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Yale SensCheck™ achieves SBD ‘Secure Connected Device’ accreditation

Yale is thrilled to announce that another product from its portfolio has achieved the Secured by Design (SBD) ‘Secure Connected Device’ accreditation, with its SensCheck™ Door and Window Sensors achieving the required standard for both physical and cyber security attributes.

The SBD ‘Secure Connected Device’ accreditation guarantees that the Yale SensCheck™ Door and Window Sensor range has achieved the highest level of security for internet-connected products as well as meeting traditional physical security standards, providing users with a label of trust.  To achieve this the sensors underwent rigorous testing to ensure they function and communicate as they should, and that the appropriate security controls are in place.

The Yale SensCheck™ range utilises smart technology to provide homeowners with ‘instant connected security status’, enabling them to protect the things that matter most and be sure of their door and window security for instant peace of mind. It allows the homeowner to be notified via the Yale Smart Living Home App if their doors are open or closed, locked or unlocked, and whether their windows are closed, open or in the night vent position.

Senscheck Door Sensors

Paul Atkinson, Managing Director at Yale, comments: “Having recently achieved the ‘Secure Connected Device’ accreditation for our Yale Conexis L1 Smart Lock. We were delighted that the Yale SensCheck™ Door and Window Sensor range has now also received the same endorsement from Secured by Design. The backing of this reputable, trusted independent initiative helps to reinforce to homeowners that our products have been tested to highest standards.

“With more and more people starting to invest in smart home technology and creating smart ecosystems, the SensCheck™ range provides a fresh competitive advantage for fabricators and installers.”

As well as checking the door or window status, SensCheck™ can be set to give a chime when the window or door status changes.  SensCheck™ is also compatible with leading voice partners Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant enabling homeowners to ask a variety of commands, such as “Alexa, is my front door locked?” and “Alexa, is my bedroom window open?”.

12 Senscheck Window Sensors

Michelle Kradolfer, SBD’s IoT Technical Officer, comments: “Yale were one of the first companies to achieve the ‘Secure Connected Device’ accreditation with their Conexis L1 smart door lock and to have followed this in such quick succession with the SensCheck™ accreditation is a fantastic achievement. We hope other companies will take note and follow in Yale’s footsteps in developing IoT products safely for the UK market”.

SBD’s is the only way for companies to obtain police recognition for security-related products in the UK. SBD launched the ‘Secure Connected Device’ accreditation this year for companies providing Internet of Things (IoT) connected products. The initiative works 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.

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