devolo Home Control offers "Excellent Protection." For the third time in a row, the best security test grade
Secured against third-party access
Whether the use is personal or professional, every smartphone, PC or tablet user should be aware of the device‘s security settings. 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 comply with the highest security standards. AV-TEST, the leading European IT security lab, has already tested devolo Home Control three times 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 www.mydevolo.com web portal are secure. Maik Morgenstern, CTO AV-TEST, summarises the result of the tests by saying, "For the third time in a row, devolo Home Control has proven itself in our comprehensive certification tests to be a well-conceived smart home central unit. Efforts were made from the very beginning to implement necessary and practical security features in this unit. Thus, 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 forms the foundation of the security, since the devolo Home Control Central Unit only "talks" to 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% of the employees at the corporate headquarters in Aachen are active in the research unit, working on the continued improvement of secure home networking.