Press release

Private customers / 20.09.2016

"Excellent Protection" rating for devolo Home Control. AV-TEST awards best grade once again for effective security concept.

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When it comes to the topic of smart homes, one of the most frequently asked questions is about data and transmission security. Customers want a solution that not only makes their everyday life easier and helps save energy, but they especially expect one that is protected against any unauthorised access. This is why devolo does not depend on just its own experts while developing Home Control. The system is also reviewed regularly by independent IT security specialists. The German test lab AV-TEST has carefully re-examined devolo Home Control in a comprehensive series of tests and the result in 2016, as in the past, is clear: devolo Home Control is "Secure" and has received the best overall rating of "Excellent Protection."

Security for the smart home at all levels

devolo Home Control ensures security for your home with smart components such as its Siren and Motion Sensor. Furthermore, system development has put a stronger focus on data security. The Z-Wave wireless standard forms a secure foundation because the devolo Home Control Central Unit only communicates with components that have been linked to the system using a pairing process. In addition, all communication from the devolo Home Control Central Unit to the mydevolo cloud uses a TLS encryption. As another advantage, devolo Home Control gives you the ability to operate the entire system offline in case a cloud connection is unwanted or your Internet connection fails.
These and other security functions underscore the benefits of more than twelve years of experience in network technology and encryption methods at the Aachen-based manufacturer. This expertise has now earned devolo Home Control the rating of "Excellent Protection" from leading test lab AV-TEST for the second time in a row.

Secure now and in future: devolo Home Control

For years, devolo—as a pioneer in Powerline data communication—has been home of the largest PLC research and R&D departments in the world. Today, more than 40% of the employees at the corporate headquarters in Aachen work in the area of development and thus on the continuous improvement of secure home networking.

Seal of approval by renowned IT security specialists

The long-time experience and large number of renowned customers exemplify the high quality and reliability of this seal of approval: Nearly all internationally active manufacturers of anti-virus software rely on the expertise of AV-TEST. More than 30 highly skilled specialists currently work on certification and stress tests, malware research and the creation of detailed security analyses of highly diverse applications for the IT security specialist based in Magdeburg, Germany.

You can find more information about devolo Home Control at www.devolo.de/home-control and information about AV-TEST and the test methods utilised at https://www.av-test.org.