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‘First’ claim for smart standard
September 2019

MIGHTON has been presented with a certificate from the British Standards Institution after its Avia Apple HomeKit smart lock became the first ever product to receive the ETSI TS 103 645 accreditation, the Government’s Code of Practice for consumer Internet of Things (IoT) security.

The internationally-recognised Code of Practice was introduced by the UK Government in October 2018, in response to growing concern about the cyber security of smart enabled devices in the home. The standard both helps to ensure the privacy and security of consumers when using their smart home products and is also designed to prevent the threat of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that are launched from poorly secured IoT devices.

Mighton’s chairman, Mike Derham, and marketing director, Jim Herrington, received the award from the BSI’s global digital and connected product certification director, David Mudd; BSI UK & Ireland managing director, Anne Scorey; and IoT business development manager, Stephen Thomas. David Mudd said: “Well done to Mighton Products for achieving compliance to the first globally-applicable standard for consumer IoT security. Best practice is more than just good encryption, strong passwords and addressing other system design issues, it’s also about responsible disclosure, software support and effective user guidance. It’s great to see companies taking this fully on board.”

Avia – which carries PAS 24 accreditation and features 256-bit data encryption for enhanced security – is the first Apple HomeKit lever operated smart multipoint lock. Available to UK trade customers exclusively through Mila it is a ‘full function’ lock that can be controlled using iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, keypad and fob as well as a traditional key and TS 007 3-star cylinder. Access via facial recognition can be activated by an optional accessory.

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