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Aico SmartLINK Gateway Kitemarked by British Standards Institution

16 July 2021

AICO HAS announced the official Kitemark certification of its SmartLINK Gateway by the British Standards Institution (BSI). This is a significant accolade for the fire and carbon monoxide detection solutions manufacturer as the SmartLINK Gateway is the first product of its kind to be afforded third party certification.

The Ei1000G SmartLINK Gateway provides access to real-time data insight into the status of smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms across housing stocks. Using its built-in GSM data connection, the Gateway employs Aico’s next generation of wireless technology to report events including fire/carbon monoxide-related activations and alarm head removals as they happen to the SmartLINK cloud portal for the purposes of full visibility and remote monitoring.

In point of fact, the SmartLINK Gateway has achieved the BSI Kitemark for Internet of Things Commercial, a multi-faceted BSI Kitemark that examines the product and its associated system and processes in their entirety.

When it comes to Aico’s Gateway, the BSI tested the connectivity and communications within the SmartLINK system, the associated mobile app and cloud portal as well as the data encryption and security of the system. Findings demonstrated that the SmartLINK Gateway stores data in a secure way and does not use weak encryption algorithms for communications. Safety functions are maintained in the event of system failure. The system itself uses Over the Air updates with an appropriate policy in place.

Michael Wright, product development manager for Aico, commented: “We’re delighted to have received BSI Kitemark certification for the SmartLINK Gateway. We welcome third party certification for Internet of Things products such as the Gateway. Achieving this goal is due recognition of the communications performance and security of the product.”

The BSI Kitemark is a renowned mark of quality, demonstrating that a product has been thoroughly and rigorously assessed and is proven to meet recognised industry standards. The Kitemark is all about product quality, safety and reliability.

*For more information on Aico’s SmartLINK Gateway visit www.aico.co.uk/smartlink-gateway/