BAYPORT, Minn. (October 2011) — Andersen Corporation and Honeywell (NYSE: HON) are collaborating to provide a first-of-its-kind system that allows security alarms to alert homeowners if their windows or doors are unlocked. The VeriLock™ sensor technology embeds Honeywell’s widely used 5800-series of wireless sensors inside the locking mechanisms of a select group of Eagle® windows and doors.
Similar technology can only detect if a window or door is open or closed. VeriLock sensors are the first that can detect whether they are actually locked or unlocked, in addition to open or closed.
“Windows and doors are a home’s first layer of protection for both comfort and security. It’s important to make that layer ‘smarter’ for added protection.” said Holly Boehne, senior vice president of Andersen Corporation’s research, development and innovation. “Honeywell and Andersen have a legacy of brand trust that homeowners can rely on for market leading products, reliability and quality. This relationship brings together the winning combination of two great brands and a state of the art solution to give peace of mind to homeowners.”
Honeywell’s 5800-series wireless sensors have been used in more than 60 million installations, ranging from home burglar alarm systems to environmental systems that alert homeowners to incidents such as pipe bursts and drastic temperature changes.
“Statistics show a large number of home invasions are the result of an intruder simply walking in, and not ‘breaking in,’” said John Kovach, Honeywell’s global director of marketing for sensor products. “Whether its people rushing out of the house or simply going to bed forgetting to lock up, it’s easy to leave a door or window unlocked and easily accessible. This is the only technology to offer another layer of home protection.”
VeriLock sensors will initially be available on Eagle Axiom casement and awning windows, Talon double-hung windows, and Ascent hinged French patio doors and sliding patio doors. The sensor devices are ideal for single-family homes, multi-unit light commercial dwellings such as assisted-living complexes and remodel projects. In addition to security, VeriLock sensor technology can help reduce home energy use by notifying homeowners when doors and windows are unlocked.
VeriLock sensor technology is available January 1, 2012 on Eagle products from select Andersen and Eagle window and door dealers in North America.
ABOUT ANDERSEN CORPORATION
Andersen Corporation is the largest window and door manufacturer in North America, and the Andersen brand is the most recognized and most used brand among builders and remodelers in the window and patio door industry. The privately owned company was founded in 1903 and has a strong history of commitment to its business partners, employees, community and environmental stewardship. Andersen holds FSC chain-of-custody certification (SCS-COC-01337) from the Forest Stewardship Council and was awarded the 2011 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award for the Product Manufacturer—Windows category for its family of brands. The company employs over 10,000 people and markets products throughout North America and in South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
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