Avia Secure smart lock achieves DHF TS621:2018 accreditation

The Avia Secure smart door lock from Mighton Products has been awarded DHF TS621:2018 accreditation, underlining the quality of its electronic and mechanical security.

The testing criteria for this latest standard was introduced by the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) following growing demand for a trusted, third-party certification of residential smart and electronic door locks.

To achieve DHF TS621:2018 accreditation, locks are subjected to a series of rigorous tests designed to accurately simulate a criminal attack. These include an assessment for general vulnerability, including resistance to drilling as well as to dust and moisture, plus the provision of an interior mechanical override due to function failure or power loss, as well as their capacity to withstand an electromechanical attack.

This includes a test to demonstrate compliance to European Council Directives on PIN codes, access cards and biometrics as well as resistance to malicious remote or electronic manipulation from a third-party device.

The award-winning Avia Secure multi-point lock, which boasts a number of advanced, smart features, is also PAS 24:2016 approved and is part of the Avia Secure family of smart security products, many of which have also achieved a number of respected security accreditations.

The Avia Secure smart casement handle for instance, which is available in a range of finishes, is Secured by Design approved, while the Avia Secure smart socket, which allows users to programme remote scheduling or monitor energy usage, comes with BSI approval.

All products in the Avia Secure family, which also include options for a smart sash fastener and smart window & door sensors, plus a state-of-the-art PIR motion sensor, are also fully compatible with Apple’s HomeKit and the Apple operating system, which is widely regarded to be the most cyber secure ecosystem available.

Mighton Products chairman, Mike Derham, commented: “From its inception, we recognised how important it would be for the Avia Secure multi-point smart lock to offer an unbeatable combination of electronic and traditional, mechanical security.

“Smart enabled devices have become increasingly popular with consumers in recent years, and are now integrated in one form or another into most people’s homes. These can range from smart speakers to smart TVs but smart locks are a slightly different proposition because they need to offer more than just added convenience.

“Homeowners need to be able to trust that they are robust enough to actually secure their property,” he continued.

“With the latest DHF TS621:2018 accreditation, combined with existing PAS 24:2016 approval and compatibility with Apple HomeKit, our customers have a huge advantage with which to maximise sales opportunities to tech hungry consumers.”