Developed in partnership with Avantis the hardware specialist, the Kubu smart lock gives installers the option to up-sell composite and uPVC entrance doors with an inbuilt smart technology at no extra cost, or to continue to supply it as a ‘standard door’.
This allows installers to access growing end-user demand for smart-products, removing the costs and complexity of doing so.
John Leary, sales and managing director at Emplas, explained: “We’ve worked with Avantis to remove the barriers to market entry, developing a simple but highly effective mechanism, which we can supply as standard, giving our customers the opportunity to up-sell to ‘smart’.
“As it’s cost-neutral, it’s up to the installer to decide if they want to. There’s no commitment to sell a ‘Smart’ product. It’s about providing an option to. The same principle applies to the homeowner. They can choose to upgrade to a smart door at the point of purchase or revisit it at a later date.
“This again delivers a series of very strong USPs at the point of retail. Cost neutrality for trade customers means that it’s up to installers if they want to sell it for a premium.”
Installers can add the Kubu smart lock into their customer’s doors with the Kubu battery-powered module. No wiring or additional work is required.
This can then be linked by the end-user to their mobile phone or tablet, giving them full visibility of the status of their door in real-time through the Kubu app. Easy to set-up, Kubu also works with other smart devices such as Amazon’s Alexa smart speaker.
Perimeter notifications can be set up to deliver an alert if the homeowner leaves the property without locking the door. This will be triggered as they disconnect from their home Wi-fi.
John added: “Not all of our customers are going to want to sell smart technology. If you decide that you don’t, you simply leave the frame cover caps in place. The same goes for the homeowner if they want to opt-out or switch on smart technology at a later date. The point is the option and the capability is there.
“We see this as a key selling point in retail regardless of the end-users final decision as to whether to proceed with the upgraded option.”
For more information on the Kubu smart lock, you can contact us on 01933 674 880 or fill out our online contact form.