosted By Michael Goris
Nortek Control, the parent company of 2GIG, recently won an award for its much-anticipated 2GIG Edge Security Panel. The 2GIG Edge was named the Consumer Technology Association 2021 Security and Surveillance Product of the Year, despite the product not even being available for sale yet.
According to Nortek Control, the 2GIG Edge "incorporates the very latest in smart technologies" and is "built on a more secure platform" than prior offerings. Judges from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) were reportedly impressed with the panel's speed, intuitive UI, and general design. The CTA judges were supposedly working with Beta Test versions of the 2GIG Edge. Needless to say, the reception surrounding these Beta Tests must have been quite positive if awards are already being handed out.
Nortek also reports that the Edge will showcase a "host of unprecedented new features" and offer "a giant leap forward in security system operational ease..." Alarm Grid reached out to Nortek to try to get more insight on how exactly the 2GIG Edge System will accomplish these promises. Unfortunately, the company declined to offer us any new information ahead of the release. We intend to pursue the matter further in the coming weeks, as we work to learn as much as possible about the product to most effectively serve our customers who will most likely be using the system to protect their homes and businesses.
While Alarm Grid certainly offers congratulations to Nortek on the (very) early success of the Edge, we still find it a bit surprising that an unreleased panel still heavily shrouded in mystery is already being praised. Outside of a murky website, information regarding the 2GIG Edge is scarce to say the least. We're not very surprised, as 2GIG has often been more secretive regarding product information and technical specifications, especially when compared with other manufacturers like Resideo and Qolsys. We are very hopeful that Nortek Control becomes a bit more transparent with the 2GIG Edge Panel as its release date inches ever closer. It's hard to believe, but it's now only a month away! Greater insight into the system may make it easier for us to recommend this award-winning panel over its competition.
For now, we are eagerly awaiting the 2GIG Edge and seeing if it can deliver on the rather high expectations being set. Our team intends to follow-up with Nortek Control again in the coming days and weeks to see if they might be willing to share some information. Indeed, everything from the supported sensors, to the automation capabilities to the unique features is still in the dark. But that won't stop us from trying to get the information into your hands as quickly as possible!
If you want to ask us about the 2GIG Edge or any other alarm panel we carry, or if you just want to learn more about our monitoring services, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We're here to check email from 9am to 8pm ET M-F. We look forward to hearing from you!