Emplas has launched its new ‘Works with Kubu’, Secure Connected Device and Secured by Design accredited – as standard – window range.
The unique offer is built around a new high security window lock developed exclusively for Emplas in partnership with Avantis, and offered across its complete Optima casement window ranges.
With bi-directional locking and Avantis’ intelligent optimised Floating Mushroom Technology, the system is fully tested to PAS24:2022, achieving an enhanced level of security – but also Secured by Design and cyber security standards.
Jody Vincent, Sales Director, Emplas said: “We’re talking about a whole new proposition to the end user.
“It’s a window supplied by us in a Secured by Design specification – as standard – but which also gives homeowners access to updates on the security status of their home in real time, through an integration with Kubu Smart Security.
“It’s ultra-secure, smart and fully accredited – and that combination at point of retail is going to win our customers business.”
Emplas became the launch partner for Kubu in 2019, adding the Avantis multi-point locking system to its Doorco composite entrance door range, that works with Kubu as standard.
This is upgraded from a standard multi-point locking system to a smart integrated home product through the optional insertion of a Kubu battery powered sensor. No wiring or additional work is required, principles Kubu has now applied to its new window lock.
Once activated with the Kubu app and Kubu home hub, the door and now new window lock, gives end users access to real time updates on the status of their windows and doors, forming a smart home security system now recognised by leading insurers.
The system is also accredited under the IASME IoT Cyber Scheme. This certifies that Kubu and the new Emplas window lock, meets cyber security standards for data security as an internet connected device, in line with ETSI EN 303 645 and the Secured by Design Secure Connected Device accreditation scheme.
“We’re not only supplying an ultra-secure product in the ‘real world’, we and Kubu have taken steps to make sure that our offer is just as secure in the ‘virtual space’.
“As a Secured by Design Secure Connected Device Kubu, and by extension our new window lock exceeds all of the latest cyber security standards”, added Jody.
Putting cyber security to one side, the new Emplas/Avantis smart and Secured by Design as standard window lock offers maximum resistance to attack.
This includes its combination of twin security cams and clever 360-degree protection, which means that whichever way the lock is forced, cams are driven deeper into the keep.
The system is also easily adjustable to achieve balanced compression of plus or minus 1mm enhancing weather sealing. The new lock also makes call-backs far less likely.
Avantis’ unique floating mushroom system builds up to 6.5mm of tolerance into the locking mechanism. If windows drop over time, the keep picks up the slack, guiding the floating mushroom into the perfect locking location without the need for manual adjustment.
Tested to more than 30,000 cycles the system also comes with a 10-year mechanical warranty.
“Forget the Smart element – it’s a great lock in its own right, which we’re offering Secured by Design accredited as standard”, Jody said.
“If our customers buy glazed frames from us, we’ll also take care of requirements for laminated glass as part of the ordering process, and provide a complete audit trail, which means our customers know without a doubt, that they’re meeting Secured by Design in full.
“Add into that combination smart technology, full integration with Amazon Alexa, Google Nest, geo-fencing technology, which notifies you if you’ve not secured your doors and windows before you leave home, and it’s an incredibly strong and exciting retail propositi