YALE has announced that its Conexis L1 has become the first smart lock to adhere to the new TS621:2018 standard, created by the Door and Hardware Federation, and now recognised by the BSI with Kitemark status.
To comply with the new standard, smart locks must meet mechanical security requirements, as per traditional British Standard locks. These tests include the PAS24:2016 attack testing and the TS007 3-star cylinder attack test.
British Standard smart locks also require a mechanical release on the inside of the door, that doesn't require electronics, to ensure an easy escape in the event of a fire.
The new electro-mechanical part of the standard requires the smart lock to be attacked by MLA locksmiths, to ensure it cannot be manipulated and compromise the security of the lock. Finally, the electronic hacking tests are designed to test the electronic security of the lock to ensure it is secure against all relevant hacking methods.