Annual IoT Breakthrough Awards Program Recognizes Standout Internet-of-Things Companies and Products

Mighton Products, the leading manufacturer and supplier to the joinery industry in the UK for window and door hardware, today announced that its Avia Smart Lock has been selected as the global winner of the “Smart Lock Product of the Year” award in the 4th Annual IoT Breakthrough Awards Program from IoT Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organisation that recognises the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market today.

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Avia is the ultimate secure smart home security system available for multipoint locking doors. Avia is Apple HomeKit enabled and packed with online security features. The Avia secure smart lock is the first smart lock to be accredited by Sold Secure which is administered by the UK’s Master Locksmiths Association and aimed at reducing the risk of crime by assessing security products. Avia has designed all its products with security at its heart and to meet the enhanced security requirements of external agencies and industry standards and regulations. Avia was also the first smart lock to be compliant with the UK Government code of practice for consumer IoT and ETSI TS 103 645 Consumer IoT security technical specification, providing users with the confidence that it is safe and secure at home and online. Avia was also the very first smart lock to achieve the prestigious BSI Internet of Things Verified – residential IoT accreditation.

“Unlike many other smart locks, Avia uses the latest advanced 256 bit encryption for the transfer of data, and Apple HomeKit is widely acknowledged to be the most secure platform available, so the communication between the phone and the lock is protected at the highest level possible,“ said James Johnson, managing director at IoT Breakthrough. “Their innovations with the Avia product continue with their introduction of child safety features, and simply put – Mighton Products is now a leading force of innovation in the smart lock arena. We extend our congratulations to the entire Mighton Products team for taking home this 2020 IoT Breakthrough Award.”

The mission of the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is to recognise the innovators, leaders and visionaries from around the globe in a range of IoT categories, including Industrial and Enterprise IoT, Smart City technology, Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car, and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,700 nominations from companies all over the world.

Mighton Products has also developed ‘optical pairing’ as part of the process for adding a lock to consumer home system and devices. Optical pairing is a Bluetooth® pairing method developed by Mighton Products Ltd as a form of Bluetooth® out-of-band pairing. It is known to be secure against ‘man-in-the-middle’ attacks due to its inherent privacy, made possible by the close physical proximity and the single ‘point to point’ procedure. It works by communicating one of the Bluetooth® pairing encryption keys through a ‘light flashing pattern’ from one device to the other. When optical pairing, only the devices that participate will communicate with each other.

“We believe that every smart lock should be subject to the industry’s most rigorous testing, including both hardware and software components,” said Mike Derham, Chairman, Mighton Products Ltd. “Avia is all about security and about peace of mind, so we didn’t want to make Avia just secure, we wanted to be able to prove Avia’s security credentials too. That’s why we have sent Avia to the world’s best security testing houses for both physical and cyber security testing to be completely scrutinised, and we are proud to receive their validation, as well as the validation from IoT Breakthrough with this 2020 IoT Breakthrough Award designation.”