P4, the UK’s largest independent self-testing emergency lighting specialist, has broken new ground by becoming the first to be awarded an enhanced level BSI kitemark for lighting.
Certification to the BSI Mark of Trust Kitemark for IoT Devices was achieved for the company’s Fastel systems M-Web Controller Ecosystem following
testing by BSI at its IoT laboratory.
The kitemark for IoT (Internet of Things) devices is designed to address the potential for cyber threats to all internet-enabled products.
In the modern world, any connected device has the potential to be exploited by hackers as a way to access personal data and to disrupt or divert services. Reducing this operational risk is a key concern, but particularly public sector bodies such as NHS hospital trusts and universities.
Alan Daniels, technical director at P4 said the certification was very significant for its customers.
‘We work with many institutions responsible for large amounts of personal data and critical services.
‘By choosing our emergency lighting system, customers can be sure that they’re getting a system which is not only reliable in terms of guiding people to safety in an emergency, but is also secure in terms of reducing their vulnerability to attack and keeping their data safe.’
P4 says it is committed to ensuring that its systems provide the most secure emergency lighting on the market.
Kitemark certification involves ongoing regular testing of the systems to ensure they continue to meet the requirements.
‘For us, the kitemark is really important because it offers certainty to customers from a respected third party that our system is secure and their data will be safe.’
This is the second kitemark that P4 have been awarded, after achieving their first kitemark in November 2019 for self-testing emergency lighting systems.