Sternfenster offers Ultion Bolt as standard

National trade fabricator Sternfenster now supplies the new multipoint Ultion Bolt lock as standard across its full PAS24-certified composite door range, a move that is designed to improve security, reduce call-backs and offer further upsell opportunities.

“Security remains the most important feature of an entrance door, so it makes sense that we offer our customers the most secure door possible, creating a key point of differentiation,” said Sternfenster’s sales director, Nathan Court. “We’ve worked closely with Ultion to bring this to market, and all doors now meet PAS24 requirements.”

A key feature of the new Ultion Bolt is that all lock bolts work independently to each other, so the composite door slab will continue to lock securely even if it moves slightly in the frame over time.

The lock can also be engaged without lifting the handle, and rollers in the lock keep provide a perfect seal, even if the door isn’t shut properly. This means that on doors with a bar handle or escutcheon a home is fully secured even if the homeowner leaves a property in a hurry.

“These features will dramatically reduce the number of call-backs to properties where the door has shifted slightly in the frame,” Nathan said. “Often, it is when the homeowner has difficulty engaging the locks that prompts a call to the installer. Having a lock that engages automatically and seamlessly will result in more secure properties, happier homeowners, and more money in your pocket.”

The lock can also be paired with the Ultion Nuki plus smart lock, creating further upsell opportunities for window and door companies.

A rout is implemented as standard, into which a ‘smart sensor pocket’ is inserted. The homeowner can insert a chip at a later date, which connects to the Ultion Nuki plus smart features. This allows the homeowner to see if the door is unlocked on their smartphone, and even grant access by unlocking it remotely.