September 28, 2022

Yale Achieves SBD Secure Connected Device Accreditation

SBD announced that Yale has become one of the first companies to earn its Secure Connected Device accreditation, for its Conexis L1 smart lock

Yale’s Conexis L1 smart lock has earned SBD Secure Connected Device accreditation for its physical security and cybersecurity attributes.

With home security at the forefront of its design, the Conexis L1 smart lock has achieved SBD Secure Connected Device accreditation, ensuring it has achieved the highest level of security for internet-connected products and meets to traditional physical security standards, providing users with a label of trust.

To achieve this, Yale’s smart alarm systems have undergone rigorous testing to ensure that they function and communicate as they should, and that the appropriate security controls are in place.

The Conexis L1 smart lock allows the user to check in from anywhere in the world

Yale’s Conexis L1 smart lock is designed to put the user in control of their home’s security, giving them complete peace of mind that their home is secure.

Unlike a traditional lock, the Conexis L1 smart lock allows the user to check in from anywhere in the world and receive real-time notifications in the event of an unexpected door unlock. Tailored to individual needs, access to a property can be obtained in a variety of ways – via key fob, key card, phone or smartphone when using the Yale app.

Users can manage who enters their property through the Conexis L1 app

Users can send virtual keys so that friends and family members can access a home, even when the user is not around.

Once granted access, users can manage who can enter the property by disabling or removing users through the Conexis L1 app. Virtual keys can be programmed or made permanent for ultimate control of a home.

The Conexis L1 smart door lock uses encrypted Bluetooth technology and has a burglar alarm, so it sounds an alarm when someone tries to gain access, providing an additional deterrent effect. Smartly connected, the Conexis L1 digital door lock also works with leading voice assistants Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

Developing IoT products securely for the UK market

Michelle Kradolfer, IoT Technical Manager at SBD, said: “There has been an exponential increase in IoT and smart devices being used in the average UK household, but most are not being produced without giving serious thought to the security and leaving consumers vulnerable to cyberattacks.

“Therefore, companies with IoT products need to ensure that they are developed as securely as possible and tested to the appropriate standards and certifications.

“I am delighted that Yale has become one of the first companies to achieve Secure Connected Device accreditation and to clearly demonstrate that the Conexis L1 smart door lock has achieved the appropriate IoT standards and certifications, thereby building trust in its product. We hope other companies will take note of this achievement and follow in Yale’s footsteps by developing safe IoT products for the UK market.”

A reputable and trusted independent initiative

Kevin Spencer, Head of Product Management at Yale UK, added: “With more and more homes starting to invest in smart home technology and creating smart ecosystems, it is essential that our security products smart devices not only provide convenience but also the highest level of security for our customers.

“We are delighted that the Yale Conexis L1 smart lock is one of the first products to earn the Secured by Design “Secure Connected Device” accreditation. At Yale, it is extremely important to us to provide consumers with security products that meet the standards established by a reputable and trusted independent initiative, such as Secured by Design.

SBD operates an accreditation scheme on behalf of the UK Police Service for products or services that meet recognized safety standards. These products or services – which must be capable of deterring or preventing crime – are known as part of a “police preferred specification”.

There are several hundred companies that produce thousands of individual attack resistant crime prevention products, in over 30 different categories, that have met the exacting standards of the police’s preferred specification.

This includes doors, windows, external storage, bicycle and motorbike security, locks and hardware, asset tagging, alarms, CCTV, safes, perimeter security products and more. ‘others.

SBD has launched an accreditation for companies providing Internet of Things (IoT) products

This year, SBD launched a Secure Connected Device accreditation for companies providing Internet of Things (IoT) connected products.

With the increase in available IoT products and a growing ecosystem of interconnected devices, cybercriminals are targeting and exploiting vulnerabilities in products and applications, as most are mass-produced without security being a major consideration.

Without the appropriate levels of security, any Internet-connected device or application risks providing cybercriminals with the “key” to access and steal personal data.

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

Once third-party testing and independent certification of a product has been completed, the company can apply for SBD membership, with the product receiving SBD Secure Connected Device Accreditation, a unique and recognizable accreditation that will highlight products as having achieved the relevant IoT standards. and certificates.

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