Embracing The Future

by | Sep 19, 2023 | Viewpoint

Dekko Window Systems sales director Kurt Greatrex discusses the smart home revolution and why installers need to upgrade and innovate.

In the age of digital transformation, the smart home revolution has fundamentally changed the way we interact with our living spaces.

From thermostats that learn our preferences to voice-activated lighting systems, the concept of a connected home is no longer the stuff of science fiction, and as technology advances at breakneck speed, our homes are getting smarter by the day.

But one area seems to be lagging behind – windows and doors.

The plumbing and heating lead

Kurt Greatrex

When it comes to integrating smart tech into our homes, plumbing and heating systems have certainly taken the lead. Smart thermostats like Nest Learning and Hive have become household names, allowing homeowners to control their heating and cooling systems remotely, adjust temperatures based on their schedule, and even save on energy bills through adapted learning.

Likewise, plumbing systems have seen significant advancements with smart leak detectors and water shut-off valves that can prevent costly water damage by alerting homeowners to leaks and automatically turning off the water supply.

The missing piece

Despite these impressive strides in plumbing and heating, the windows and doors of our homes seem to have been left out of the smart tech revolution.

In most households, these vital components remain static, offering little more than protection from the elements and intruders.

But in an era where convenience, energy efficiency and security are paramount, it’s high time installers step up their game and offer a unique product that homeowners won’t refuse.

At Dekko, we supply Kubu, the smart security sensor from Avantis hardware, in order to help our installer customers get ahead of the competition.

 How does it work?

Kubu smart security sensors can be incorporated into the design of almost any Dekko entrance door – a smart sensor is attached to the door, which is then linked to the homeowner’s smartphone. The homeowner can then check the status of the door at any time, from any location.

Once the door is installed, customers can purchase a Home Hub from the Kubu website. They can then connect this to their home wi-fi, download the Kubu app to their smartphone, and fit the Kubu door module into their door lock.

A sensor inside the Kubu door module is then activated every time the door is locked or unlocked. The activation sends a signal to the user’s smartphone, and the app lets them see the security status of their door from wherever they are.

Fitting doors that work with Kubu doesn’t require any extra installation time – simply fit the door as normal, as the Kubu smart security sensor is supplied ready to be activated.

In addition, once set up, installers won’t have to worry about it again – with a dedicated Kubu support team at Dekko to answer questions, they won’t have to take on any technical queries from customers.

Getting ahead 

As the smart home revolution continues to shape the way we live, installers have an opportunity to play a pivotal role in this transformation.

Innovations in energy efficiency, security, integration and user-friendliness are key to meeting the demands of modern homeowners who seek comfort, convenience and sustainability, and installers who embrace this challenge are not only positioning themselves for success in a rapidly changing market, but are also helping to make our homes smarter, safer, and more efficient places to live.

If you’re an installer looking to get ahead in rapidly evolving market, Kubu smart security sensors are the latest in smart home tech that your customers won’t be able to turn down.


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