Smart insurance

Kubu has partnered with online smart home insurance provider Hiro to bring “prevention-first insurance” to the glazing and fenestration industries.

Kubu’s partnership with Hiro marks a shift in positioning for the Kubu brand, brand owner Aventis said, as it will sit alongside other smart tech products.

Hiro takes a prevention-first approach to insurance by offering a fairer price on insurance to customers who protect their homes with smart tech.

Getting a quote takes just seconds, while members subscribe to monthly payments and there are no lengthy contracts, and the policy itself can be cancelled at any time.

Hamza Abbas, business development and partnerships director for Hiro, said: “I’ve lost count of the number of times I have left home in a rush, got on the train, and then tried to remember whether I locked the front door. Kubu gives you that peace of mind. Our partners represent some of the most trusted smart brands in the world, and Kubu will form an important part of our future, both for us and our members.”

Ryan Bromley, group commercial director and head of tech for Kubu, said: “The fact that we had to prove the Kubu platform as part of a rigorous testing programme, shows the fact that we have proven technology.

“It also provides our customers with another strong USP and as an industry first, fabricators and installers can promote that once the Kubu smart-sensor is activated in their windows and doors, it will provide a tangible reduction on their home insurance and that’s never been done before.”