Avantis has launched ‘Superior’, what it says is the UK’s first bi-directional hook and shootbolt window lock that works with Kubu smart security sensors.

The design includes a bi-directional gearbox as well as what the company says are the largest bi-directional locking hooks on the market.

The lock has the ability to withstand in excess of 4.5 kilonewtons of end load. As a result, it has Secured by Design and PAS 24 certification. It has been operation tested to over 50,000 cycles and comes with a ten-year mechanical guarantee.

It is able to work with the Kubu floating window sensor, which can be used to determine whether a window is open, closed, secure or on a vent setting, and can alert users if a window is under attack.

Kubu smart sensors can be used for remote monitoring on a smartphone or tablet or with devices such as Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Nest.

The Superior lock will be available from Avantis’ launch partner Listers Window Systems and will, in the first instance will feature on the fabricator’s Eurologik windows.

Listers MD Roy Frost said: “We use Avantis products across our range because of their reliability, ease of use and exceptional performance.

“Given our experience, being one of the first to adopt the manufacturer’s new Superior hook and shootbolt window lock was a natural decision. It offers all the qualities we know and trust of the brand but with the added benefit of being perfectly placed to help us capitalise on the surging demand for smart home and home automation technology.”


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