Published On: Thu, Sep 14th, 2023

Kubu sets the standard for smart security with IASME & Emplas

Kubu, the fenestration industry smart security specialists, has been working hand in hand with the innovative multipoint lock manufacturer, Avantis Hardware, and the multi-award-winning fabricator, Emplas, to integrate their patented technology into a groundbreaking new window lock that is truly worthy of such a prestigious partnership.

The recent launch of the ‘Intellect™ by Avantis’ multipoint shootbolt window lock represents the culmination of over 12 months of technical and technological advancement and helps to cement Emplas as a frontrunner in the ongoing smart journey in our industry.

To create this truly secure lock, it was imperative to ensure not only first-class PAS24 accredited physical security, but industry-leading cyber security too. 

The world of smart devices is littered with standards and accreditations, some more credible than others, that range from battery life expectancy to encryption strength – making it ever more difficult for an installer to know who to trust when choosing their smart partner.

The IASME Consortium is an independent accreditation body – officially recognised by the UK Government and Secured By Design – that works alongside a network of almost 300 expert organisations across the UK to advise and certify organisations of all sizes in both cyber security and counter fraud.

​​More specifically, the IASME IoT Cyber Scheme has been developed so that companies providing internet connected products and services – such as the Kubu smart sensors and app – can demonstrate their products have achieved the appropriate standards and that their products and services have been independently assessed against all 13 provisions of the world-leading consumer IoT security standard – ETSI EN 303 645 – far exceeding the mandatory 3 provisions currently being legislated by the UK government.

Kubu is the first product of its kind to secure IASME Level 2 IoT Accreditation (the highest level possible) for all devices, sensors and software, which perfectly complements the SBD and PAS24 accreditations already obtained for the Avantis ‘Works with Kubu’ door and window multipoint lock ranges.

Ryan Bromley, co-founder of Kubu Smart said: “It’s a testament to the integrity and innovation of both Kubu and Emplas that we’ve taken such a solid stance against the unverified ‘smart standards’ that are currently being touted in the UK hardware industry.

“We conducted a lot of research into various accreditation bodies before selecting IASME as we wanted to ensure our systems were independently subjected to the most stringent tests available. We passed with flying colours, which just goes to prove that you can always be sure you’re secure with Kubu.” 

Jody Vincent, sales director at Emplas, added: “We were the first company to introduce Kubu Smart technology to the UK market on our doors, and are proud to be continuing to provide our customers with incredible sales differentiators by being the first to add such an innovative and fully cyber security accredited window lock to our range too.

“There have been various smart offerings emerging in the window and door industry recently, but it would have been reckless for us to put our customers at risk by choosing to integrate a technology that doesn’t seem to understand the importance of the risks associated with internet connected devices.

“Kubu has set the de facto standard for cyber safety in our industry, meaning we can be certain that our customers, and our customers’ customers are always fully protected.”