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Mighton showcase SBD accredited Avia Secure Smart Lock

Secured by Design (SBD) member company Mighton Products showcased its Avia Secure Smart Lock at the prestigious FIT Show in May. The product has achieved SBD’s Secure Connected Device accreditation, having the required standard for both its physical and cyber security attributes.

The Avia Secure Smart Lock boasts a range of innovative and class leading security features and benefits and comes complete with 2 star external handle and 3 star cylinder. 

Using the highly secure Apple HomeKit platform, Mighton’s design team analysed every detail and put the lock through the most rigorous of test environments to ensure a product that is genuinely exceptional. The Avia Secure Smart Lock 

  • Uses Apple HomeKit technology and Bluetooth
  • Works with iPhone, fob, keypad, iPad, the Apple smartwatch
  • Features manual key override
  • Works with most handle operated multipoint locking doors
  • Can be operated ‘locally’ via Bluetooth and remotely by cloud technology with compatible Apple equipment
  • Is protected against ‘man in the middle’ attacks
  • Is quick and easy to install
  • Gives total control so access can be shared with family and friends via the app

Michelle Kradolfer, SBD’s IoT Technical Officer, said: “I am delighted that Mighton’s Avia Secure Smart Lock has achieved the Secure Connected Device accreditation, adding to their range of Avia products which have already achieved the accreditation.

“It is vitally important to ensure that all IoT products have the right level of security in place to protect consumers and reduce the risk of them falling victim to cyber crime and Mighton’s compliance with the Secure Connected Device accreditation sends a clear message that they recognise the importance of IoT security and are leading by example when it comes to keeping their customers and the public safe.” 

Mike Derham Chairman of Mighton Products said “SBD Accreditation is very important to us at Mighton, for all of our relevant products. But as smart locks and related home security products are still relatively new to homeowners, it is more important than ever that they have meaningful and recognisable standards by which they may make important choices. The Secure Connected Device marque is particularly important in that context.” 


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.

You can find out more about Mighton’s range of Avia products, along with the rest of their extensive range of SBD accredited products, here

Secured by Design accreditation scheme 

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. 

Secure Connected Device accreditation 

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. 

Government legislation 

Connectable consumer products have previously had to comply with existing regulation to ensure that they will not directly cause physical harm from issues such as overheating, environmental damage or electrical interference. They have not however been regulated to protect consumers from cyber harm such as loss of privacy and personal data. To close this regulatory gap, the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Act 2022, which seeks to address the issue of insecure technology, was enacted into law in December 2022.  Businesses will need to be compliant with PSTI Act from the 29th of April 2024. 

The Act requires manufacturers, importers and distributors to ensure that minimum security requirements are met in relation to consumer connectable products that are available to consumers and provides a robust regulatory framework that can adapt and remain effective in the face of rapid technological advancement, the evolving techniques employed by malicious actors, and the broader international regulatory landscape.

The new law applies to all consumer IoT products. 

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