Window and door smart-sensor pioneer, Kubu, has partnered with revolutionary online smart home insurtech Hiro , to bring prevention-first insurance to the glazing and fenestration industries.

Kubu needs no introduction as the industry’s preferred smart-sensor platform and the partnership with Hiro also marks a shift in positioning for the Kubu brand, as it will sit alongside other smart tech products. Kubu over the last 2 years has hit the market with a number of industry firsts, the first hardware range that can be updated with smart technology, the first sensor that can detect if the door is locked or unlocked.

Hiro is clever. It takes a prevention-first approach to insurance by empowering members to protect their homes with smart tech, offering a fairer price on insurance for doing so. Getting a quote takes just seconds, while members subscribe to monthly payments and there are no lengthy contracts, and the policy itself can be cancelled at any time.

While Kubu is looking to revolutionise the way in which windows and doors are sold, Hiro is looking to instil the same step change in home insurance – truly helping members to protect their prized possessions, as well as offering financial support if bad things do happen.

Hamza Abbas, business development and partnerships director for Hiro commented: ‘I’ve lost count of the number of times I have left home in a rush, got on the train, and then tried to remember whether I locked the front door. Kubu gives you that peace of mind. Our partners represent some of the most trusted smart brands in the world, and Kubu will form an important part of our future, both for us and our members.’

Ryan Bromley, group commercial director and head of tech for Kubu enthused: ‘Hiro are changing the way in which consumers purchase insurance and the fact that we had to prove the Kubu platform as part of a rigorous testing programme, shows the fact that we have proven technology. It also provides our customers with another strong USP and as an industry first, fabricators and installers can promote that once the Kubu smart-sensor is activated in their windows and doors, it will provide a tangible reduction on their home insurance and that’s never been done before!’