Curo Group, a West of England Housing Association, has become the first UK housebuilder in the to fit PVC doors with Kubu smart-sensor technology as standard on all new sites, in partnership with manufacturing partner Emplas.

Curo Group, with a range of property from starter homes to Grade I Listed Buildings, in locations from rural villages to city centres, 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 added: “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.”