These are an essential part of selecting the correct security. To assist with the comparison of standards where different risk levels apply, we have published the following guides in conjunction with the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB):
Security products without the benefit of a suitable public test standard may be accepted having passed the BSI evaluation based on research by a technical authority acceptable to Secured by Design e.g. Forensic services, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory or Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre and Thatcham.
Sold Secure is administered by the Master Locksmiths Association. Approval is classified into 3 main categories; Bronze, Silver & Gold (with an addition of Diamond for certain product types). The categories reflect the amount of time allocated per test and the type of tools used. This can vary depending on what test is specified.
The higher the grading (Bronze is the lowest) the higher the security provided by the product. They offer a range of specifications, including SS101 Motorcycles, SS102 Motor Vehicle, SS104 Pedal Cycles, SS105 Ground Anchors and SS323 Fences/Gates.
Internet of Things (IOT)
The Internet of Things (IOT) has revolutionised the way we live our lives. Whether it’s a lock, doorbell, lightbulb, voice assistant (Alexa, Siri), CCTV, everything connected to the internet falls under this category.
You may think of it as a “smart device”. Many smart devices have a huge capability but neglect security. Cyber criminals will exploit this vulnerability to infiltrate an otherwise secure network or simply use the devices themselves.
If you are a company looking for SBD membership, it will be necessary not only to meet the specific physical security requirements, but if your product incorporates the above then you will need to meet our requirements to obtain the new Secure Connected Device accreditation to ensure that your product or service have achieved the appropriate level of IoT standards and certifications.
Further advice and information can be obtained from the SBD Development Officer.
If you are a homeowner or are looking for advice on reducing the threat on your IoT devices of cyber criminals, please visit the ’Cyber Security’ section within our Crime Prevention Advice Hub via the link below, which will provide detailed advice across a number of cyber topics to improve your security within your home or business: