Add Value To The Sale, Says Carl F Groupco

by | May 3, 2022 | Hardware

With nearly 60% of homes now having some sort of smart home device, there has never been a better time for fabricators and installers to embrace the added value benefits of smart technology. This is the view of John Crittenden, managing director of independently-owned hardware distributor Carl F Groupco who says: “Research shows that people value smart technology such as smart speakers, video doorbells and remotely-operated heating systems because they make life easier. That’s exactly what smart door technology offers, and here at Carl F Groupco, we have the products to help installers tap into consumer interest and add value to their sale.”

The company says the comprehensive SmartSecure range of electronic door locking systems offers a suite of modular technology solutions that are perfect for both new and retro-fit projects in all sectors.

The FUHR multitronic 881 Door Lock Kit is a complete electronic, motorised multipoint locking system with integrated panic function suitable for aluminium, timber, composite or PVC-U main entrance doors in residential and non-residential buildings.

The intelligent SmartConnect easy access control system allows users to open doors with a smart phone or tablet. And the SmartTouch comfort is a transponder that allows users to unlock the door by moving towards it and gently touching a sensor.

The Gilgen Electromechanical Door Opener range is fully compatible with the multitronic 881 to provide a complete electronic door solution.

With the Yale Conexis L1 Keyless Locking System, the homeowner’s Bluetooth enabled smartphone is now their door key and represents a new era in secure, smart home technology, says the hardware distributor.

John commented: “We know from feedback from our customers that young professionals, busy families and people with caring responsibilities are just some of the

people who are particularly interested in this technology. In commercial settings, they offer valuable hygiene benefits too. Fewer touchpoints mean fewer opportunities for

germ transmission, a benefit that has come into sharp focus post-Covid 19.”

Carl F Groupco says the SmartSecure range offers tried and tested solutions from world-renowned suppliers, so they combine the valuable combination of cutting-edge and reassuring reliability.

John concludes: “Smart technology is an exciting development for the industry and the latest technology has been designed to deliver safety, convenience, connectivity and peace of mind to homeowners. It is also an added value sale for the fabricator and installer and allows them to differentiate their offer from the competition.”

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