Smart partnership unveiled
MILA used its presence at the show to unveil an exclusive distribution deal with MIGHTON to supply the new Apple HomeKit compatible Avia smart lock to the trade.
Mila Managing Director Richard Gyde said: “2019 is very much the year of smart technology at FIT Show and we’re really excited to be introducing our own fabricator, installer and homeowner friendly solution.
“We’re promoting Avia with the message that it is ‘Mighty Smart’ - ‘Mighty’ because it comes with the strength and security of the SupaSecure handle and ‘Smart’ because it incorporates a whole host of intelligent features reviewed and approved by Apple. It’s easy to fit and easy to sell, which we think is just about the ideal combination for the trade.”
Avia was on display on the Mila stand on a range of timber, aluminium, composite and PVC doors, showing that it works with all standard multi-point locking systems from 44mm to 70mm. The displays emphasised the fact that Avia is fitted on the inside of the door only, with a Mila SupaSecure PAS24, SBD accredited stainless steel handle fitted on the outside.
Avia comes with a standard sized backplate so it can be fitted – and retrofitted – quickly and simply. It’s wireless and works with multi-point locking systems on doors from 44mm to 70mm.
Because it features a SupaSecure handle and conventional cylinder on the outside, the company says it also overcomes all the concerns which retail buyers sometimes voice about smart locks.
Avia is Apple HomeKit compatible which means it has been reviewed and approved by Apple to ensure that the military grade software protocols it uses for the transfer of data are fully secure.