Clearview National April 2019 - Issue 209 - Page 74

HARDWAREEXTRA Smart Ware on your Doorstep (or as near as) A futuristic contribution to FIT Show » » UNTIL RECENTLY, GADGETS and gismos have been reserved for the likes of 007, Batman and Agent J and it was only those with such levels of superhero-esque ability and profile with which anything remotely technological could be entrusted. More recently these, once seemingly futuristic, tools have become commonplace in our shopping carts (virtual, of course). We as consumers now have the power of technology’s advances in our hands, and our homes, and we’re relying on them to keep us connected and safe, more than ever. According to a recent PwC survey, £10.8bn will be spent on smart home devices in 2019 with 30% of people planning to buy a smart device for their home in the next two years. Smart technology increasingly controls our heating, lighting, and appliances, and now thanks to manufacturer Mighton, our front doors. Avia is Mighton’s most innovative product to date, and a new challenger into the smart lock system arena. Controllable from iPads, iPhones, Apple watches, keypads and fobs, Avia is the first Apple HomeKit smart home security system to work with multipoint locking door units. The benefits Avia brings to the market are boundless; Secured by Design (SBD) certified ATK TS007 3-star security cylinder, activity audit trail and meeting PAS 24:2016 requirements, simple installation, an anti-tamper alarm, and weather proof components are just some of the headline features ticking all the right boxes to proudly place this exquisite piece of ironmongery alongside its twenty-first century competitors. It’s important to note that Avia is an actual locking system as well as an intruder alert mechanism, whereas many other products on the market are simply the latter. Avia can be used with existing outside door handles or provided with an SBD certified external 74 » A PR 2019 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M security handle created by Mighton’s chosen UK trade distributor Mila. Mike Derham is Chairman at Mighton and will be taking Avia to the industry’s FIT Show in May: “Avia has been a long time coming, not only in its development, but also in ensuring that we have a functional product which is simple to install and works seamlessly alongside Apple HomeKit technology. We’re pleased to be exhibiting alongside Mila, who are market leaders in door hardware such as this.” This year’s show promises to bring some of the biggest fenestration and glazing names to the NEC between 21 and 23 May, with an enormous variety of smart technology products on offer. Mike continues: “Statistics from the start of 2018 state that there are 1.3 billion active Apple devices. Every single person who walks past our stand will have a property they want to keep secure and a family they want to be safe. It’s our job to show them why Avia should be their first choice. As the popularity of smart home technology grows, so does concern over security and data harvesting. The majority of articles discussing the upsurge in using these types Mike Derham, Chairman of systems inevitably address consumer protection, or at the very least question it, as part and parcel. Avia’s military-grade 256-bit encryption software successfully protects the unit from hacking attempts and the fact that it’s installed on the inside of the door unit also helps to avoid the device being targeted by would-be burglars, as no one will even know the home has a smart lock installed. Excitingly, Mighton’s range of home tech is only in its infancy. We are already exploring additional product options to include within the range, all of which we anticipate synchronising with the Apple HomeKit.”