Mighton Products, which launched its new Apple HomeKit-based multipoint Avia smart lock at the high tech Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this year, is to make the product available to the UK window and door home improvement market through the UK’s leading hardware distributor Mila. Mila and Mighton will be exhibiting together at the FIT Show on a stand dedicated exclusively to this exciting new product (H30).
Avia, the world’s first Apple HomeKit smart lock to be developed for multipoint systems, is controllable using iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, keypad and fob and is a full function smart lock that revolutionises entrance door security: the multipoint locks are secured by simply 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 300 metres, or via an electronic keypad. A further, exciting innovation that will be demonstrated at the FIT Show is face recognition, activated via an optional accessory. Access for additional users may be easily extended, controlled and revoked via the app from anywhere in the world, for example to allow easy access for service providers.
Crucially 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.
Mila will use its extensive market presence and expertise to introduce the Avia smart lock to resi door manufacturers and installers serving the home improvement market, with demand expected to grow as smart technology becomes more broadly acceptable in this marketplace. Mighton is also developing further related smart home products based upon Apple HomeKit technology, which is regarded as the most secure and robust available.
Mila’s Managing Director Richard Gyde says that Avia is the most impressive smart lock yet and believes it offers door fabricators and installers an impressive and highly secure option to homeowners familiar with Apple HomeKit technology. At the same time, because Avia is fitted on the inside of the door, it also allows them to fit Mila’s reassuringly familiar SBD accredited SupaSecure stainless steel door handle on the outside: “There are more than 1.3 billion users of Apple products worldwide and the prospect of offering such an advanced product, the world’s first for multipoint door locks, is very attractive. Demand is growing for smart locks and we look forward to working with Mighton, a long established specialist hardware supplier, to develop the home improvement market with them.”
Mighton’s Mike Derham believes that Mila has the market reach to ensure that Avia realises its full potential in the sector: “We operate on the periphery of the home improvement market and believe that Mila will ensure that the full potential for Avia will be realised. As the only Apple HomeKit-based multipoint smart lock, demand for Avia will be strong and companies that offer Avia as an option for their customers will enjoy the kudos that the Apple HomeKit brand and technology will bring to their product.”
Mighton Avia smart locks and accessories will be available from May 2019 to the UK window and door trade through Mila (https://www.mila.co.uk) and to other professional and commercial customers via the Apple website, Amazon and direct via the Avia site at www.aviasmart.com