Smart Protection App Gains SBD Accreditation

Smart Home Protection’s burglar alarm mobile application (powered by RISCO Group) has recently obtained Secured by Design (SBD) accreditation.

The mobile app and Cloud-based services, both offered by Smart Home Protection, are enhanced software-based solutions designed to be used in conjunction with the company’s home protection system for managing and controlling it from the comfort of the user’s phone or tablet device. The app provides complete peace of mind as it means that homeowners do not have to be present in the home to set and unset the alarm. They can even use the app to see into their home at any time, via specially-design cameras, for added reassurance.

Established in 1989, Secured by Design is the official UK Police flagship initiative combining the principles of ‘designing out crime’ with physical security and accredits relevant quality products that meet its stringent standards to deter and reduce crime.

Matthew Black, Director of Smart Home Protection, said: “We are delighted that this innovative app has finally gained the recognition it deserves as we always knew it was ahead of its time! We look forward to protecting more and more homes with this police-approved accreditation. ”

Ian Stones, Head of Sales for RISCO UK, commented: “RISCO has long been the trailblazer of crime reduction technologies and is consistently leading innovations to stay one step ahead of the evolving sophistication of many property intrusions.”

“Our full incorporation of Secured by Design principles will provide additional reassurance to installers and end-users alike that a RISCO system is the ultimate enemy of any potential burglar!”

Hazel Goss, Development Officer, Secured by Design, added: “We are delighted to be working with the long-established RISCO Group on their latest range of ever smarter technology products for the residential and commercial marketplaces.

“Advancements in security technology, enables householders to use a smartphone app to see live video of their home on demand whilst they are out and about as well as to receive security alerts.

“Police Forces everywhere want residents to take whatever steps they can to protect their homes to reduce crime and keep communities safe – and new smart technology is playing a key role in driving the growing demand for security products.”