Window and door smart-sensor brand Kubu has partnered with online smart home insurance provider Hiro, to bring ‘prevention-first insurance’ to the window and door industries, giving it the claim to be the first system of its kind to be approved by an insurer.

Hiro takes a prevention-first approach to insurance by empowering members to protect their homes with smart tech, offering a better price on insurance for doing so. Members subscribe to monthly payments, there are no lengthy contracts and the policy itself can be cancelled at any time.

Kubu, a brand of Avantis Hardware, has already claimed industry firsts, as hardware that can be updated with smart technology and the first sensor that can detect if the door is locked or unlocked. Now it is the first lock and smart sensor to be approved by an insurance company.

Hamza Abbas, business development and partnerships director for Hiro said: “I’ve lost count of the number of times I have left home in a rush, got on the train, and then tried to remember whether I locked the front door. Kubu gives you that peace of mind. Our partners represent some of the most trusted smart brands in the world, and Kubu will form an important part of our future, both for us and our members.”

Ryan Bromley, group commercial director and head of tech for Kubu addeed: “Hiro are changing the way in which consumers purchase insurance and the fact that we had to prove the Kubu platform as part of a rigorous testing programme, shows the fact that we have proven technology.

“It also provides our customers with another strong USP and as an industry first, fabricators and installers can promote that once the Kubu smart-sensor is activated in their windows and doors, it will provide a tangible reduction on their home insurance and that’s never been done before.”

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