Kiwa develops certification for IoT equipment
Kiwa has developed a certification scheme for both Internet of Things (IoT) devices and the apps with which you can operate them. The international leader in testing, inspection and certification has signaled an increase in manufacturers of ‘smart equipment’ who want their products to be assessed independently on specific IoT aspects. Kiwa, an NPM Capital portfolio company, assesses and certifies according to international safety standards.
To increase the safety level of IoT equipment, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate wants the Delft University of Technology to conduct research from now until 2021 into the safety of Internet of Things equipment, such as smart thermostats, refrigerators and security cameras. If a product is found to be unsafe, the Dutch Ministry will contact the manufacturer to improve it.
This research is part of the Digital Safe Hardware and Software Roadmap, a joint plan by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Ministry of Security and Justice. The Roadmap contains measures to move the market to increase the security level of the Internet of Things, including supervision and certification. Kiwa responds to this with the certification scheme.With these measures, the Netherlands anticipates structural European and international rules.
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