Hardware expert VBH has added the Invicta shootbolt locking system for outward opening windows to its greenteQ range of premium quality window and door hardware and furniture.

Invicta has been successfully tested to PAS24 on a number of profiles and is suitable for windows where a high-security locking system is required.

The system consists of a gearbox, in a choice of industry-standard 20 or 22mm backsets, and a series of extensions to cover sash sizes up to 1540mm.

The extensions are connected to the gearbox and secured in place by an attractive central cover plate, which clearly announces the shootbolt as a greenteQ product.

The shootbolts themselves can be set to project by 15mm through the striker plate and penetrate into the profile if desired, or to a lesser projection if preferred.

A comprehensive range of night vent mushroom strikers and shootbolt strikers is available.

VBH Marketing Manager Gary Gleeson says “Invicta sits alongside our other greenteQ casement window products including Alpha handles, Delta hinges and Q-Vents to give fabricators the option of going for a full greenteQ window package.

“The Invicta name was chosen for two reasons. As well as being the name of the rampant white horse which is the symbol of our home county of Kent, Invicta is also Latin for unconquered or unvanquished, which is very apt when you see how well it performs during PAS24 testing.”

The greenteQ Invicta shootbolt is covered by the Q-secure homeowner security guarantee scheme, which promises to pay the homeowner up to £8000 in compensation if a break in is successfully achieved due to hardware failure. To find out more about Invicta or Q-secure, visit www.vbhgb.com or www.qsecure.co.uk, email sales@vbhgb.com, or call 01634 263263.