Kubu – the leading designer and manufacturer of smart sensing technology for the fenestration industry – has received further, third-party recognition of the innovative nature of its products and their ability to contribute to a truly smart home.
At the recent National Fenestration Awards (NFA) 2023, the business won the Door Component of the Year category for its window and door smart sensors.
The award for Window Component of the Year also went to the ‘GreenteQ iQ ‘Works with Kubu’ window lock from VBH.
This product, from one of the most respected window hardware brands in the world, is designed to be equipped with a Kubu sensor, either during the initial fabrication of the window or to be retrofitted with a sensor after the window has been installed.
The NFAs are arguably the most inclusive and impartial in the window and door industry. They rely on a voting system which is open to individuals across the fenestration sector to determine the eventual winner of each category.
Kubu’s double award win acknowledges a fairly momentous year for the business.
During the last twelve months, it has extended its product range and secured a number of patents to protect the unique and proprietary nature of the technology employed in its sensors.
It has also become the first manufacturer of smart sensors to have its devices and software awarded IASME Level 2 IoT Accreditation (the highest level possible).
Perfectly complementing the PAS 24 approvals of the locks Kubu technology is commonly used alongside, IASME Level 2 IoT Accreditation demonstrates that an internet-connected device provides exceptional cyber-security.
It entails products and services being independently assessed across ALL 13 areas of the global consumer IoT security standard, ETSI EN 303 645, and far exceeds the three mandatory provisions currently required by the UK Government.
In addition to IASME Level 2 IoT Accreditation, Kubu technology enjoys full IoT and Secured by Design Secure Connected Device certification.
Speaking of the recent NFA awards success, Ryan Bromley, co-founder of Kubu, said: “We are delighted with our latest award wins, and they join a number of other prestigious, industry accolades secured by Kubu since our launch.
“Our achievements at the National Fenestration Awards are particularly significant due to the way that winners are chosen. They are industry awards decided by industry professionals and so we are especially proud to have the quality and functionality of our products acknowledged by those individuals who supply and install them on a daily basis.
“Our two wins also demonstrate an important point of differentiation about our offer. Specifically, that we can provide sensor technology for both windows and doors rather than just doors alone. This ensures we are better placed to help homeowners enjoy ‘Whole Home Smart Security’ and no other manufacturer is able to offer fabricators and installers such a well-rounded solution. As such, our message to our industry partners is simple.
“Be Smart. Work with Kubu.”