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The SBD Secure Connected Device accreditation

In 2022 Secured by Design aunched a ‘Secure Connected Device’ accreditation for companies providing Internet of Things (IoT) connected products.  

The rise of the IoT and smart devices has revolutionised the way we live our lives, at home and at work, with many smart devices allowing you to control them remotely. Whether it is a doorbell, door locking system, lightbulb, voice assistant (Alexa, Siri), kitchen appliance or children’s toy, everything connected to the internet falls under this category.

However, without the appropriate levels of security, any internet connected device or app is at risk of providing cyber criminals with the ‘key’ to access these devices. Now more than ever, it’s important to ensure that all IoT products have the right security in place to protect consumers and reduce the risk of them falling victim to cyber crime.

If you are an SBD member company or a company looking for SBD membership, it will be a requirement for any IoT connected product or service to not only meet traditional physical security standards, but to also meet the requirements of the ‘Secure Connected Device’ accreditation scheme.

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 the companies as leading by example and the products as having achieved the relevant IoT standards and certifications.

A number of companies have already achieved the ‘Secure Connected Device’ accreditation for their products.

SBD is the only way for companies to obtain police recognition for security-related products in the UK. To find out more about the SBD ‘Secure Connected Device’ accreditation, visit