VBH has added the Q-Smart electronic smart handle to its range of window and door hardware and furniture.
Q-Smart is a keyless product that gives the homeowner three methods of gaining access: a proximity fob that communicates with a reader built into the handle unit; a Blusafe app that allows the user to use their mobile phone as a key; and fingerprint recognition. The 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, which eliminates any need to lose control of physical keys by leaving them with neighbours or in a safe place, VBH said. The app also keeps a log of operations.
VBH head of sales Dan Powell said: “Everyone who has seen Q-Smart has been very positive and 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.”
Q-Smart is battery powered, and the handle warns when the batteries start to run low. If the user does allow them to go flat, enough temporary power can be provided by plugging in a micro USB power source. VBH supplies 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,” Dan said.
“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.”