Press release

Private customers / 25.06.2018

Smart home security put to the test - Best grade for devolo Home Control for the 4th time in a row

Smart home security put to the test - Best grade for devolo Home Control for the 4th time in a row

Smart-home users want a solution that provides greater comfort and convenience, helps them save energy and adds security to their homes. Data communication and personal data storage should comply with the highest security standards, too. Because of this, external IT security professionals regularly put devolo Home Control products through rigorous tests. AV-TEST, the leading European test lab, has taken another look at devolo Home Control. The result is clear: devolo Home Control is secure. It has received the best grade, "Excellent Protection," for the fourth time in a row.

Protected against third-party access

Integrating smart technology into your home means that an increasing number of household appliances such as radiator thermostats, hygrometers and sirens are connected to the Internet. This is why data security in the smart home must always meet the highest security standards. This test marks the fourth time that AV-TEST, the leading European IT security lab, has tested devolo Home Control—and Home Control has once again been awarded the best grade: "Excellent Protection." The security engineers of AV-TEST ran extensive tests to find out whether Home Control is protected against potential third-party access. They noted that both the data communication of the Home Control app and the communication of the Home Control Central Unit with the web portal are secure. Maik Morgenstern, CTO AV-TEST, summarises the result of the tests, saying, "For the fourth time in a row, devolo Home Control has proven itself in our comprehensive certification tests to be a sophisticated smart-home solution. Our testing has determined that Home Control implements all necessary and practical security features. Therefore, we certify the security of devolo Home Control once again and award it with the AV-TEST certificate for a ‘Certified smart-home product‘."

devolo Home Control: the secure smart home

As early as the development stages of Home Control, there was a heavy focus on data security. The Z-Wave wireless standard is the basis of the security, which means the devolo Home Control Central Unit communicates only with components that have exchanged a unique security ID with the central unit. Additionally, communication from the devolo Home Control Central Unit to the mydevolo cloud is encrypted. The devolo cloud servers are also located in Germany and are thus subject to the rigorous German directives concerning data privacy and data security. These and other security functions underscore the benefits of more than fifteen years of experience in network technology and encryption methods at the Aachen-based manufacturer. Today, more than 45 percent of the employees work in the area of Research and Development.

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