VBH has added the Q-Smart electronic smart handle to its range of window and door hardware and furniture.

The keyless handle gives three access methods: a proximity fob that communicates with a reader built into the handle unit; the Blusafe app that allows the user to use a mobile phone as a key, and fingerprint recognition. The large reader pad is concealed under a hinged tab to keep it dry.

The app enables the main user to send permanent or temporary timed keys to people’s phones, eliminating any need to lose control of physical keys by leaving them with neighbours or in a ‘safe’ place’. The app has the added benefit of keeping a log of operations, thus providing visitor management records.

Head of sales Dan Powell, said “Everyone who has seen Q-Smart has been very positive and they all remark on the fact that, by having three means of operation, every member of the family’s personal preference should be covered.

“From a fabrication and installation point of view Q-Smart is very simple to fit and from the salesperson’s perspective it’s easy to sell. This is due to its compact size, its choice of colours and the fact that it is feature-packed but simple for the end user to understand and use.”

No mains wiring is required, the handle warns when the batteries start to run low, but if they are allowed to go flat, temporary power can be provided via a micro USB power source, supplied.

Q-Smart is fully tested at BSI and certified to ETSI TS103 645 (CYBER; Cyber Security for Consumer Internet of Things).