VBH expands iQ
VBH has reported strong demand for its iQ range of multipoint door locks and security window espagnolettes since launching earlier this year.
iQ products are supplied ‘Kubu-Ready’, which means that the end user can link their doors and windows to a new or existing smart home network via a Kubu home hub.
Linking will allow them to set up security alerts and open/close status updates, as well as linking the doors and windows to other kit in the network, such as alarms, lighting and heating for example.
VBH has now added an additional lock range to sit beside iQ. Q-Bolt is designed for fabricators who do not want to offer the Kubu upgrade on an individual door or on their door line as a whole.
Q-Bolt locks are said to be the same as iQ locks in most respects, but they do not provide the facility to fit a Kubu sensor. According to VBH, everything else is identical.
Gary Gleeson of VBH said: “All the mechanical quality and benefits of iQ are replicated in Q-Bolt, meaning that it has the same resistance to manual attack through its large chamfered hooks, which we believe are the biggest on the market. Q-Bolt locks are cycle tested to 50,000 operations and are available to suit PVC-U single and double doors, and composite doors, just like iQ. They even utilise the same one-piece keeps.”
Like the iQ range, Q-Bolt locks are built to help doors achieve a pass at PAS24, and are approved for use on Q-secure installations.
Gary said: “The Greenteq brand has always provided its users with top quality hardware products and, as it expands, it also provides them with greater choices. Whether or not a door manufacturer wants their doors to work with Kubu, they can now make that choice from within the Greenteq range.
“The list of the benefits of linking doors to a smart home network are long however, and we would welcome the opportunity to explain the functions in person.”