Aico Gateway kitemarked by British Standards Institution

British Standards Institution

Aico are pleased to announce the official Kitemark certification of their SmartLINK Gateway from the British Standards Institution (BSI).

This is a significant accolade for market leader in domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide protection Aico, as the SmartLINK Gateway is the first product of its kind to have third party certification. Aico’s innovative SmartLINK Gateway provides access to real-time data insight into the status of the Smoke, Heat and Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm systems across entire housing stock. Using its built-in GSM data connection, the Gateway utilises Aico’s next generation of wireless technology to report events including Fire/CO activations and alarm head removals as they happen to the SmartLINK cloud portal, for full visibility and remote monitoring.

The SmartLINK Gateway has achieved the BSI Kitemark for Internet of Things (IoT) Commercial, a multi-faceted Kitemark that examines the product and associated system and process in its entirety. In the case of Aico’s Gateway, the BSI tested the connectivity and communications within the SmartLINK system, the associated mobile app and cloud portal, as well as the data encryption and security of the system. Findings demonstrated that the SmartLINK Gateway stores data in a secure way and does not use weak encryption algorithms for communications, safety functions are maintained in the event of system failure and the system utilised OTA (Over the Air) updates with appropriate policy in place.

Product Development Manager for Aico, Michael Wright comments “We are delighted to have received Kitemark certification for the SmartLINK Gateway. We welcome third party certification for IoT products such as the Gateway and achieving this is due recognition of the communications performance and security of the product”.

The BSI Kitemark is a renowned mark of quality, demonstrating that a product has been thoroughly and rigorously assessed and proven to meet recognised industry standards. It represents quality, safety and reliability of product.

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