Smarter new-build standard

Curo Group is the first housebuilder in the UK to provide PVC doors equipped for Kubu smart-sensor technology as standard on all new sites, in partnership Emplas.

Curo Group is a West of England Housing Association that own a range of properties, from starter homes to grade one listed buildings, in locations from rural villages to city centres. In recent years it has embraced new technologies with future-proofing for smart technology high on the agenda.

Curo will be promoting the Kubu Starter Kits at the point of house reservation, so the new homeowners can activate the smart-sensors on the day they move in.

Ryan Johnson, managing director of Emplas, said: “Housebuilders are looking for differentiation like everyone else. Smart technologies deliver that and Kubu is the perfect fit. Being able to offer house buyers access to a tech and app that allows them to monitor the permitter security for their home is a major selling point in new build or, for that matter, retail.”

Mark Bromley, CEO of Kubu, said: “This is major news for the industry as the first housebuilder is now specifying doors that are Kubu equipped from Emplas. With the window variant just a matter of months away, we believe 2021 is the year that smart-sensor technology comes of age for this industry.”