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February 18th, 2019 - Beth

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The International Builders’ Show (IBS), which takes place in Las Vegas in February 2019, sees Avia, Mighton’s newest and most innovative product to date returning to Las Vegas after its triumphant launch in January 2019 at CES. A new challenger into the smart lock systems arena, Avia is controllable from iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, keypad and fob and is the first Apple HomeKit smart home security system to work with multipoint locking door systems.

Mighton Avia revolutionises entrance door security: the multipoint lock is secured simply by raising the handle and unlocked using the app installed on an Apple iPhone or iPad; by using a highly secure key fob from a range of up to 30 metres; or via an electronic keypad. A further, exciting innovation that will be available later in 2019 is face recognition, activated via an optional accessory. Conventional keys therefore become a thing of the past with access for additional users easily extended and controlled.  Avia may also be controlled via the app from anywhere in the world, for example to allow easy access for service providers.

The Apple HomeKit platform is highly secure and stable and users of the Avia app can learn at a glance the status of the lock, with a full audit trail recorded for all activity. A traditional key may be used in the TS 007 3 star cylinder as an emergency backup to offer total peace of mind. Any competent person may install Avia in minutes on existing multipoint-equipped doors.

Mighton Chairman, Mike Derham says the potential for showcasing this state-of-the-art security product on a global scale is huge. He comments:

“Avia has been thoroughly developed and extensively tested to ensure that we have a highly functional, secure and effective product that is simple to install and which works seamlessly using Apple HomeKit technology. We are already well established throughout the Unites States with our child safety product the Angel Ventlock, but appearing at such Internationally renowned events as CES and now IBS is taking us into parts of the world we have never explored before. It’s exciting and there’s no better way to do it.” Mike says that Avia is the first of a stable of Smart ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) products that Mighton will be bringing to market during the next few months.

Adds Mike: “There are 1.3 billion active Apple devices worldwide. For everyone with an Apple iPhone or iPad, Mighton Avia will provide a stylish and highly effective Apple HomeKit-enabled smart lock solution for their home. After extensive development work with Apple, users will have the confidence that Avia will work seamlessly with their devices.”

Mighton’s Managing Director Mark Fortune added:

“We’re used to being innovative and bringing new products and partnerships to the industry and Avia has undergone the most exhaustive development and testing of any Mighton product so far. We have a secure and highly effective product in Avia and one that sets new parameters in the smart lock market.”

Mighton Avia smart locks and accessories will be widely available for pre-order from May 2019 via the Apple website, Amazon and direct via the Avia site at Professional and commercial customers will be served in the USA, Canada and South America through Roto Frank of America, based in Chester, CT. UK-based Mighton Products has been supplying safety and security hardware products since 1983. The company has won a number of awards for its Angel Ventlock child safety product that prevents falls from windows.

Mighton Products can be found at IBS at stand SU3520.


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