Window Warehouse, which is now in its 35th year in business, has become the latest manufacturing company to adopt Kubu smart sensor technology in its residential doors. The move means that window and door professionals have the opportunity to tap into the smart home market – which is worth billions of pounds in the UK and is growing strongly – close more sales and to future-proof installations.
There’s little work to be done at the point of frame manufacture, and the installation process for a door or window equipped for a Kubu smart sensor is exactly the same as it is for a standard glazed product. Once the Kubu smart sensor is inserted into the captive slot in the multi-point lock, the door or window becomes smart. This can be done directly by the consumer, much like changing the sim card on a phone. Activation is complete in a matter of minutes, and the benefits of having doors and windows that can notify you if they are locked or unlocked is considerable.
The technology includes a clever geofencing feature within the app that tells you, as you leave the perimeter of the Kubu hub network, if any doors or windows are unlocked eg when you leave a property or get into a vehicle. It’s all part of a wider strategy for Kubu to be a cornerstone of the rapidly evolving smart home market.
Anni Hudson, marketing manager of Window Warehouse, said: “Kubu is a revelation and could help change the way in which we market and sell windows and doors. The responsibility is directly with Kubu for activation, whilst the choice as whether to go smart is with the consumer, yet the USPs and opportunities reside with our trade partners. In all, it’s a wonderful piece of smart home tech and at a good price point too.”
Lauren Bromley, head of brand for Kubu, added: “We’re getting enquiries by the day from installers looking to be smart-sensor-equipped. Door activations are now happening daily and, with the window smart sensor due to be launched in the coming months, it’s the perfect opportunity for installers to join our smart revolution.”
For information on Window Warehouse, visit www.window-warehouse.co.uk. For further information on Kubu smart sensor technology, visit kubu-home.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0330 555 9545 for a free information pack. You can also follow @KubuSmart on social media.