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Kubu Smart Security range achieves SBD Secure Connected Device accreditation

Specialists in the design, manufacture and distribution of hardware and electronics solutions for an ever-changing market, Avantis Hardware’s sister company Kubu Smart has achieved the Secured by Design (SBD) Secure Connected Device accreditation for their Smart Security technology.

With the Kubu Smart Security range, Avantis has combined its knowledge of locking systems, electronics and windows and doors to look at smart hardware from a totally different angle.

Every ‘Works with Kubu’ Door and Window Lock is fitted with special components that give homeowners the option to purchase a Kubu Sensor and Home Hub to make their doors and windows smart.

Homeowners will be able to check the security status of their doors and windows, receive real-time notifications, set schedules, share statuses with friends and family, and get notified as they leave their home without locking up - all through an app on their phone.

Michelle Kradolfer, the SBD National Manager, said: “I am delighted that the Kubu Smart Security range have achieved the Secure Connected Device accreditation, achieving the required standard for both their physical and cyber security attributes. With the rise in IoT and smart devices being sold in the UK market, and the government mandating compliance with the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Act 2022 by 29th April 2024, it is essential for companies to ensure IoT products are built securely to protect their consumers.

“Obtaining the Secure Connected Device accreditation builds confidence and trust in the Kubu Smart Security range and we hope that other companies within the industry and beyond will take note of this achievement and follow in their footsteps in producing safe IoT products for the UK market.”

Ryan Bromly, co-founder of Kubu Smart, said: “We are immensely proud that Kubu has achieved the 'Secure Connected Device' accreditation from Secured by Design. Earning this accreditation underscores our dedication to providing homeowners with smart security solutions that are not only innovative but also rigorously tested and trusted. We are excited about the future, knowing that our products meet the highest standards of safety and reliability, ensuring peace of mind for our customers.”

You can find out more about the Kubu Smart Security range, along with the rest of the Avantis range of SBD accredited products here.

How can SBD’s Secure Connected Device accreditation help with compliance with the government legislation?

Secured by Design’s (SBD) Secure Connected Device accreditation scheme, developed in consultation with the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), helps companies to get their products appropriately assessed against all 13 provisions of the ETSI EN 303 645 standard, a requirement that goes beyond the Government’s legislation so that companies can not only demonstrate their compliance with the legislation but help protect themselves, their products and customers.

The SBD Secure Connected Device IoT Assessment identifies the level of risk associated with an IoT device and its ecosystem, providing recommendations on the appropriate certification routes with one of the SBD approved certification bodies. 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’s Secure Connected Device accreditation, a unique and recognisable accreditation that will highlight products as having achieved the relevant IoT standards and certification.

Compliance with the Secure Connected Device accreditation sends a clear message to the wider industry of the importance of IoT security and companies accredited to this SBD standard will lead by example and be at the forefront of the IoT revolution and in doing so will help to keep their customers and the public safer from the risk of a cyber breach.

The Secure Connected Device accreditation is the only way for companies to obtain police recognition for the security of their IoT products in the UK.

Find out more on SBD’s Secure Connected Device accreditation and the companies who have achieved it to date at