Twelve further products have achieved the Secured by Design (SBD) Secure Connected Device accreditation, achieving the required standard for their physical and cyber security attributes.
Head of product management Kevin Spencer said: “As we continue to see more homeowners across the UK utilising the many benefits of smart security devices, it’s important that consumers have confidence in the products they’re using, whilst also offering the highest level of security for their homes.
“As a trusted security brand with over 180 years of experience in the security market, it’s important that we are leading the way in the industry to ensure all products meet the necessary security standards. Secured by Design is a reliable independent initiative that homeowners know they can trust.
Michelle Kradolfer, SBD’s IoT technical officer, said: “I am so delighted that Yale has achieved the Secure Connected Device accreditation for further 12 of their products, clearly demonstrating that they have achieved the appropriate IoT standards and certifications. This sends a clear message to industry about the importance of IoT security and will build confidence and trust in their product from their consumers.”
The newly accredited products are:
PIR/Pet Friendly PIR
Water Leak Sensor
SensCheck Door Sensor
SensCheck Window Sensor
Earlier this year, SBD launched a Secure Connected Device accreditation for companies providing Internet of Things (IoT) connected products. With the increase in IoT products available and a growing ecosystem of interconnected devices, cyber criminals are targeting and exploiting vulnerabilities of both products and apps, as most are mass-produced without security being a major consideration. Without the appropriate levels of security, any internet connected device or app is at risk of providing cyber criminals with the ‘key’ in accessing and stealing personal data.