Responding to the need for easy-to-operate, easy-to-maintain products, Milgard developed the innovative SmartTouch® window lock and door handle. SmartTouch hardware is in the forefront of an important new trend in home design known as “aging in place.” With so many baby boomers approaching their senior years, this technology and others are enabling people to live independently in their own homes longer and more comfortably. Milgard is committed to developing innovative products and solutions for this fast-growing market.
Milgard has earned an Arthritis Foundation Ease-of-Use Commendation for the innovation and universal design of SmartTouch® hardware as well as the prestigious International Design Excellence (IDEA) award from the Industrial Designers Society of America.
SmartTouch® Window Lock
Streamlined and Intuitive – The SmartTouch window lock mechanism is incorporated into the window sash for a sleek, low-profile design. It operates effortlessly. One smooth, single motion opens or closes the window, and locks it. No pinching, squeezing or twisting.
Security at a Glance – SmartTouch offers peace of mind your customers can see. When the handle is down, the window is locked. When the handle is up, the window is unlocked. It’s easy to use for all ages and physical abilities.
Stronger and 25% Better – The lock assembly is made from die-cast zinc so it’s not only tough, it’s built to last. Using AAMA certification, testing guidelines, independent lab engineers demonstrated that the SmartTouch lock exceeds rigorous California forced-entry codes by 25%.
The SmartTouch® window lock is available on Tuscany® Series, Montecito® Series and Essence Series® product lines.
SmartTouch® Door Handle
Sleek and Ergonomic – The SmartTouch handle has a sleek, ergonomic design and hidden lock mechanism. A simple one-touch motion unlocks, opens and closes the door, making it accessible and usable for all ages.
Exceeds Forced-Entry Codes – The SmartTouch handle’s lock and grip combination exceeds all California forced-entry requirements, which are among the most rigorous in the nation.
The SmartTouch® door handle is available on Tuscany® Series and Montecito® Series sliding patio doors.
In 2014, Milgard introduced a secondary lock for patio doors — an industry first. SmartTouch® Bolt is a fully integrated steel bolt that secures the sliding patio door firmly into the top frame with the flip of a lever. As an added benefit, SmartTouch Bolt can let the fresh air in while keeping the door secure in a vented position.
The SmartTouch® bolt is available on Tuscany® Series, Montecito® Series and Essence Series® sliding doors.
Homeowners can opt for Milgard’s SecurityMAX package, which includes a multi-point locking system paired with SmartTouch® Bolt. The multi-point lock is activated with a single motion of the SmartTouch door handle, engaging four locking points and securing the door in the top frame, bottom track and at the handle. Together, SmartTouch Bolt and the multi-point locking system provide five points of security on your patio door.*