Smart Tech – Trust It To Embrace It

A recent report has shown that interest in smart home products continues to grow and consumers are now more willing than ever to purchase devices beyond smart TVs and speakers, including those that can improve home security.

The 2022 State of the Connected Home report, a consumer survey carried out by TechUK in partnership with GfK, shows that three in four consumers own at least one smart home product with ownership of smart security devices rising to 29%, up from 19% in 2020.



And while that’s good news for the industry’s smart hardware specialists, the report also highlighted that some homeowners still have misgivings about smart security devices, with 54% concerned about privacy and 39% worried about the impact on the security of their home.

For Mighton Products’ Mike Derham, this underlines the importance of products that can demonstrate the best of both modern and traditional security technology. says: “The market for smart security devices is clearly growing but if we are to take full advantage of the opportunities in this sector then fabricators and installers must have complete confidence in the products they are selling in order to win over homeowners - with our Avia Secure range, they can do just that.

“That includes our Avia USA Smart Deadbolt+ lock, which has recently been awarded ‘Smart Lock Product of the Year’ at the annual Internet of Things (IoT) Breakthrough Awards.”



Derham adds: “It’s the second time we’ve won the IoT award for best smart lock, following success for the Avia Secure UK smart lock in 2020. And it’s the fourth consecutive year that we’ve claimed a win at the IoT Breakthrough Awards, thanks to back-to-back wins in 2021 and 2022 in the ‘Home Security Product of the Year’ category for our Avia Secure sash window fastener and casement fastener. The IoT Breakthrough Awards attract thousands of companies from around the world, including brands such as Apple, fitbit and Vodafone, so this award establishes Avia alongside globally recognised technology brands and highlights the quality of our smart technology.”


Sold Secure and Apple

Avia Secure was also one of the first smart locks to be awarded Sold Secure SS301 Silver approval. Derham says: “That means homeowners can enjoy all the benefits of a smart security product that has been designed to connect seamlessly to Apple’s Homekit – and has undergone rigorous testing in order to achieve this – but which is also robust enough to withstand manual attacks.”

Compatible with Apple Home Automation – plus Apple Home Keys for the Avia USA Smart Deadbolt+ lock – multiple products in Mighton’s Avia Secure range feature BSI accreditation and/or Secured By Design (SBD) approval.


Avia Secure

The range also includes a smart casement handle, which has recently achieved SBD approval following PAS24 testing. The Avia Secure smart casement handle is available in a range of finishes and compliments the Avia Secure sash fastener and Avia Secure window & door sensor. All are battery operated and can be easily retrofitted in a matter of minutes. Designed to be paired via Bluetooth LE technology to any Apple device, they give users the ability to check, remotely, whether their property’s windows and doors are open or shut.


Smart homes

Also included in the Avia Secure family of products is a BSI IoT approved smart socket, which features audio and visual feedback, energy monitoring and remote scheduling, as well as a high-tech PIR motion sensor.  Capable of detecting potential intruders from up to 10m away – prompting an audible alert or triggering a powerful LED light – it can operate for more than a year on battery power, with an optional mini solar panel extending that to around five years.


Peace of mind

Deerham says: “Avia has been subjected to extensive physical and cyber security testing and has passed through the world’s best testing houses – including for ETSi accreditation, the international standard.

“Together with the other products in the Avia Secure range, we have worked very hard to develop a suite of solutions that can tap into the demand for smart security, while delivering peace of mind for the end user.”


Picture: The Avia Secure range is delivering peace of mind.


Article written by Cathryn Ellis
06th April 2023


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