Listers launches Superior offering


Leaders of Listers have added Avantis’ new Superior bidirectional hook and shootbolt window lock to the firm’s range. Engineered to withstand more than 4.5 kilonewtons of end load, the PAS24- and Secured by Design-accredited mechanism is built around a bidirectional gearbox, the business’ representative has reported.

“Combined with the largest bidirectional locking hooks of any window lock, reinforced keeps plus high-tolerance and adjustable mushroom cams, the next-generation locking mechanism delivers an enhanced level of security, compression and weather sealing,” said Listers’ representative. “Tested to 50,000 cycles and backed by a 10-year guarantee, it also fully integrates with Kubu, the smart home security system, giving end users real-time updates on the status and security of their homes.”

Roy Frost, Listers’ managing director, added: “The Avantis Superior lock has been engineered to be among the most secure window locks on the market, with high tolerances and easy adjustment, making windows that use it a trouble-free and easy install. Even without the Kubu integration, it’s one of the best window locks available. With it, the Avantis Superior Lock delivers a new set of end user benefits, including real-time notifications on the status of windows straight to their phone, through the Kubu smart home hub and app. We’re setting new standards of performance and end user expectation.”

The Avantis Superior lock uses the new Kubu floating window sensor. This determines if the window is opened, closed, secure or on a vent setting. It also sends an alert to end users if the window is forced or under attack. Kubu can also be fully integrated with other devices, including Amazon Alexa or Google Nest.

Roy continued: “We already offer Kubu across our Gallery44 composite door range, so the addition of the Superior Kubu-enabled lock is complementary and allows our customers to pitch a complete smart home solution. What our customers are getting, regardless of if they choose to promote Kubu or not, is a very smart locking system which has been intelligently engineered to deliver an enhanced level of security while also guaranteeing through-life performance. It gives our customers a new platform to sell on PAS24, Secured by Design and/or smart. That’s a great story for retail.”