Milgard Honored for SmartTouch

July 9, 2012

The Industrial Designer Society of America has recognized Milgard Windows & Doors with an International Design Excellence Award for the SmartTouch patio door handle.

Available on the manufacturer's Tuscany and Montecito Series vinyl sliding doors, the SmartTouch handle was designed to engage with one-touch operation when unlocking, opening and closing. The simple operation makes the door accessible and usable for all ages. The lock and handle combination exceeds all California forced-entry requirements, which are among the most rigorous codes in the nation, the manufacturer points out.

The lock has also been recognized with an Ease of Use Commendation by the Arthritis Foundation.