Responding to consumer needs for products that are easy to operate and maintain, Milgard developed the innovative SmartTouch window lock, door handle and bolt lock.
It’s the easiest, smartest way to lock and unlock a window and also assures you that when your window is closed, it’s locked.
Streamlined and intuitive.
The SmartTouch window lock is incorporated into the window sash for a sleek, low-profile design. It operates effortlessly: one smooth, single motion opens or closes the window. No pinching, squeezing or twisting. Designed to engage with simple one-touch operation and locking, it’s easy to use for all ages and physical abilities. So easy that it received the Arthritis Foundation Ease-of-Use Commendation for its innovation and universal design.
When the handle is down, the window is locked. When the handle is up, the window is unlocked. Since 90 percent of all residential break-ins result from windows that are inadvertently left unlocked, SmartTouch truly offers peace of mind you can see.
Using AAMA certification testing guidelines, independent lab engineers demonstrated that the SmartTouch lock exceeds rigorous California forced-entry codes by 25 percent. The SmartTouch window lock exceeds homeowner requirements, too. The lock assembly is made from die-cast zinc so it’s not only tough; it’s built to last.
SmartTouch® Door Handle
Milgard’s patented SmartTouch® door handle is so easy to operate, it received the Arthritis Foundation Ease-of-Use Commendation. The lock and handle also increases security with a tough locking mechanism that exceeds all California forced-entry requirements. The SmartTouch door handle is available exclusively on our Tuscany® Series and Montecito® Series vinyl sliding patio doors.
The lock mechanism is hidden, allowing you to focus on the sleek, ergonomic handle design. Simple one-touch motion unlocks, opens and closes the door, making it accessible and easy to use for all ages and physical abilities.
SecurityMAX™ Package and SmartTouch Bolt
Milgard introduces our most advanced security and locking system — the NEW SecurityMAX package exclusively for Tuscany® Series and Montecito® Series sliding patio doors.
The SecurityMAX package includes the multi-point locking system paired with the new, innovative SmartTouch® Bolt, a fully integrated, easy-to-use steel bolt that secures your 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 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.*
Whether you are home or away, the SecurityMAX package will help keep your family safer.
* Locks are designed to improve security but are not guaranteed to keep intruders out under all circumstances.
Aging in Place
The SmartTouch hardware is in the vanguard of an important new trend in home design know 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.
Ease-of-Use White Paper (262KB pdf)