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Yale Smart Home products achieve SBD standard

November 4, 2022

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Twelve further Yale Smart Home products have achieved the Secured by Design (SBD) Secure Connected Device accreditation.

This mean they have achieved the required standard for their physical and cyber security attributes.

The twelve products are:
• Yale Smart Home External Siren
• Yale Smart Home Hub 3.0
• Yale Smart Home Key FOB
• Yale Smart Home Keypad
• Yale Smart Home Multisensory
• Yale Smart Home Panic Button
• Yale Smart Home PIR/Pet Friendly PIR
• Yale Smart Home Power Switch
• Yale Smart Home Water Leak Sensor
• Yale Smart Home Window/Door Contact
• Yale Smart Home SensCheck Door Sensor
• Yale Smart Home SensCheck Window Sensor

Yale’s Conexis L1 Smart Lock was one of the very first products to achieve the SBD Secure Connected Device accreditation earlier this year, with the further twelve products showcasing Yale’s dedication to providing safe and secure products for homes across the globe.

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.”

Kevin Spencer, Head of Product Management at Yale UK, said: “We are very pleased to hear that 12 more of Yale’s smart products have achieved the Secured by Design ‘Secure Connected Device’ accreditation.

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“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.

“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.”

SBD operates an accreditation scheme on behalf of the UK Police Service for products or services that have met recognised security standards.

These products or services – which must be capable of deterring or preventing crime – are known as being of a ‘Police Preferred Specification’.

There are hundreds of companies who produce thousands of individual attack resistant crime prevention products, in more than 30 different categories, which have met the exacting standards of the Police Preferred Specification.

This includes doors, windows, external storage, bicycle and motorcycle security, locks and hardware, asset marking, alarms, CCTV, safes, perimeter security products and many others.

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.

Working closely with certifying bodies, who assess IoT products and services against the ETSI EN 303 645, SBD’s IoT Device assessment framework identifies the level of risk associated with an IoT device and its ecosystem, providing recommendations on the appropriate certification routes.

Once third-party testing and independent certification for a product has been achieved, the company can apply to become SBD members, with the product receiving the SBD ‘Secure Connected Device’ accreditation, a unique and recognisable accreditation that will highlight products as having achieved the relevant IoT standards and certifications.

SBD is the only way for companies to obtain police recognition for security-related products in the UK.

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