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Internet of Things (IoT) Security

Secured by Design (SBD) is the official police security initiative, owned by the UK Police Service. SBD operates an accreditation scheme on behalf of the UK Police Service for products or services that have met recognised security standards.

 As life and business in the 21st century has become increasingly reliant on being connected to the internet, we have seen an increase in products known as Internet of Things (IoT), these could be doorbells, smart locks, lightbulbs or voice assistants (Alexa, Siri).

The scheme highlights products that have achieved the appropriate IoT standards / certifications, helping manufacturers comply with government legislation around the security of their products, keeping UK users safe and helping them make better informed choices when buying such devices.

The IoT landscape has developed drastically over the last decade:

In 2020, the average UK household had around

10.3 internet connected devices

1 in 5

UK consumers bought a new digital device during lockdown.

In the first half of 2021, around

1.51 billion attacks

were made on IoT devices, which doubled from the year before

The number of internet connected devices across the world has increased to 35 billion and that number continues to rise with the prediction being

75 billion by 2025

  • Yale

    “As we continue to see more homeowners across the UK utilising the many benefits of smart security devices, it's important that consumers have confidence in the products they’re using, whilst also offering the highest level of security for their homes”

  • Yale

    "The backing of this reputable, trusted independent initiative helps to reinforce to homeowners that our products have been tested to highest standards"

  • Mighton

    “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

    “Consumers will only trust smart products to protect their homes if they can be assured that their homes are as secure as possible”

  • ERA

    “TouchKey presents the next generation in smarter door security. It was therefore crucial that the product was certified to the highest possible standard to provide door manufacturers and their customers with complete peace of mind and confidence in its capabilities”

  • Kubu Smart Security

    "Earning this accreditation underscores our dedication to providing homeowners with smart security solutions that are not only innovative but also rigorously tested and trusted”

  • Abloy UK

    “This achievement underscores our unwavering commitment to providing cutting-edge solutions that meet the highest standards of safety and reliability”