A smart lead in technology

Glazerite’s sales and marketing director Jeff Dunn explores the appeal of the Kubu smart lock.

Homeowners are increasingly tech-savvy, so when a product like the smart lock from Kubu comes long, it’s easy to see why it’s being snapped up by security-conscious homeowners.

To meet consumer demand for innovative products, the Glazerite UK Group now supplies every door equipped with the Avantis multi-point locking system. From there, it’s just a simple case of slotting the module into the door to transform it into the Kubu lock, which uses the latest smart door technology.

Glazerite wants to keep ahead of the game when it comes to market trends. Working in partnership with our suppliers and installer partners, to recognise consumer demand, means we can flex our portfolio to better support our customers with the latest products; keeping them above their competitors when it comes to choice and service.

The Kubu smart lock and accompanying kit, which includes a sleek home hub device and corresponding app, allows homeowners to remotely check the status of their door and receive real-time notifications at every turn of the key. It’s even possible to set schedules and share doors with friends and family, and is accessible by the homeowner wherever they are in the world.

Ryan Bromley of Avantis Hardware, the company behind Kubu, said: “Kubu is a simple, affordable and smart solution for homeowners, which adds real value to an installer’s portfolio, and gives homeowners peace of mind.

“Once a homeowner has had their Kubu-equipped door fitted, they’re able to buy their Smart Kit and link up to the Kubu app, as well as their Amazon Alexa or Google Home if they want voice updates too. If they leave their home with the door unlocked they’ll be sent a notification to their phone via the app to let them know.”

The homeowner can also access a ‘door history’ via the Kubu app, which gives a log of door lock activity, while the home hub glows blue when all the doors are locked, or orange if one or more Kubu-equipped doors are unlocked.

Burglary rates dropped during the recent UK-wide lockdown, but with many people now returning to work, homeowners’ attention will be once again turning to home security measures. Being able to check the status of doors is a definite draw, as our installer partners are finding out.

Glazerite installer Fred Doodey of Ecologic Windows recently fitted three Kubu-equipped doors in one week, with one customer saying: “It was very straightforward to do the set up – we’re ready to go. Our new front door looks very ‘smart’ – physically and technically.”

Meanwhile, Avantis has ensured it is supporting installers with its Kubu Pro website and a host of marketing materials such as imagery, videos, brochures, leaflets and displays for showrooms. This support means Glazerite’s installers can access all the guidance and information they need around the product and will help them to sell it their customers.

As a smart lock, Kubu is a game-changer in home security. For example, you could be running late at work and be able to check remotely that your children have come home and have locked up safely, which gives you extra peace of mind.

Kubu is an affordable and high-quality smart solution. It’s also a really valuable differentiator for our installers to offer their own customers. As a fabricator, being able to work with market leading suppliers such as Avantis to offer innovative products like Kubu means Glazerite is in a great position to be able to support its installers, and help them meet the needs of the ever-evolving expectations of consumers in this arena.