Clearview National October 2018 - Issue 203 - Page 62

HOMESECURITYMONTH October home security initiative will sell more doors and windows » » SPONSORED BY SECURITY brand Yale and supported by leading window and door fabricator Quickslide, National Home Security Month (NHSM) returns this month for its fourth year, aimed at encouraging homeowners to reconsider every aspect of the security of their properties. NHSM will cover a different security topic each week including home security measures – predominantly focusing on window and door locks as well as how to safeguard valuables inside a home. And Quickslide, as industry leaders in high-quality windows and doors fitted with pioneering security features, is encouraging its installer customers to make the most of the heightened awareness that this event will generate, by emphasising to their customers the upgraded security features available as standard on its products. “Usually the first thing a buyer considers is aesthetics, closely followed by security, then price,” advised Quickslide’s Sales & Marketing Director Tom Swallow. “National Home Security Month will encourage homeowners to think even more about the security features on windows and doors they may be considering, and retail installers should take the opportunity to place even more emphasis on the security features of our doors and windows during this time.” Entry by Force: new locking system on composite doors Manchester-based Force 8 has now introduced the Yale Conexis L1 Smart Door lock as another locking system option to their composite door ranges. This locking system puts you in control, allowing you the freedom to secure your home without the use of a key. » » WITH THE CONEXIS L1 LOCK, THIS allows the use of your smartphone as your new key, so you don’t need to worry about using keys or having to replace them, plus you can send keys via the app, allowing access to your home for a certain amount of time. Dennis Sumner, Managing Director of Force 8 comments “Homeowners are becoming more reliant on their phones so using this technology provides for a more beneficial method of entry, however, many still want to use a key.“ This simple, stylish and effective locking mechanism shows how the industry is constantly evolving. As the smart lock is compatible with most multi point locks on the UK market, installation is also easy. “The Yale Conexis L1 Smart Lock meets PAS24 security standards and matched with Force 8’s decadence door range, you 62 » OCT 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M can be sure this combination provides for a highly secure composite door that still looks aesthetically pleasing”, concludes Dennis.