Barbara Zogornik is the newly appointed Quality Assurance Manager at Mila. She joined the business just weeks before it sailed through its most recent ISO9001 quality audit with no issues identified, so is in no doubt about Mila’s 100% commitment to quality.
Why the market wants smart locks to generate profitable new business by Richard Gyde
Mila’s stand at the FIT Show was devoted to one single product – the new Avia secure smart lock from Mighton Products. We’ve just become the exclusive UK trade distributors of this Apple HomeKit compatible device, so the timing of the exhibition couldn’t have been better for us.
It was still a bold move though to go to FIT with such a single minded approach, but Avia could potentially be such a game changing product for us and for our customers that we felt it was justified; and the response we had at the show definitely confirmed that.
Over the last year or so, there’s been a fairly dramatic shift in how the industry has come to view smart locks. They have quickly gone from niche to mainstream as both fabricators and installers have come to recognise that they now represent a very real profit opportunity.
I think Mila will surprise a few people at the FIT Show with a stand devoted to just one single product – the brand new Avia secure smart lock from Mighton Products.
Mila has recently been appointed as the exclusive UK trade distributor for this innovative smart lock. So, with so much buzz at this year’s FIT Show around smart technology and the profit potential which it presents for fabricators and installers, it’s the perfect opportunity for us to join forces with Mighton to showcase exactly why we think this lock is the best smart solution for our customers.
I’ve no doubt that there will be lots of fabricators and installers working in the retail market heading to the FIT Show this month with the specific intention of identifying the perfect smart lock for their businesses.
There’s huge momentum building around this technology at the moment and it obviously represents a great opportunity to increase margins on new business and, if you choose the right product, to revisit previous installations and generate profitable repeat business as well.
Looking at the FIT Show exhibitor list though, fabricators and installers could almost find themselves spoilt for choice. As well as the established names, there are several new entrants to the market all promising something slightly different.
Proving once again that ‘there’s more to Mila’, the industry’s leading hardware specialist has expanded its marketing team with the appointment of Laura Chapman as a digital design and marketing executive.
With a degree in media design and a background in the home improvement sector, Laura brings the perfect blend of technical skills and real world experience to her new role.