Smartie Pants Win Smart Locks Leads

3 men in white t shirts

The team from Nationwide Windows put their smartest pants and corporate t-shirts on for the Housing annual conference and got loads of enquiries for smart-sensor technology in windows and doors.

Nationwide was exhibiting in collaboration with Kabu the smart sensor and locks firm.

The conference is organised by the Chartered Institute of Housing. It was held in Manchester 7-9 September. It returns to Manchester 28-30 June.

Held over three days at Manchester Central, there were over 6,000 attendees, 350+ speakers, and 350 exhibitors including Nationwide Windows at the event. Housing 2021 was described by the organisers as a must-attend event for local authorities, housing associations, key partners and suppliers, government, housebuilders and developers.


Window smart-sensor

Nationwide Windows theme of 'making windows & doors smart' showcased a number of products on their stand that work with Kubu smart-sensor technology. This included the new Kubu window lock range with shoot bolt and standard security espagnolettes and importantly, was the first public preview of the new Kubu window smart-sensor.

Also on display was the Kubu multi-point door lock, featuring 25mm hooks and a 20mm compression deadbolt with the Kubu smart-sensor fully operational within Nationwide’s composite doors.


Connected Home

Additionally it was an opportunity for Kubu to present the ‘Kubu Connected Home’ philosophy with Nationwide Windows and the partnership opportunities open to housebuilders, local authorities, housing associations and other specifiers in the sector.


 “This was the first public premier of the new window smart-sensor. It was important to be able to speak to influencers at the sharp end about our vision for a Kubu connected home in the future.”

– Ryan Bromley 

Head of tech, Kubu


Smart revolution

Kevin, Caveney, commercial director of Nationwide Windows who was part of the conference team added: "We already have an idea of how a smart future will look like with Kubu but the response from the show was overwhelming. The opportunities for us are considerable as we look to embrace the smart home market through commercial specifiers. They’re hugely interested in becoming part of this smart revolution too and we’re already engaging with a number of potential suitors."

Picture: Nationwide made a smart debut at the CIH show.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
15th October 2021


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