Hardware manufacturer, VBH, has been successful at the Medway Business Awards, winning the Product Innovation category during the ceremony held at The Great Hall, Priestfield, on Friday 17 th November. The award was given for VBH’s work with their greenteQ ‘smart’ products, initially with the Q-Smart fingerprint/app operated door handle, and with the more recent development of the greenteQ iQ range of security window locks and multipoint door locks. On their visit to VBH House in September, the judges were impressed by how greenteQ iQ locks can be quickly upgraded by the simple addition of a sensor to work with Kubu to link windows and entrance doors to a smart home network. Benefits to the end user include a quick check on the open/closed and locked/unlocked statuses of windows and doors via the Kubu app, security and comfort alerts etc. Products fitted with greenteQ iQ locks can also be linked to other elements of the network, such as heating, lighting etc. The Medway award comes hot on the heels of the greenteQ iQ security window lock receiving the Best Window Component award at the National Fenestration Awards in October. VBH reports that both the window and door variants of greenteQ iQ are selling well. Gary Gleeson, Marketing Manager there, says, “Installers who offer the greenteQ iQ/Kubu concept are reaping the rewards of homeowners’ hearty appetite for upgrading their new installation from the ordinary to the extra-ordinary. If greenteQ iQ locks are fitted to windows and doors as standard, it is a very simple and inexpensive process to link them to a smart network at any time if the customer wishes. “VBH has been very successful in recent years, and one of the keys to that success is the constant stream of new innovations that we are bringing to market, including our new ‘smart’ products.” VBH directors Simon Monks and Vince Kay led a merry band of VBH revellers on the night, and a great time was had by all. To find out more about greenteQ iQ window and door locks, or any other hardware in the VBH range, contact the company on 01634 263263, email at [email protected], or send them a Tweet @vbhgb.