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Mighton achieve SBD Secure Connected Device accreditation for multiple products

Mighton have become one of the first companies to achieve the Secured by Design (SBD) Secure Connected Device accreditation, with four of their products achieving the required standard for both their physical and cyber security attributes.

Mighton’s Avia Key Fob, Avia Motion Sensor, Avia Smart Socket and Avia Window/Door Sensor have all achieved the accreditation.

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Mighton is a family-owned business based in Cambridgeshire. Established in 1983 by Mike Derham, it is a market-leading window hardware manufacturer with over 2,000 products online. Avia is Mighton's latest product development, the ultimate secure smart home security system available for multipoint locking doors. Designed to an extremely high standard, Avia offers complete peace of mind for a home.

Michelle Kradolfer, SBD’s IoT Technical Officer, said: “I am delighted that Mighton have become one of the first companies to achieve the Secure Connected Device accreditation and have demonstrated that their products have undergone and achieved the appropriate IoT standards and certifications. With the rise in IoT and smart devices being sold in the UK market, now more than ever it is essential for companies to play their part in ensuring IoT products are built securely to protect their consumers.

“Obtaining the Secure Connected Device accreditation builds confidence and trust in Mighton’s products 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.”

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Mike Derham Chairman of Mighton Products said “When we set about developing the Avia range, one of our primary objectives was that it had to offer the very best levels of security for both its electronic and its mechanical elements. Consumers will only trust smart products to protect their homes if they can be assured that their homes are as secure as possible. Secured by Design (SBD) accreditation is, by definition, approved to the 'Police Preferred Specification' and therefore the approval process is rigorous and requires products be tested to the highest standards. We are proud to have that approval and be part of the Secured by Design initiative.”

You can find out more about Mighton’s Avia Key Fob, Avia Motion Sensor, Avia Smart Socket and Avia Window/Door Sensor, along with the rest of their extensive range of SBD accredited products here:

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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 many 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.

This year SBD has 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 achieving the relevant IoT standards and certifications.

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