So smart it’s Q-Smart

Hardware expert VBH has added the Q-Smart electronic smart handle to its range of premium quality window and door hardware and furniture. The keyless product provides homeowners with three ways of gaining access: a proximity fob that communicates with a reader built into the handle unit; via the Blusafe app, that allows the user to use their mobile phone as a key; and fingerprint recognition. A large reader pad is concealed under a hinged tab to keep it dry.

The app enables the main user to send permanent or temporary timed keys to people’s phones. VBH says that this eliminates the need to lose control of physical keys by leaving them with neighbours or in a ‘safe’ place’. The app has the added benefit of logging operations, thus providing visitor management records.

Dan Powell, VBH’s head of sales, said: “Everyone who has seen Q-Smart has been very positive. They all remark on the fact that, by having no less than three means of operation, every member of the family’s personal preference should be covered.”

No mains wiring is required as Q-Smart is battery powered. The handle warns when the batteries start to run low, but if a user does allow them to go flat, temporary power can be provided by plugging in a micro USB power source. VBH supply one with each unit.

“Q-Smart is a great way for fabricators and installers to get new business and more profit by offering a simple step onto the smart ladder,” concluded Dan. “From a fabrication and installation point of view, Q-Smart is very simple to fit. And, from the salesperson’s perspective, it’s easy to sell. This is due to its compact size, its choice of colours and the fact that it is feature-packed but simple for the end user to understand and use.”

Q-Smart is fully tested at BSI and certified to ETSI TS103 645 (CYBER; Cyber Security for Consumer Internet of Things).
To find out more about Q-Smart, visit www.vbhgb.com, email sales@vbhgb.com or call 01634 263263.